Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mom Boss Approved

So, Mom Boss approved my time off in November!!! Yayyy!

I was soooooo excited when she told me.

I don't know what I'm going to be doing but I do know I will not be working and I WILL be doing something fun. A whole 4-5 days of fun.

Excited Excited Excited.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Translation: Let's Cross Over

Eat Pray Love. I read and loved the book. I have been waiting for the movie to come out for a while now. The first time I saw the trailer for it I got sooooo excited. Well the time is finally here and the movie came out yesterday. Of course, the anticipation was killing me and I had to see it this weekend so I went earlier today. I absolutely loved it. I definitely recommend it to all of my fellow travelers (and dreamers) out there.

Once you read the book or see the movie, you will realize the importance to the word Attraversiamo!

Another life lesson learned from the book... If you are going to pray and pray to win the lottery, let me remind you that you need to actually buy a ticket. :-)

You're welcome.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Workaholic's Don't Travel!

So, I would not really consider myself a career girl. I am not aiming to become some top Executive. I don't have awesome girl power career goals. HOWEVER.....I do take my job very seriously. When I'm there, I'm 100%. I try very hard to do a really great job. I take pride in my work. I try to be organized. I want to learn new things. I research if I don't know how to do something. I want to fully understand what my job is. I want my bosses and colleagues to think of me as a key player. I stay late and work weekends if need be to make sure my work is taken care of. All of those good things. But like I said. No grand career aspirations.

I do enjoy my hectic job. This new job is an extension of what I was doing at my previous job. Adding to that, a whole new accounting side. Plus a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Throw in many meetings and there you have it. I also have the whole commute thing which adds about 3 hours to my day.

My main boss (who we call 'Mom') just reassigned all of our upcoming groups. Long story short, we got assigned to specific managers and we will now take on their specific groups. Well, my 2 assigned managers just happen to be VERY busy in the next few months and the beginning of next year. So, their groups will now be my groups. Plus I have my own groups. Also will still have a few groups I have kept from other managers that I was already involved in. Starting in the next few days, I will be slammed until November 19!! I will have one week of freedom and then more groups until December 14. I have not had a day off (minus the weekends) since my New York trip in January! Not even one day. Boo hoo!

So, what is my point??!! My point is....I need to ask Mom Boss for a few days off during that week so I can for sure take a little trip! I need to ask her NOW before she assigns another group to me during that week. So that's the plan. Mom Boss is crazy busy right now, but I think the sooner I ask her, the better. I may sneak my request on her desk tomorrow. Wish me luck!!!!

By the way. I'm thinking this may be a good time for that Chicago trip I've been wanting to do. Thoughts?

LA Working Girl