Thursday, December 09, 2004

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So most of you know I work for Cingular Wireless, formerly AT&T Wireless. We got bought out by Cingular and it's been official for a month or two now. There hasn't really been a whole lot of changes really. old ATT Wireless is actually called Cingular Blue now and Cingular before we joined em is called Cingular Orange. I think it's kind of silly but I guess they wanted to drop the ATT name all together and that's the best thing they can come up with. I still do the same thing I always did. There are a lot of people that are worried about their jobs wondering if they're going to have one come next year or not. Some people have already turned in their resignation and have jobs lined up or have already left. As for me I'm not really worried. I see all the work that is planned for next year and my team plays a big part in getting the work done. One of my co-workers that left recently, well she hasn't officially left she has moved to Denver and is supposedly "working remotely" till the end of the year so she can get her bonus and is also starting her new job in Denver at the same time. I'm not really sure how that's supposed to work but that's what she's planning on doing ok where was I going with this? OH yah so this co-worker that "left" thinks that out of the 6 people in our group I'm probably the most likely one to keep my job with Cingular. It makes me feel good to hear things like that. I dont know if that's true but I like to think that. I do have more experience than anyone with the database we use and Cingular also uses so that puts me ahead of everyone in that area but I dont have near as much experience with the technical aspect as some. I don't really think our whole team will get thrown to the curb but I could maybe see one or two being let go.

I have noticed a downgrade in what's the word employee satisfaction I guess will work. I was the first one into work today on my team and usually everyone gets here around the same time. So I was the first one here and I was even a little late I'm still the only one here. We accrue our vacation and our sick leave and I think people have mounds of sick leave and they are just taking it whenever they feel like as if it's vacation. People come in late, leave early, don't come in at all, it's kind of sad. But whatevar, I try to do my best. Usually if I come in late I'll leave late and I don't take sick leave when I'm not sick very often. I have to admit I am doing this on friday but I've only done it a couple times before not like every other week like some people do around here.

Going to see a concert tonight (Snow Patrol, The Shins, Modest Mouse, Keane, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand) and will most likely be out late so I'm thinking I'm not going to want to go to work the next day. I'm really looking forward to this concert too it's going to be awesome! I've seen Snow Patrol in concert a few months ago and they were AWEsome so can't wait to see them again and I've been really wanting to see Modest Mouse and The Killers for some time but just haven't been able to go any of the times they've ben here. So this time I'm going and it's gonna be great!