Crisp breezes, the leaves alternate between crackling and soggy and the delightful chilliness that invites sweaters and curling up with a book: Autumn has arrived!! The weather, although rainy, has me in decidedly good spirits. It's my favorite time of year. I can't describe the joy I feel in the environment around this time - I walk around constantly in awe of the beauty of nature. I take deep fulfilling breathes. I'm constantly huffing up the smell of the air as I crunch through the leaves. I feel really alive.
It's a nice feeling to have because lately life has been a little much.
Work is all right. Big shake ups. Monday: the big talk. Boss calls me into his office to have a discussion. There's another person there and I'm worried as they talk about changes and reorganization. They are firing the administrative assistant. That position will be reworked and someone new will come in. The receptionist is moving to work with their team - and most importantly bitch with no brains (who was the admin manager's mat leave backfill) has resigned! Turns out they just wanted to let me know in advance so that I wouldn't be worried. My job is safe. Of course, I'll have to pitch in more. I'll have to train the admin assistant. Which all leads me to say. Fuck this - I want a raise. This past year they've been constantly downloading responsibility from other positions on me - but not taking the pay away from those with less responsibility. Well enough is enough. If he's around tomorrow morning I'm going in to have my version of 'the talk'.
I'll let you know whether I am shot down. I'm beginning to think that it would be worth it to look around for a similar position elsewhere. I love it here but I am worth AT LEAST another grand a month.