Friday, April 1, 2011

from blue to green

Jerri's farewell gift
The company I work for officially changed from Qwest to CenturyLink today. Qwest originally announced it was going to merge with CenturyLink back on April 22, 2010. Almost one year ago. Lots of work, and now it is done. In some ways today was just like any other day at work. But it was really a new beginning a new start. The attempt of today was to have the change be a celebration. But the energy just wasn't there.
Last night my co-workers and I had a Thank You dinner for who is now our ex-boss. We took Jerri out, and celebrated her 25 years with Qwest, and being an overall awesome leader, who created a fantastic team. I miss her. It was a great celebration, that was so bitter-sweet. We had some drinks, food, and shared stories. We laughed and we cried, as we sent her off in style. It was a lot of fun, and very meaningful.
Jerri means the world to me. She's done so much, and is overall a great person. It's hard to guess why things happened the way that they did. It makes the most sense to just let it be because you can't do anything about it. But when it is personal and it effects you, that's hard to do, because you want to know why. You want to have that closure. Obviously we'll never know. But we can keep in touch, and hope for the best. Do what is in our control.
I still don't know about my position. I heard today that all final announcements won't be made until June. It is so nerve-racking wondering if today will be the day I'll get my notification. I'll either get 30 days or an offer with the new company. I'm hoping to stay where I'm at, and then focus on growing.
elliptical 35min
treadmill 25min


Nikki said...

Sheesh. that is nerve racking! I am glad that you guys gave Jerri a nice farewell. She probably really needed to hear how much she was respected and loved.

sarahlove said...

What a great gift April! So thoughtful and perfect, in my opinion. What's better than photos?!

Whatever is suppose to happen with your position will be what's it suppose to be. Still nerve wracking nevertheless.

Rachel said...

ack! I hate being in limbo in situations like that! I'll be thinking about you. Like sarahlove, I believe you'll end up where you need to be, but waiting to find out what's going on is no fun at all!

the emily said...

Sad. I hope you get to stay. Do you know what her plans are now? After working somewhere for 25 years it's got to be a little scary trying to find something new. How nice of you guys to have a party for her, I bet she loved it.