I still do! And no matter how weird it feels to think or even say that, I really do. I like the responsibility – I manage 8 people now (I hired one and have interviewed 3 others for 2 more vacancies) and I like the corporate talk that goes on at the Managerial level. I don’t have any team leaders to look after but if I get my way that will be changing soon. I like being able to work from home and that sometimes I have to work late. I like working between offices in the city and up in the burbs and I’m really fond of being able to display my MBA designation after my name and title on my business cards and not feel embarrassed to have it. It just fits for me.
I am so looking forward to doing something so out of character for me that I’m almost giddy at the thought… I am going to withdraw from a team leader pool at my former job. The same place that I begged them to let me work at that level – with or without pay, on a project or not, in any division… anything. I even thought I would be able to use my MBA to get a team leader position there… yeah, no. But now I’m going to withdraw after completing almost all of the requirements. It’s basically at the interview stage. I smile everytime I think about the look of the face of the hiring manager as he reads it. <giggle>
In other news, my Wii tells me that I have gained 2.8lbs in the last week. Damn Halloween. I realized that I eat too much, of the bad stuff, at bad times. I always seem to be hungry but after I eat, I feel guilty and that stress makes me eat more. Dumb, eh? I actually went for a run tonight (Sunday night) and I lasted 30 minutes. The main problem I had – besides being tired – was that my track pants kept falling down and every few minutes I’d have to yank them up. I must have looked hilarous. I really need proper running clothes including equipment to be seen at night!
Did I mention that every morning Stewie freaks out when he looks at the control panel for the house alarm – on our bedroom wall? He calls for me and asks; "Daddy, turn the red light off please". When I punch in the code, he says, "thank you!". If I don’t get to it soon after he arrives in our room in the morning, he’ll just keep asking for me it turn it off. LOL. He’s crazy.
So I guess I need to eat less (and slower) and exercise more.