You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Happy Sunday, friends! Have an early-ish post today because I have plans for the afternoon. Some overdue human interaction with someone who is not my husband! (Have I mentioned I do not get out much? Other people? Hiss boo hiss.) My friend from work is coming over to hang out and watch anime and eat wings and talk writing stuff and probably vent about work stuff.

Speaking of venting about work stuff, and not unrelated to the title of this post, I found out on Friday that I am being pulled off a project I enjoy to go to another team that desperately needs someone with my skill set. That skill set being competent with a computer, a fast learner, task-oriented, and a hard/efficient worker.

There are a lot of positives here–10 minute shorter commute, closer to restaurants and shopping, an office with natural light, steadier and busier work–but I’m starting off with a really bad taste in my mouth. I was never included in any sort of discussions regarding this transfer. I was never even given the choice to decline. I was summoned to the office at the end of my day on Friday for what I assumed was to be a one-on-one with my new team lead only to find out she was handing me off to another team lead because her predecessor had made the decision that morning that I would be the best fit for the new team.

I don’t particularly enjoy being made a pawn in office politics, regardless how good of a fit or how much busier I will be or what opportunities for advancement this might provide me. If I had wanted to be back in the office setting with a busier schedule and advancement opportunities I would have taken the team lead position my old boss was vacating in the other office. I am well-liked in the on-site office (at least, I think I am) and do not want to leave them for a new setting. But unfortunately, what I want doesn’t matter here.

One other nice thing about this move though is that my friend is also being transferred to that office and starting with me there tomorrow. In her case, she was fighting for a transfer and is ecstatic to have it finally go through. (More office politics delayed her move as well so we’re in fine company in that regard.) It remains to be seen whether the office will survive having the two of us in such close proximity. *dark chuckle*

So that’s pretty much where I’m at with my mental state going into this week. Lot of frustration and anger but trying to look on the bright side and see the silver linings (there really are so many). My schedule is going to shift a little, at least at first. I might be able to return to my first shift schedule (7-3 as opposed to 8-4) eventually but I really have no idea. It should not effect my posting here at any rate.

Speaking of which, you don’t come here to listen to me blather on about my life, you come here for writing prompts! So here are the next 5 prompts I will be writing from this week.

195. Recall a memorable haircut or hairstyle you have had, given, or witnessed.
196. In what way do you not fit in with the family you grew up with?
197. Describe the most beautiful sound you have ever heard.
198. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
199. Does your name have a meaning? If so, what is it? If not, make up your own meaning for it.

Alright, that does it for your weekly update! See you tomorrow with the first prompt! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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