Friday, February 28, 2003

Better... (a relative term)

I don't know what it is, but this morning I woke up feeling better than I have felt in weeks.

Physically I am still ill. My sinuses are acting up and causing me to feel off balance and congested. At times it is so bad that I can barely breathe. On top of that, my knees are still bothering me, and while I still feel tired, I don't feel as run-down as I have been feeling.

It is odd. I have been feeling so miserable for so long now that when I felt OK this morning I didn't know what to do. And somehow it has managed to last. I am at work, and that hasn't dragged me back down yet. I got stopped on the way to work this morning (and got a $50 fine) and still feel pretty good. Stupid, and poorer, but still OK.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

While a have a few minutes let me post a couple of quick updates.

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But, on to another topic, my work visa. I'll give you the short version for now... I got a new visa, so I have been readmitted into the country for another year.

I might write more about the experience later, but for now I am being called to a meeting. I also have a few other things to write about once I get them a little more settled in my mind.


Monday, February 03, 2003

I just got word that my review will be this afternoon at 4:00. Things should go well, but we will see what happens.

It is also looking like I will not be copying the entries from my old journal into this one. If you are interested in reading them you can find them at My uJournal Page. Which reminds me, I have to put a note in that system that forwards people here.

Well, my level of stress has increased.

The company I work for keeps doing more and more to cut costs. Earlier this month I was talking to the Director of IT (my department) and he said that we had cut all the fat from the department. Well, apparently it wasn't enough. On the 17th there was another round of layoffs and 2 more people were cut from IT, along with about 20-25 people from fulfillment. I don't knoiw how many people were cut from any other departments. So now, in an effort to save money, the company has started to cut deeper and is now starting to cut into muscle. How much longer before there is nothing but bone left, if that much.

Add into the mix the fact that annual reviews are coming up in the next couple of weeks... And something that is even more important to me, my work visa expires in a week. So with all this going on, along with the US policy changes, I have to go to INS and hope that they will allow me to stay and work for another year. This expiring of my work visa causes me stress every year. This time it is causing even more because of the rising tension in the world and the way the US seems to be trying to cut itself off from the rest of the world. At least the way the current US government is cutting itself off.

We'll see what happens when I get there.