I’ve started a few blogs in the past, only to get busy with life and leave them behind. Seems to be the case these days in the age of technology when one can dismiss things so quickly; particularly technology.
While at work today, however, I made the comment about how after the day I’ve had, I could really use a stiff drink and chocolate when I got home. This, and I don’t even drink! Well, not anymore at least. But the point was still there and my coworkers were certainly able to commiserate with me on the sentiment.
I knew then that I had to create this blog and try to document daily at least a little something about what had happened in my day.
So what made today so rough that this non-drinker would be inspired to hit the bottle? We recently had our HR director at my company resign right in the middle of open enrollment for our employees. This without training me in any form with what needs to be done and how to do it. Lo-and-behold, I’ve received a crash course in how to handle insurance enrollment as well as field all sorts of questions that I didn’t have the answers to initially.
At the same time, I can hope that maybe this trial-by-fire will get me a promotion. I can only hope that I’ll be able to show my worth.
Today was exacerbated by the fact that my boss was supposed to get the last bit of information from one of our offices last night so we could complete the process today, there in allowing everyone to access their temporary cards by tomorrow (since this plan started on July 1) and she didnt get to it. To make it worse, she was out of town today, which means that I have to be the one to track down the paperwork, enter it in, and complete the process in addition to helping out Finance with the payroll. Oh, and taking calls from those wondering what in the world was going on and when they could actually go to the doctors appointments that they were going to have to reschedule. Plus, apparently one of the listed premiums per pay period were incorrect in the documentation that our employees received, so I had to inform those that selected it they would be paying roughly $300 more a month unless they wanted to change plan selections.
Yeah, it was a stiff drink and chocolate kinda day.