Ranting and raving and carrying on

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

No excuse for it...

I'm a lazy sod. I mean, I was off work for an entire month in December, and I still didn't update this frigging thing. That sort of sucks. I have started another blog, over at Livejournal, you can click here to view it. Between that one and this one, maybe I can keep one of them updated semi-regularly?

So what's going on? Well, I'm in Singapore right now, in the middle of another audit. I'm going to Argentina next month, so I will have hit every inhabited continent except Australia by the end of February.

Also, I majorly screwed up at work last month - I ran my first audit, and completely dropped the ball. There's checklists for the audit leader to use before the audit, during the audit, and after the audit. Well, I followed the checklists pre-audit and during the audit no problem, but as soon as I sent out the final report I completely forgot about the third checklist - a whole bunch of work didn't get done, and then I dropped off the map work-wise, so my boss couldn't contact me to tell me I was missing stuff, so she had to do it. She was pretty cool about it when I talked to her, but it was a major fuckup on my part.

I've been thinking about my job lately anyway, and I've realized that this is not what I like to do. I don't like rating other people's work, I want to get out and create new stuff. I was happy as a technical security specialist in my previous job, because I got to invent stuff and solve problems. Now all I do is criticize other people's work, which majorly sucks. I think it may be time to move on soon. I only have 9 months left in the assignment, but I'm not sure if I can wait that long. Besides, as fun as it may sound, continual travel is a complete nightmare - I had to overcome a 13-hour time difference in one day on this trip, and going back I'll have one day (maybe two) to overcome the time difference in the other direction.

I don't know, maybe I'll just call a corporate headhunter and see what they can find for me. Bleah.

The other crappy thing is I've basically lost my military commission - I haven't contacted the unit in about 4 months, which effectively makes me AWOL. They won't arrest me (I think), they'll just drop-kick my ass out of the army completely.

I dunno, the first couple of weeks of this year it felt like I was trying to pick up the pieces of my life out of a pool of molasses or something - really depressing and lethargic. I think I'm doing a bit better now, but we'll see.