Friday, August 25, 2006

It's Official!

Effective September 1st I will be receiving a 36% raise, a new job title and new exciting responsibilities. I will be making more money than ever before in my "career."

I have a real, grown-up job now!

Makes me wish I had gotten out of retail years ago.......

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Day at the Zoo

Cute, originally uploaded by julieverive.

We headed down to San Diego for the weekend and hung out at the zoo with the Lindsays and the Holschers. It was a great time!

Good times in San Diego

Dinner at the Yard House, originally uploaded by julieverive.

After a day at the zoo we all headed down to the Yard House for some dinner and drinks.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

So, Good Talk....

So I've been debating for a long while how to approach the discussion of a raise with the two main partners in my firm for a good long while... It's a tough thing for me to do, asking for money, no matter who I am asking. I don't know why. So I struggled with this and finally yesterday emailed both of my bosses asking to set up a meeting to discuss where I stand with the company, where I am going, and if we could discuss an increase in compensation for my increased duties.

So I sent the email as I was leaving work yesterday and then stressed about it all evening last night. I actually DREADED coming in to work this morning, because I knew there would be some sort of reaction.

And there was. The senior partner called me into his office to discuss my email....

There were no details, but effective no later than September 1st I will be receiving a raise - and a good one, he promised. I will also begin to be trained on cutting checks and assisting our senior-most bookkeeper with our highest profile clients. I will basically become an assistant bookkeeper, they just need to find someone to take care of MY job (answering phones, filing, etc.) but apparently everyone that has applied is too overqualified.

So in the coming weeks, things are going to change, and it will all be for the better!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Another New Baby!

Another New Baby!, originally uploaded by julieverive.

Chris and Jacqui Adler welcomed William Howard (aka Liam) into their family on August 4, 2006.


Sunday, August 06, 2006

John's Birthday Outing!

Havin' Fun!!, originally uploaded by julieverive.

We headed out to Boardners again to celebrate John's 28th birthday! A great time was had by all!

Check out my flickr for a bunch more photos!

Blowin' out the Candles!

Blowin' out the Candles!, originally uploaded by julieverive.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What Does It Mean?

The two senior partners at my firm just called me into one of their offices to tell me that they have listed a job posting for an Administrative Assistant. (First they jokingly said that as soon as they have filled that position, I will be fired. Of course my jaw hit the floor and they insisted they were joking......)

The story is, in the nearly six months since I began this job, I have been taking on additional duties, making me a whole lot more than just a receptionist. Since I have been doing so much more, I haven't been able to keep up with all of the filing I am supposed to be doing, and everytime I try to do one of these (more advanced) duties, I am constantly interrupted by phone calls.

So they posted this job online with the intention of finding someone to "help me out with the phones and filing." Basically the crap that I don't have time to do when I am doing my job. (But I'm only really being paid to answer the phone and file...)

That, coupled with the fact that our senior bookkeeper is leaving on Friday makes me wonder what is in store for me...... Perhaps some sort of promotion??

Well, whatever it is, wish me luck!

Happy Birthday Baby!

Today my honey turns 28 years old.

Isn't he adorable?

Happy birthday sweets!

I love you!