looking for a few good ideas

  amongst the irregular verbiage

Chicago Day 2

After being hauled into our business unit leader's office first thing this morning, (along with Jim the associate developer/HR guy ) we found ourselves being asked how exactly we managed to annoy so many people in the business unit yesterday. After that, things could only get better.

Which, after a "meet the team" meeting (which we would have had yesterday except there were all sorts of conflicting schedules going on), they did.

However, I don't think it's over yet. There is something going on in this business unit that we're not aware of - and probably won't find out. I figure on there being at least three separate agendas being followed, and some of them are conflicting. I think it is not our fault that some team members found our presence difficult.

I don't think we are the only paranoid ones here, is what I'm saying.

Well, we found out more about how we came to be transferred to this business unit, and as long as we keep Bill, our business unit leader (Agenda #1) happy, and do good work, we should be ok.

We had lunch at P.F. Changs with Becky, our project lead (agenda #2), and she seems pretty happy to have us working on her project. She is a control freak, although with good reason, and as long as we keep her happy, we should be ok.

At 5:00pm we got ready to go downstairs (limo at 5:15) and most of the team members came and wished us a good flight, etc, so there didn't appear to be any lingering bad feelings. We could find very few traces of anything that might have caused the meeting we had first thing with Bill and Jim. Did Jim the AD/HR guy contrive a personal crisis for his own purposes? (that would be agenda #3.)

Enough! We enjoyed our direct flight home. The in-flight film was Monsters, Inc, which we had seen but was worth a second viewing.

Got the car, drove home, fell into bed at around midnight.