a little east of reality

Thursday, June 22, 2006

enough already

Section planning day today. The section manager talked for about half of the time, said nothing we hadn't heard before and made no decisions. He's a nice enough guy and does the job as far as I can tell, but man can he ramble on. I felt like he kept trying to convince us of things we already agreed with - he'd explain what he wanted to do, and we'd all be clearly fine with it, and then he explain why he wanted to do it, and how he'd seen it work in the past, and how we might go about making it happen and why it would be effective. By mid-afternoon I had to physically restrain myself from saying, "Dude we get it, and we're fine with it...move on!" I'm thinking perhaps not the thing to say right before applying for an ongoing promotion.

The good thing was that we spent some quality time with the Melbourne-based trio in our section. It's great to have the chance to know them better because we'll likely be working with them across states and being familiar with more than their names is pretty important.