Dec 08 2013

Busy Season and Work Craziness

Published by at 12:59 pm under General,Hubby news,Working Moms,YAY things

It’s officially been over 2 months since I last posted. And believe it or not, I still have summer fun posts to write up. But for now, a quick catch up.

We’ve officially made it through busy season at work. And as if busy season isn’t bad enough, corporate dropped a pretty big bomb on us right at the start of busy season – they’re closing our Fort Worth office. Now, before you get too worried about my employment situation (because I know you all lose sleep over whether I have a job),¬†they are moving all operations to our facility in Carrollton…40 miles from our home (and we have one of the shorter commutes post-move). But at least we still have jobs. The official reasoning is that we own the building in Carrollton and lease the space in Fort Worth, so we’ll be saving boo-Koo money in rent. The unofficial reasoning (one of many) is that the company just spent tens of millions of dollars to revamp the Carrollton space and they want to make “good use” of it.

Needless to say, this didn’t go over too well with a lot of folks, us included. And just as we were set to start looking elsewhere, my department got the word that we’d be allowed to work remotely…100% of the time. We’ve got a lot of work to do to really be ready to be 100% remote, but I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll still have to make the trek to Carrollton at times, but even once or twice a month is better than every day. (If it helps with perspective, it’s a minimum hour and half one way…) And, to make me feel even more lucky, not every department was offered this. The decision about how often a department had to be in the office was left up to a certain level of management, and was dependent on the nature of the work that needs to be done. And we’ve had some losses – a few people, including Bryan’s boss, took advantage of the severance packages they were eligible for. So the transition won’t be easy, but (and forgive me for sounding like I’m towing the company line here; believe me there’s still plenty going on that I don’t agree with) I am really looking forward to a new remote environment, and what it can mean for enhanced family time.

All this change at work has just sapped my writing energy after hours, so that’s a big part of my lapse in posting. Now that things are winding down, I should be able to get back to more fun glimpses into my life in a house full of boys. :)

Next up, some Icepocalypse 2013 fun!

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