February 2005


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Okay, so the two of you who read this thing are wondering where the hell I’ve been. I’ll try to catch you up a bit.

This week has been wierd because I had my daughter so much. With her mom coming down with a case of strep throat, Pookie couldn’t go home, so she’s been here since last Friday with the exception of yesterday. I love my dughter, but she is used to getting a lot of attention, which leaves me very little time. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have wished the world would slow down it’s rotation a bit and give me a 30-hour day.

Today was annoying in the extreme. I was at the new shop yesterday, and got a couple of projects started that I was looking forward to finishing today, but ended up stuck in the West shop all day to help the other guys catch up again with their workload. What I really wanted to do was get back to the new shop, and it bugged me all day.

The good news is, I was able to magically fix a laptop by the simple method of taking it all apart and putting it back together again. My trunk is currently packed full of goodies to put into stock at the new shop, and I’m booked there for almost the whole day tomorrow. I have answers for the customer that came in Wednesday, and I know how to rig the cash drawer to open without being connected to a computer. (The one at the West shop can only be opened using a Point Of Sale program, which is stupid, since our invoicing software can’t do it. We have a complete software suite installed to merely open the damn drawer.)

I talked with the boss today, and got the official word on my job track: I am designated as the Shop Manager for the East store. My main responsibility will be to keep it operational through sales and service work. There will be another technician hired to interface with the customer and answer the phones while I concentrate on fixing computers. Secondarily, I will be learning the operations of our various servers and networks, since they all reside in my shop. Further responsibilities include occasional field service work, but this will (eventually) be a rarity.

This makes me very happy, since I think I have done enough field work over the past 8 years or so. It’s time to get out of the car for a while. At least it will be once we get another field tech trained up…

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