It’s been quite a week. We were finally given an interim director, who I’m fine with as interim. I also finally got clued in on why my boss was put on leave and being investigated. Thankfully it had nothing to do with stealing, which I’d honestly never thought was the case. Instead, it seems to be all about overspending the budget. Who hasn’t done that at some point? But these are larger stakes than simply blowing a personal budget, it’s the budget of a whole museum. After finding out the truth, everyone thought I’d be angry or look askance at what she did. Truthfully, I just believe things are going to work out. Maybe not for my boss, but for everyone else, we will be fine. I hope.
Besides, if I get that other job I applied for in Chicago, none of this will concern me. I don’t know how likely it is that I’ll get that job, but there is still hope.
First of all, yesterday was quite successful. I accomplished everything in Connecticut that I set out to. That being said, no one ever told me that southern Connecticut was such a sketchy place. While searching for a place for dinner, I didn’t want to stop because no where looked safe. At one point, I was even approached by a prostitute, to which I promptly drove off. I finally did decide on a decent looking Mexican place, which had the cutest little Mexican gay waiter with a nice little bubble butt. The food was also delicious. I had sopa de mariscos, which is a seafood soup, and a carne asada steak. both were beyond delicious. This is the best Mexican food I’ve had since I left the South.
Now, I am headed back to Vermont.
The other day, I applied for a job in Chicago. It would be a step up from my current job and would be at a prestigious library and museum. The only thing is that I only know two things about Chicago: I’ve seen the musical and my mother says it’s the murder capital of America. Actually, I know a few more things, such as the gay section is known as Boystown, and Chicago sits on Lake Michigan. Also, I read Boy Culture which takes place in Chicago not that I remember that much about Chicago from the book. I’ve also never lived in a big city before. So help me out here. What should I know about Chicago?
Also, I’m back in Connecticut today. Travel arrangements were a pain in the ass without a director, but I finally got them finalized. I’ll be driving much of tomorrow, but I will be spending the night in Connecticut before I drive home on Thursday. It’s going to be a long two days. I don’t mind driving, but I really don’t like driving by myself, especially early in the morning. I like to have someone to talk to as I drive. But being by myself, I’ll probably either listen to an audiobook or listen to NPR.
Another Monday…What that entails, I’m not sure. I know it’s another day at work, but we are still without a director. I know that I have to plan a trip to Connecticut. It’s not as easy as it used to be when we had a director. I have to go through more people. I hope it all goes smoothly.
It’s been quite a week, and today is going to be a busy day. I have a plumber coming at 9am to fix the leak that I thought was fixed. Hopefully, he won’t take long. I have a class at 11. I’ve been taking a meditation class this week. It’s been pretty interesting. Once that s over with, I will probably be at the museum by myself the rest of the day.
Finally, I heard some good news yesterday. The provost told me yesterday that she’d write a new grant to fund my job, or talk to the CFO about making it part of the Museum budget. This is wonderful news as it means it is quite likely I will keep my job even after my grant is over. I’ve become an integral part of the Museum and they seem to have realized what an important role I play. I was very happy with the news.
Some of your wrote to me yesterday concerned because of my”Judgement Day” post. Well the short answer is that I’m okay. I went into HR, and they asked me about ten questions. Of the ten, I could answer four of them without saying, “No, not that I know of.” I was simply just kept out of the loop on whatever went on. I know three things now that I didn’t know before, but I had suspected these three things. It has to do with our audit. It has to do with money. And, I was never a part of it. HR may just think that I am a clueless dope now, but I really didn’t know anything they asked. I had not observed anything they asked about. Now we are expected to go on with business as usual. Well, without a boss, nothing is business as usual. One person commented that it was like a death in the family. In a way it is, but it’s a death no one wants to talk about. So I’m still largely clueless on specifics, but I have a general idea of what happened. Now we wait and see how it will be resolved.
At least it feels like the Judgement Day. I have to go before HR today and answer questions. I have no idea what the questions will be because I have no idea what this whole matter is about. I hope I will find out this afternoon during my appointment. I want answers. I need answers. Whether I will get them or not is up to HR. There is too much up in the air for me. I like to know what’s going on.
There is too much drama in my life right now. I’m ready for things to settle down. I don’t foresee the drama going away anytime soon. Last night though was a doozy. I wish I could go into it, but I can’t. It’s just too fucking complicated. As I am writing this, I’m just ready to go to bed and try and get some sleep. At least I only have to work two hours today.
We are still in the dark about things at work. We all know that we have to meet with HR on Monday, and we know what time each of our meetings is. We have no idea what any of this is about though. This whole thing makes me nervous. I have no idea what to expect on Monday. I merely know that I have a meeting. This is very frustrating.