Itís amazing how much I can get done once the pressure is off. With all deadlines met, I got down to business today and picked up some of the parts and pieces that Iíd let go for most of the month. Why, I even did something that wasnít on my to-do list! Itís not often Iíll even think of something that falls into that category, let alone waste time doing something I canít cross off.
The other extraordinary event today was how close I came to asking for a raise. I danced around it without coming out and saying it, so itís likely the message didnít get across. I simply told Tim that Iíd like to have the time cards as soon as possible so that I could do payroll early, because Iím flat broke.
Itís a slight exaggeration, since I had enough to go out for coffee this morning. But I wouldnít want to set foot in the grocery store, because I wouldnít get very far. An aisle and a half, maybe, if that. If I canít buy cookies and ice cream, why in the world would I want to go shopping?
But I think Tim was sympathetic, so maybe word will get back to the Boss that a vital rung on the corporate ladder has a bit of a squeak in it. Gimme some oil, eh? (Not that Iím asking, but read the signs, will ya?)