Difficult week. But good results. And a good day.
2 meetings on one project today. First one, 1-1/2 hours with project mgmt. and my engineers, on progress and detail questions, concerning a major project I've taken point on. Second one, with the engineers and drafter of said project, another 1-1/2 hours, on how to proceed near and medium turn, time lines and dead lines, etc. Did I mention I'm point because they ran out of time and engineers, so dumped it in my lap because they know I'll pull it off?
New project, if you google Fermilab, Muon Campus or Mu2e or g minus 2, have fun. Kind of hard to describe what I do as a lead fluids engineer/supervisor/project manager for accelerator operations, development, and new projects, at a one-of-a-kind world-class machine. So, I don't normally discuss it. But, eventful hard week. For this Muon Campus, installation of the ultra-pure water system that will cool both experimental areas and all their components. And other small projects, and the big one I've lived for the last 4 years is currently on the shelf, awaiting more funding in FY17. And operations Including support for a small system in a radioactive area where we're seeing too many pump failures and even have the pump reps stumped. So, I don't talk work here. But what a week. And that's without the personal issues.
And I done good.
So I picked up a 4-pack of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout. And while I'm wasting time on the desktop, I have this going in the background. One thing about Zeppelin on YouTube: Start one, and an endless stream will rotate.
That was before I knew that the UPS driver would double-back tonight and drop off part 2 of the SS!
Some of you may have noticed me making an ever so slight complaint or two in one or a dozen threads about my place of work.
I have my review this week, and I have a list of things that have pissed me off over the last few years. Coworkers getting training while I'm denied, lack of upward movement, lack of shit given by management (since I'm on a remote team), everyone seeming to bend over backwards to give my coworker a new job/promotion with me being given jack shit, etc.
My question is how to approach the situation. I'm normally a blunt and honest object, but get the feeling that literally saying "all of you seem to be bending over backwards to give Joe Bob a promotion while not giving a shit about me" is not the best way to go. This will be my first officially brought up conflict/complaint with management so I'm not sure how to properly approach the situation.
This is easier than making a bazillion 5-response threads to each new game we all play.
Anyone have Magicka? I want to get my co-op on. It's pretty funny and has an awesome spell casting system, I love it. It's even on sale at this place right now for $3.50, which can be activated on steam. http://www.greenmangaming.com/games/action/magicka/