Sunday, March 28, 2010

Give-It-Away Linky Day

I love giveaways, don't you? Well, here's a great place to find them or list your own. I'll start posting a new list every Sunday, so be sure and come back often, check out the giveaways to enter and list your new ones.

Until next time,

The Blogoholic

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Canvas Prints Giveaway

UPrinting has offered to my readers a giveaway for a 16 x 20 Rolled Canvas print. Turn your most precious moments into masterpieces! Get that artist’s feel and transform your favorite photos or work into canvas art. These thick and high-quality canvases are ultra durable and will a long time.
UPrinting Canvas Prints
Who wouldn't love to have one of these to display? I know I would.

How Do I Win?
Check out the Canvas Prints page on UPrinting's website, and tell me now you would use this prize if you win.

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Be sure you have an email address in your profile or you leave your email in your comment entry. First entry must be done for Additional Entries to count. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Entries must be in by Midnight PDT, 3/31/2010. Open to US Residents only. FREE UPS Ground shipping. Disclosure: I will be receiving this prize as well in appreciation for hosting this giveaway.

Uprinting: A great way to print online, check them out for business cards, postcards, brochures, stickers, and so much more!

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Until next time,

The Blogoholic

Monday, March 1, 2010

I'm Underpaid!

A day in my work life. Get up and grab my BlackBerry, which has been buzzing at me to get up for at least a half an hour before I listen. Check my emails to see how many "emergencies" there are already. Depending on the day, either hop right on the computer or drive over an hour to the office to work. Paniced calls and emails, "the program isn't working", "XYZ template has a problem", "I need a report", and other such urgent issues that everyone needs handled that very minute or it's the end of the world.

This is the job I've come to love. Many of these issues I can handle in my sleep (which is a good thing since I'm not a morning person and everything before noon is pretty much in my sleep). Now for the fun part. I recently got a new boss. He's a great guy, and a great boss, but I haven't worked with him long enough to anticipate his needs or understand his unclear instructions. Add that to him not using our sales software for reporting needs like my last boss did, and he adds a lot to my workload. I have now been tasked to provide twice monthly reporting on the sales team and there is a very short window for completion of this reporting. The problem is, this reporting isn't easy or fast. I still need to do the rest of my job on top of pulling together these reports. That and depending on what day of the month the first and third Fridays occur, affects how long I have to get the reports done. Luckily this month the 1st Friday isn't until the 5th, so I have 4 full days to go my reports, but the 3rd is on the 16th in April, so I'll have about 2 hours. Is it possible? Who knows, with all the formulas and the automates system reports I've got in place, there is a chance that I can throw it all together that fast now (after putting in hours and hours to prep the reporting files), but I guess I'll find out.

I shouldn't complain, I have a good job and work with great people, but if I can't complain here to blow off steam, then how else can I blow off steam?

Until next time,

The Blogoholic