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Don't you hate it when your brain stops working

post #1 of 21
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Thats exactly what happened to me this morning. When you get hit with good news and just totally cannot think of one thing to say

This mornings conversation, just as I was leaving the floor to come home from work.....

HR: Have a minute?

Me: Sure yeah, ok

HR: Did you hear that Bob S (corporate job) is retiring in 2 months?

Me: No, I didn't, good for him

HR: Frank P (our technical trainer) has already accepted Bob's position in Atlanta after he retires.

Me: Uh, ok

HR: So thats what I wanted to talk to you about.

Me: Uh......oooo k

HR: (starting to grin at what must be a dumbfounded look on my face)

HR: That means that Frank will be moving to Atlanta.

Me: Yeah......ok

HR: Well, we've talked about it, and we want to formally offer you the position as technical trainer....you'd come to day shift, have to work a 3 day weekend every other week, but of course you'd also have a 3 day weekend off every other week.....and it will pay $18.80 per hour.

Me: Uh huh

HR: So, what do you think?

Me: Uh huh

HR: (Really grinning) Does that mean you accept?

Me: Uh huh

HR: Fantastic...I'll send out an email to all the departments, and get you someone to train as your replacement here while the positions are opening.

Me: Uh huh



I'm sitting here now realizing that I could have given lots better answers
post #2 of 21
lol i hate it when that happens.
hmm well its a pay raise, he got the part about your take it. that is the important part

however when they said, moving me to days i would have said no
post #3 of 21
That's wonderful news! Congrats on the promotion
post #4 of 21
Congrats!

I do hate it when my brain turns off as well.
post #5 of 21
Yay congratulations on the promotion now we need some champaine and we will all celebrate with you.
post #6 of 21
Especially for a job as a technical trainer. Before I became a less stressfull technical writer, I was a technical trainer. BTW, if you do not have a lot of experience in this new position (congratulations), I suggest you visit a Toastmasters International meeting in your area. You will soon gain confidence in speaking in public.
post #7 of 21
Good deal, Mike. The weekend part would stink, but more money is always good.
post #8 of 21
Congrats!! My brain stops working about 3 times a day, so don't worry about it. Sounds like a great move up for you!
post #9 of 21
Congratulations! Day job and a raise, that's something to celebrate!
post #10 of 21
congrats Mike!!!
post #11 of 21
Congrats!!!

You know...I feel like that every day!
post #12 of 21
Woohoooo! That's just wonderful! Congratulations!
post #13 of 21
Congratulations!
post #14 of 21
Congrats on the promotion!!

And yes that is funny that all you said was "uh huh"
post #15 of 21
Heheheheh it really DID stop didn't it!? Mind you, I've had days where my brain never even started
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by LilleKat View Post
Heheheheh it really DID stop didn't it!? Mind you, I've had days where my brain never even started
Me too Like everyday..LOL
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by LilleKat View Post
Heheheheh it really DID stop didn't it!? Mind you, I've had days where my brain never even started
And then again I have days were I am just as silly as I can be. and it would be better if I simply stayed in bed.
post #18 of 21
Congrats Mike! you didn't have your mouth hanging open the whole time at least, did you?
post #19 of 21
Goodness. I would imagine a boss would have a sit down pow wow with a person to propose a change like that, but then again I don't know your boss or you or your company

I would imagine a discussion like that would take a good half hour
post #20 of 21
I hate when my mind goes blank. Me and my band were playing a show once and I completely forgot the set list. If it wasn't for the digital display on my amp switcher, I wouldn't have known what song we were on.

Once again congrats on your promotion
post #21 of 21
Congrats on the new job and displaying your vast vocabulary to HR!!
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