Listening to: Sneaky Sound System – 16
Things said at work the past two days:
Me: Well … did you go ask the client for this?
Associate: Yeah ………. but he hasn’t responded. I don’t think he does what I ask because I don’t know what I’m doing …
Me: WELL don’t let HIM know that!
Associate: … I think he knows.
Me: Are you ok?
Associate: Yeah, I’m just really tired … but it’s ok it’s almost five …
Me: That doesn’t mean anything.
Senior: What time are you coming in on Saturday? Like 8:30?
Me: …………. uh … sure
Senior: Ok, well when you come in, you can get started on this module—
Me: You know what, no I’ll probably come in at 9:30
Senior: Ok —
Me: No. You know what. I’ll get here when I get here. I’ll probably watch tv in the morning. In any case, I’ll still get here before you. You always come in at 10.
Senior: Yeah well … I mean I always attempt to get here at 8:30
Me: Well, the gap in your “attempt” and your “success” is pretty wide.
Julie: So you seemed kind of …………
Me: Pissed off?
Julie: Well, yeah, no, is that an understatement?
Me: LOL can pissed off be an understatement?
*two weeks ago*
Me: Is it just going to be me and you in this little room next week? Staring awkwardly at each other since Julie’s not coming too?
Me: OH MY GOD! We should just go to cafe and work! It’ll be so cute and fun!
Me: You’re horrible.
This led to the past two week of me randomly going “OMG we should go to a CAFE!” or whining “he won’t let us go to a cafe”
Julie: Let’s go to a CAFE!
Me: SEE! EVEN JULIE WANTS TO GO! One more person on my side!
Senior: No. We’re not going to a FUCKING cafe! This isn’t an episode of Friends YOU are not Rachel and Julie is not Phoebe. This is REAL LIFE. And in real life we’re going to sit in this sauna of a room and we’re not having ANY FUN.
Senior: Melissa, so after you finish clearing review notes for intangibles, you can help the associate close out any open items on her module. Julie ……. *launches into a three minute game plan for the weekend* … So how does that sound?
*Silence from both me and Julie for about ten seconds where I just stare at my computer*
Me: You know what Danny. You keep saying “just help her close out the open items on this module.” When I hear the words “close out,” I expect a workpaper to be close to completion. But all these workpapers aren’t even done. I don’t think I would even consider them “started.” I don’t have anything to “close out” because there are NO analytics.
This becomes about a ten minute conversation about our associate and the status of the audit
Me: Ok fine, see this makes much more sense to me now. Because before when you told me to just help close something out, I’d open the workpaper and think “What the fuck, Danny is fucking sugarcoating this”
Senior (clearly his name is Danny): I know I know but I couldn’t just SAY in front of her, nothing is done so you have to do it
Me: I don’t WANT you to say that in front of her. But it would be nice for you to tell me off to the side so I don’t look at something and think “what the fuck is this shit”
Senior: So what I’m planning to do is for you and Julie to just take on the non critical areas and Melissa … I don’t know how you want to do it but if you can have the associate just like, sit next to you … and just watch what you’re doing so she can get an understanding of what to do … I’m sorry I know that’s really inconvenient
Me: No I don’t mind. In fact, I like training people and making them learn MY way of auditing
Senior: Great. By the end of the audit you can turn her into an unruly and vulgar associate like yourself
Me: EXCUSE ME?! ……. Yeah. That’s true.
Partner *gives us all a five minute long to do list for the weekend*
Partner: So … it should be a pretty exciting weekend
Senior: ……………………………… is it? Uh …….. what’s happening?
Partner: US Figure Skating Championships is at HP Pavilion this weekend!
Manager: What do you guys want me to pick up for lunch? In N Out?
Me: Uh, absolutely not
Manager: Wow, that was a very strong reaction
Me: I’m not coming into work on a Saturday just to eat some $2 burger for lunch
Suze Orman on when to buy a house vs. rent
I think my best indicator for not buying a house is that from this video, I:
1) Do not know how much property taxes is
2) Did not realize I’d have to pay for property insurance
I went to eat at a place called Crawdaddy after work on Friday with college friends / ex-roommates. It was like a Boiling Crab (we had initially planned to go to Boiling Crab but it was a 2 hr wait). I don’t like any shellfish except for oysters so I just got a dozen raw oysters. I realized after my second oyster that I have only ever eaten raw oysters in SF and in New Orleans … and it had not dawned on me that the caliber of oysters in South San Jose might not be up to par. So depressing. It felt like if I had only ever eaten fried chicken in the south, and then one day went into a KFC expecting the same and then came out thinking WTF WAS THAT. Sad! But it also makes me want to go up for SF Oyster Happy Hours ANDDDDD Oyster farms!!! so I can take advantage of what is here in Nor Cal before I leave.
Then Saturday I went out with my coworker Julia to a restaurant called Sumiya which is like a yakitori. So yum. Potato mochi – amazing! Been craving it for a long time. So I dropped another $35 on a single meal … I think during busy season I spend somewhat less money because I don’t go out as often, but when I do go out, I spend like crazy because I’m like OMG I’M OUT!
WAH It’s already 1am! I had planned on waking up early to gym before going to work. Not sure if that will happen now.