Wednesday, May 17, 2006

How good are your driving skills?

Just got these - hilarious!

To Job Search or not to....

What are the primary factors that make you consider a new position or log onto and various companies websites to check their current postings? Boredom with your current position, more of a challenging role that lets you ACTUALLY use what you learnt in school, managerial/ supervisory advancement in the nearest future , experience or good ole' money??? I have a friend who got a NIZE offer from one of the Big 4 Consulting companies and quite suprisingly, money is not the deciding factor. Sure they are offering a nice mouth-watering bundle of money, but more importantly they are offering the opportunity to become a Manager in the next yr as well as a diverse array of job responsibilities.
I think when i first entered the job market, right after college, any job i could lay my hands on was KEY! In fact, my first job was for three months working at Bank One with some mortgage loan processors. I used to tell customers who liked to call all the time asking about the status of their loans whether it was approved, if it was still being reviewed factors that were delaying the approval ie if they needed to send in more documentation or if they had bad credit or whether you were plain SOL etc. Then i could tell you your debt-to-income ratio, the amount of equity you had in your house that would qualify you for a Line of credit bla bla bla BUT the job was in the middle of downtown Houston, so far that i couldnt drive there - i would have to drive to the closest Park n' ride near my house (20 mins in rush hr traffic) and then sit on a rageddy bus with all kinds of people for an additional half an hour till i got to work and the cycle continued on my way home.
Now, i would NEVER accept this kind of job again - not even in another lifetime well.....except the money was just plain fantastic but even then i'd have some serious doubts.

What i am currently looking for apart from a great salary of course - is one that gives me the right kind of industry exposure - the right kind of experience with transferable skills that are applicable not only in one area of work but almost any! One that i definitely enjoy going there everyday and supports my shopping habits too! And one with recognition for hardwork and success - something that you really feel proud doing and a good employee Investment all you balling me already!!! Ahn ahnn, this same friend of mine has stock options ehn that will make your mouth water, His company rewards them with stock bonuses as well as cash! Of course this is only good news if the company is doing well but you can imagine what the CEO and CFO are seriously cashing in just in stocks alone! This also brings to mind the CEO of ExxonMobil who made how much in salary & bonuses last yr - when i first heard his story - i wanted to be his daughter! Now, i want to be him period!!! I need to wangle and finangle my way onto the Executive floors of some company preferably in Nigeria and stake my tax-free claim jare.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Peter and his toybox

Randomly i remember things from my childhood - my memory isnt the greatest so when i do i try to write it down or record it somehow so i can remember later. I used to have a journal on my computer but then i decided to password protect it and guess what i forgot - yepp the password. Please if you know how to crack/ change the password on a word document without remembering the old password - please holla at me abeg.

Anyways this morning, im at my boss's cube talking to him about something and then randomly i look at his nametag and i start to remember 'Peter and his toybox.' Who remembers this tv show from eons ago? I also remember the different languages Peter and his toybox were translated to when the intro started playing - i even remember one - "Sundu kala Peter".

Dont you just hate it when....

Its so annoying when 7am in the morning - i encounter / see people smoking???? Why now?? Why is that the first thing you choose to do when u get up in the morning on your way to work, school whatever? What really pissed me off this morning was this bush man walking in front of me, holding his cancer stick behind him so as the wind blew - his nonsense ashes were just flying into my face and nostrils? If he doesnt mind lung disease, at least he should spare the ppl around him abi did i ask for smoke too? nonsense - i'll get to work in the morning and start smelling like i was at the club last nite!!! Hiss!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Weekend Waxing

I had the funniest experience this past weekend... Maybe boredom, curiosity or too much tv but i went to try out a nail shop this weekend to get a pedi done and just looking at their price list, i noticed the sign "waxing." So i asked the babe who was working on my feet - so how much for ur waxing and guess what this babe asked me - eyebrow/upper lip - $5. Now, if you know me, im not hairy at all, in fact the eyebrow genes musta skipped me because the hair there cannot withstand any kind of waxing. They only handle threading or razors- not even tweezers (sensitive skin)!!!! It was funny she mentioned my upper lip because i have always contemplated having that place waxed...nooooo i dont have a moustache but that place is quite dark, and because im sorta kinda yellow (hehe) some parts of my face ie the place right above my lip sticks out because its darker than my cheeks. I wasnt sure if it was hair but i told the babe to wax it o - so we go to this 'Inner Chamber' and she puts the hot wax on my lip and me i just stopped her asking if it was goign to hurt - of course i had heard the lady in there before me getting her eyebrows done shout like a banshee but i had to ask now afterall this was my FIRST time waxing anything ever!!!!She laughed and said no and then put the strip to my lip and pulled!!!! It stung a bit but what really hurt me was when i looked at the strip expecting to see lots of dark, i saw NOTHING!!!!!! NO hair, nothing!!!!! Im just naturally dark up there - it wasnt hair - sucks!