Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thank You For Your Kind Words! I'm Officially Stuck In The Fifth Ring of Hell

Sorry all for the long absence! I've been going through physical therapy and undergoing chiropractic care, which has helped quite a bit with the headaches and neck pains.

Just as I thought things were going well... Well... I'm now stuck in the fifth ring of hell, so to speak.

My company underwent a management overhaul this past year, and let's just say the new regime is trying to make an imprint. And by imprint, they're forcing us peons to undergo Gawd-awful team building exercises. You know the ones I'm talkin' about. In case you're fortunate enough never to have experienced this excruciatingly mind-numbing time-sink, watch this American Airlines commercial and you'll understand.



The worst part about this is that I'm forced to fly cross-country almost every other week this month to participate. I feel like I've joined a cult that deprives me of sleep to make me vulnerable and confused, so that I'll voluntarily drink the Kool-Aid. Please don't ask me what the logic to this is, since I don't see any.

I'm also not going to say much more about this since, God forbid, someone at my company reads this blog. But more than that, when so many people are currently unemployed, it just seems very petty and shallow of me to whine about it.

Anyhow, the constant travels has put me seriously behind the eight-ball at work and I've been a bit overwhelmed. The brainwashin.... errrr... the team building exercises should be over by end of September. Thank you all again for your kind thoughts and words. Rest assured, I'm better now. Well... atleast physically, so I will be back soon! (I hope...)

17 comments:

Moneyapolis said...

Oh no! This sounds like a terrible reality TV show experience. Sleep deprivation, constant travel, weird activities...just minus the alcohol.

ndchic said...

Welcome back! I've missed your blog.

Moving on up! said...

I HATE team building excercises! It's really demeaning and humiliating. I feel like a child when we have to do this. Welcome back though. I had insomnia for 6months and it made me miserable. Sorry. I took antidepressants and I'm all better!

The Lost Goat said...

WB. Hope things get less crazy for you soon.

Miss M said...

Yay! I thought you were gone for good :( We've missed you, hang tough and don't drink the kool aid!

Donna Freedman said...

Tell me you don't have to do something like the dreaded "Wal Mart Cheer" -- or do you???
My sympathies. And glad to see you back.

jpkittie said...

glad to see you back - we missed you

psychsarah said...

Your post gave me a flashback to my worst job ever-telemarketing. One day the execs came down from the US (I'm in Canada) and they made us all wear cheesy t-shirts. Then, they split us into team and made us create lame-o song lyrics about the company to sing in front of the entire staff. I was dying to walk out of the room, never to return, because I figured they weren't paying me enough for this kind of humiliation. Sadly, I needed the money more than my pride at that stage of my life... sigh... glad you're getting the healthcare you need. Hope this foolishness ends soon!!

Money Beagle said...

Welcome back!

Bonnie said...

Welcome back!

Ms. MoneyChat said...

hey girl, glad to hear from you and know that you're doing well. you were sincerely missed.

hustler said...

That commercial is so funny! Glad I don't have to do things like that at work! Although there was one place I worked where if they thought we were looking tired or lazy they made us go (as a group) out front and do jumping jacks. Talk about humiliating!!! Hope you don't have to do that either!

moneymatekate said...

Oh, that post makes me realize how much I've missed reading your blog! Welcome back, and as someone who just found a solution to daily, neck/cervical spine related headaches, let me know if you need any advice - I've tried a ton of stuff. We could share war stories!

Money Funk said...

I am just glad that you have spoke. I was worried about you!

Sorry you have to undergo such a regime. I hope you get back to a normal life soon. :)

Donna Freedman said...

How are you doing? Have you gotten help for the headaches/stress? (Hint: Try massage.)
I hope you are feeling better, and that we will read something new from you soon.

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Sallie's Niece said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing. Take care!