Monday, February 16, 2009

Progress and Productivity wk 7

1. Work- There is so much going on that I wish I could blog about. I alluded to steps I've recently taken (over at Minor Revisions) that would indicate that I'm sticking around this job for longer than I would have thought. I'm not unhappy about the steps I've taken and if they result in real change I could see myself sticking around and being happy about that.

On the other hand something really shitty has come up (unfortunately this too is something I can't blog about), and I'm pissed about it but completely unable to do anything to change it. It could have been completely avoided if our big boss would pull his/her head of of their ass and really read the shit we send them. In the end it resulted in a lot of stressful, at the last minute work for me for nothing, and may have some professional consequences I'm not happy about (but ultimately shouldn't hurt me in any major way).

2. Research- Turns out my conference presentation was not given... long story but not a big deal. If anyone was interested in it they could always email me. I just wish I had known as I would have had someone put a note up in my space.

I have been working on data coding for my post doc lab. It's slow going but I'm getting there and at least I'll have an update when I speak to my Post Doc Mentor at the end of the month. This brings up all sorts of resentment, but seriously it's the only way this project will move forward and I put too much into it in the beginning to not have it go anywhere.

3. Health- I had my blood drawn this week for the follow up tests for my physical (I put it off for a bit because I didn't want any lasting stomach bug stuff showing up). I also did my best to get out and take long walks, it's nearly impossible to do much more here with the ice on the ground. I'm trying to get out during work so that it's still light out and warmer than it is when I get home. That has been working okay, I fit in two ~30 minute walks this week and we took the dogs out yesterday too. And I brought lunch 3/5 days last week but we've been ordering out too much.

4. Home- I finally made progress here. I started organizing some of the stuff in my home office, and I unpacked a couple more boxes. This is slow and steady but it's working.

5. Finances- no progress to report this week, although I really do need to get those reimbursements in for work and get on the people who owe me $$. You would think this would be a priority. :)


Seeking Solace said...

My husband always needs to be reminded about the reinbursement stuff.

Yay for getting out and exercising.

PhizzleDizzle said...

I also suck at the reimbursement business. It takes me MONTHS to send in the paperwork, and I don't understand why. Don't I want to get the money I am owed? Apparently not.

Nice job this week!

post-doc said...

I was happy when you commented that you could see some changes that might make your job a bit longer term. I hope things continue to tend in a positive direction for you!

And yay for all the assorted progress - it's all I can do to keep up professionally and my parents are taking care of my house. :)

Albatross said...

I hope the work stuff works out for the best.

Mid-day walks are great. In addition to the exercise, they always help to clear my head.

Psych Post Doc said...

Thanks Everyone.

SS- I printed out the reimbursement stuff now I'm waiting for my boss to be in to sign it. A step in the right direction. :)

PD- thanks!!

Katie- I'm actually thinking of hiring a cleaning person. Are your parents available? Maybe they can drive to the NE once a month. ;)

Albatross- I agree that midday walks really make a big difference. I am going to do my best to make them a regular habit as soon as it stops snowing out here.