Friday, May 04, 2007

KOOKY: Promotion

So the big news I was alluding to is that, as of May 1st (that was this past Tuesday), I'm now "Weed, Team Lead and DBA, Web Team" (DBA == Database Administrator). Yup, I got promoted.

Not a lot of details really. My boss had been wanting for many months to have a team lead for my team so he can dump stuff off of that person instead of having to deal with the entire team. So on Monday, he sat me down and asked if I wanted to be Team Lead, and after asking him a few questions, I said "Yes!"

There isn't a lot of details to tell. I know that I get to move up a pay level (that doesn't mean I get a raise in pay, very complicated to explain, that). And he mumbled something about me doing performance reviews. Yikes! I'd never done actual supervisory stuff, well not at a paying job at any rate. So I'm going to start looking around for management courses. This will be interesting. In any case, I'm certain that I will hear more of what my boss expects of me in due time. That's me for not asking questions when I should have. Oh well.

The rest of my day was pretty much a waste. We now have 7 desks (not 8 as I first thought), in our room. And once one of the guys come back, we'll have 6 people squished in our room. It will be interesting in a couple of ways: 1) I finally have another female in the group, and even though she's not a techie, I need someone I can talk to girlie stuff to once in a blue moon. 2) Our room's become a little international. There's someone from Ireland, England and Australia. My co-op's from China, but he's been here since he was 11. Then there's me and my original co-worker. While I like the people who are in my room, at least two of them are very talkative (not to say that I'm not), but it's not always conducive to getting stuff done.

Someone commented in my last post that upper management should see how they like being squished in like sardines. While I appreciate the sentiment, my own Director has to share an office with someone else. You would think that someone at her level would have her own office, but no, that's not how things work around here. And trust me when I say she didn't have a choice.


Anonymous said...

Is that kind of interesting thing of having someone else complete the work you set?

I always found solving tech problem is far more easy than dealing with people issue.

Have fun and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Darth Vader (aka upper management): "Come Princess Leia, JOIN US! You can no longer fight the force. Become one of us!" Together, we will go for long lunches, play lots of golf, and take lots of naps!

Princess Leia: "NO!!!!"

Darth Vader (heavy breathing and red light glowing brighter on his chest): We will give you a light-sabre, a raise, and best of all, another female to talk girlie stuff!

Princess Leia: "Yes!"

Laetitia's mummy said...

Congratulations on the promotion. I'm sure the pay increase SHOULD make its way to you (on way or another) :p.