The three Jude’s

I’ve discovered I have three distinct personalities after this weekend… 

1. Sober Jude – This is the normal person you meet in the office, at lunch or just on the street.  This Jude is normally pretty quiet and not very sure of himself, of course this Jude has been through the most and his self esteem and ego is pretty much in the dumps. 

2. Drunk Jude – This Jude is not normal, well what is normal really?  He can dance; sing and pretty much entertain his fellow party goers.  His ego isn’t in question and his self esteem is pretty much alright. 

3. Hangover Jude – This Jude is disliked by Sober and Drunk Jude and they both blame each other for his appearance.

You would think I would learn after living this way for the last seven months, but you know what?  It’s too much fun and I don’t plan to change it for the time being.  I’m thinking about taking a month long detox as soon as I get back to Seattle.

Lessons in how not to manage people

A new and wonderful policy from above… 

I see that there is a lot of absentees in the meetings in the venues.  Effective immediately, any one absent from the meeting will be deducted the day pay by HR and a warning memo should be sent to him/her. The only acceptable reason is medical leave with an official form from HMC. 

So basically what they’re saying is all you people who are in the middle of a task, drop everything and run to your venue meeting.  I seem to remember something similar when I was in elementary school, but isn’t this supposed to be the grownup world?  I could’ve sworn I just had my 10 year high school reunion so should that put me closer to 30 then kindergarten?  Again I would like to point out that this country has a chance to show the world how good they are on the world stage, but this kind of junk just makes it look like their a bunch of armatures here.  Every policy they make like the above mentioned one will leak out, in fact I’m sure I’m leaking it out now and I shouldn’t be, but I just can’t help myself, this is absurd.  I understand meetings can be important venues to share information between departments and such, but shouldn’t I be able to decide if I can make it based on workload?  Or better yet if I can make arrangements to meet with the appropriate departments on my own why can’t that work the same as gathering in a small room with a bunch of people I don’t need to talk to or get information from? 

Oh well I should go clean up my finger-painting, after all isn’t that what you do in kindergarten?

What can a guy do?

I sit here wondering why I’m in the office / venue today.  I’m sick I should be at home.  But wait I’m not allowed to take any sick leave, casual days or vacation days until after December 15th.  So here I am sitting at my desk in my logistics compound and thinking wow its 31 degrees centigrade here today and it feels cool.  I’m thinking about my next move, as in who should I work for, where should I get a job, and do I think I can get into the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  I know that’s where I want to be, but how to get into it is another question entirely.  Of course everything will look better from a beach in Thailand and I’m sure once I get rid of this crappy cold/flu everything will seem possible.  At the moment though the meds I’m on are making it hard to concentrate.  So if I wasn’t ADD before I sure as hell am now!