Saturday, January 8, 2011

New year changes

My New Year wasn't met with resolutions, I normally don't do that, my only resolution was to make note of my odometer as in my last post and even that was post script.

My employer however, had other plans.

I went into work last December 28th and within a half hour was summoned to the principal's office so to say. My supervisor had called a meeting and informed the four of us in her department that management was making some changes. This can't be good.

She told us that there were going to be some departmental changes. One being that the department we were part of was being dissolved. Gulp.

She was being promoted to manage the new department and a co-worker from another department, which was also being restructured, was coming in and taking my spot. Oh crap.

I was being moved into the new Operations Logistics department.

Each of the three previous departments had their own Logistics Coordinator, now we have three new departments and only two of us are the logistic coordinators for everyone. The other or third LC we had moved into my spot, not my position, my physical spot.

That moved me closer to the shipping desk, my duties haven't changed much as of yet. I will report to the new Operations Manager, but that is about all that affects me, except that my desk moved.

Remember when Irondad visited me at work and co-workers warned me of a suspicious culprit lurking about my bike trying to peer into the windows of the mother ship? My desk was here and difficult to spot any seedy characters skulking about.

Well that empty spot by the window is my new "spot" or what many wish for "a corner window office".

I now basically have a wide screen TV in my office, there isn't much on but I can keep a close eye on my bike.

This is about as close as one could get to working with your bike without actually working on it or riding it.

However, I may have to post a sign for Irondad's next visit.

P.S. - We are all aware of Irondad's office, the lucky dog and thanks to BlueKat for the idea of showing us her office and how far she is away from her bike. Let's see your office in proximity to your bike and where you spend your day, a challenge if you will.



  1. Geez, if you're going to write suspenseful stuff like this I'm going to have to quit reading late at night! I'm glad things ended well, and you still have an office.

    I can't decide if having the bike right outside the window is good or not. You'll just be longingly looking out the window at your beautiful Tiger and the perfect riding weather...and be useless for work.

    Good that you can keep an eye out for the local riff-raff on a Yamaha! :)

  2. After all I have done for you two! It's nice to have friends. One of these days maybe I'll find out.

    Two questions:

    1. Does this mean I will have to park at the lumber yard and walk the tracks to sneak up on you?

    2. Does throwing a rock at the window when you're concentrating on something else count as tapping on the glass?

  3. @Bluekat - all is well, just a lateral move. It is nice to have the Tiger so close but this Spring is going to kill me wanting to go for a ride.

    @Irondad - Sneak up on your BMW and I'll never expect it to be you. ;)
    And no rocks, that would scare the crap out of me.

  4. You had me going for a bit. Phew! A window spot equals promotion here in North America or so I have been told. I bet you will suffer seeing the bike all day and not being able to go out for a spin. I would...

  5. I was worried there for a moment, thought you had lost yor job. It must be nice to look at your bike all day.

  6. That is definitely going to be a killer having the bike right there on those perfect spring and fall days. Sudden case of PMS should send you "home" (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome, learned that one today.)

    Wonder if they would notice a swinging window being installed? Can you have a cardboard cutout printed up to make it look like you are sitting at your desk. :)


  7. Almost missed this post. I was on the edge of my seat. If this was Bobskoot's post, he would've broken the it into two days.

    I don't think I can deal with an office with windows. The last couple of times, I ended up getting blinds to keep out the bright sun. When an office came up with only windows opening into the building, I took it. I'm not sure I'd want to post a picture of my office. I'll need to think about that...


  8. You've got to feel better about having your bike close. When I'm traveling alone I like to have my bike visible through a window if I'm in a restaurant or similar place. You worry about these things, they're important!

    Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life

  9. I think you'd better put some of that mirror stuff on a small spot on the window, so you can see if a boss is coming up behind while you are staring at the Tiger and day dreaming about riding!

  10. Troubadour:

    I'm glad you got the office with the window. It's nice to look outside at your bike just in case that Darth Vader guy with the helmet sneeks up on his BMW wannabee again.

    I was on the edge of my chair. I would have suggested stopping half way as Richard suggested and continue sometime next week

    I already have photos of my office with my window view, sort of like yours . . .

    Wet Coast Scootin


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