Thursday, February 25, 2010

a week of changes

On Sunday, I went to bed after having spent a very normal weekend doing my usual activities, seeing the usual people, feeling like my usual okay self.  But starting Monday, I feel like I'm on some kind of hill, rolling down with no signs of slowing.  A lot has happened, not necessarily good things, and it feels as though I can't stop even to catch my breath. 

On Monday, I was planning on only getting the haircut, but also actually landed an internship as well.  I had applied for it on a whim 3 days earlier, but was asked for an interview and to start working immediately on the same day.  I can't decide if I'm lucky or not about this... I've been at work for 2 days now, and I really don't feel like I'm getting any training.  She's already throwing projects at me, and I don't know how to work on them.  Honestly, I have had a lot of trouble and it's stressful.  It's stuff that eventually I should learn to do, but Jane (my boss) doesn't seem to understand that the other interns and I aren't experts yet.  Our assignments aren't things we can do just off schooling...  and I'm not saying it because I haven't been studying hard.  I do well in the related classes, and I understand the concepts, but it takes time and a different kind of learning to apply it to the real world.  An intern who is 3-months my senior was unable to do my assigned project....  I am thinking maybe there is another internship out there that will benefit me more in terms of learning.....

I could rant on.  But I'm gonna stop, I am not due back in the office until next week, so I won't think about it for now.

To top off my already tumultuous week, I got an iPhone yesterday.  It was very spontaneous and unexpected.  I mentioned briefly during the day that I wouldn't mind an iPhone and W found a really nice deal from a very legit seller.  We went to take a look and I ended up bringing it home with me.  What's nice is that it had been kept very close-to-new (no scratches) and the seller had already worked some magic on it so that I can get all apps for free!  Also, he gave customer service when I had questions about it, even though he had no obligations to, and he says I can use his warranty if anything happens to the phone through December 2010.  Definitely made the week feel a bit less crappy.  But now, NO MORE SPENDING.  Really, I'm definitely cutting back.

I'm slightly amazed at how slowly this week has gone by.  And it's still not over yet.  I realize I don't know how I feel about this week.... but right now, only just meh  :(

4 comments:

  1. yeah..maybe your boss Jane expects too much from you guys..she doesn't even think you're just in an internship and real job world is totally diff. from schooling..

    (P.S. if you'll reply to this comment..pls. put it in my blog's comment box so that i can update my comments :D)

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  2. oh so lucky to have new iphone.

    Anyway, would you mind to exchange button/link with me?

    http://dreamchymecindy.blogspot.com

    Take care.

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  3. Most bosses act like that and assume that you should know everything in one seating. Don't let her get to you.

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  4. I agree with Chloe! Jane is taking too much for granted. This is supposed to be an educational experience for you, so ask Jane all the questions you want. Hopefully she'll see the light. Even people with lots of experience need more indoctrination than Jane is providing.

    That's great about the phone. The week is just about over now, so I hope your little frowny face (at the end of your post) has turned into a smiley face now!!!

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