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Lost 3.5lbs this week. Not quite as much as I hoped for but a start. I dunno if things will slow down now I've done a week or whether I'll continue to lose 3lbs a week if I stick to the diet. We'll see I guess.

Dinner with Laura was actually not that bad. We didn't really talk much about work at all just general girly chats so maybe I was overreacting :)

Things getting a bit silly at work. Boss's deputy is moving to another office for at least 3 months and she needed a replacement. It came down to me or Greg as we've both been there the longest and both passed the management assessment. She chose Greg. I didn't really mind, although the extra responsibility (and money) would have been nice but when Greg asked why she chose him over me she couldn't give a reason other than 'I had to pick one of you' Greg wasn't really happy with that so now we're going to take it in turns. He's going to deputise when boss goes on holiday next month and I'll do it the next time. Kind of reminded me of a parent teaching children to share a favourite toy by making them take turns with it. It was almost patronising.

I did feel quite guilty though. Not sure I'd have questioned the decision if she'd picked me :(
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Having a bit of a problem at the moment. A few months ago a girl started working for me. She was pleasant enough and good at her job and we started chatting when she came to drop stuff off to me. We went out for lunch a couple of times and it was all fine but I began to notice that she was getting quite clingy. We went from being colleagues to her pouring her heart out to me about everything and it kind of felt like she was forcing her friendship onto me. I spoke to Greg about it and he said he'd noticed it too.

I felt kind of bad as she clearly wanted someone to talk to, but I began to notice it wasn't just me. She goes out of her way to say hello to and know everyone in the building. It kind of freaks me out a bit, especially as she makes a massive drama out of everything and I'm the one who has to listen to it all. She's angry at the moment because a few people at work have been promoted over her and she just won't stop talking about it. She actually started crying about it on Friday and then she phoned me today to rant about it some more. She's invited me to hers for dinner tomorrow and told me to bring an overnight kit so I can stop over and don't have to walk home in the dark on my own. I said yes, but thinking about it I just know she's going to spend the whole night complaining about work or some other drama in her life and honestly I'm really not in the mood.

I'm not really sure how to get her to back off a bit. She's 6 years younger than me and I think she looks at me as kind of an older sister/mother figure. I'm worried if I tell her to back off she'll just freak out even more. I can see it getting into a kind of Cable Guy (the movie) scenario.

I'll have to decide how to play it in the morning. At the moment I'm thinking of just making an excuse and not going. If I do go I'm not going to stay over.

Urgh, complicated

Hmm.....

Aug. 12th, 2005 07:47 am
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Well, I get my management board interview results at 10am this morning. As I stated here I don't think I've passed. Just a gut feeling I've had since I did the interview and tests.

Still, The Island is out today and Greg is having a birthday party tonight so if I've passed I can celebrate with Beanie, Ewan and booze and if I've failed I can comfort myself with Beanie, Ewan and booze

It's a win win situation really

NOT looking forward to the 12 page feedback report we get regardless of whether we've passed or failed. I hate having my faults highlighted. Meh!

Meh!

Aug. 11th, 2005 01:55 pm
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Didn't get the job move so I'm stuck here for now unless I pass the management thing tomorrow which I really don't think I have

Can I win the lotto? Please?

Oh, and boss's boss obviously thinks I'm emotionally unstable as he got boss to check I was ok after he told me I wouldn't be moving. Dude, I only got upset last time because I was so damn angry about the pettiness of the senior management

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