All Staff Meeting

Today, I am feeling better. There is no more pain, and no irritation, they are just there now. I can’t wait for them to away. I had a meeting this morning, in Anthropology’s classroom. It was an All Staff meeting. I went up to the meeting and there were bagels and coffee. I set my stuff down in the back. I know better than to sit up front, then I went up and got a bagel and coffee. I wasn’t sure what this was going to be about, but there were bagels and coffee so that was good enough for me.
When Nicolette came in, she took a seat in the back with me. Some of the women in other departments said, “bad kids sit int the back.” I just smirked and said, “Teacher’s pets sit upfront.” Nicollette laughed.
At the meeting, they discussed the department and the division and how it changed and what is coming up and if anyone had any issues to address.  It lasted three hours. Nancy typed up the agenda for Linda and on the agenda it said, “Acchouchments” instead of “Announcements” we all laughed. Nancy just laughed and shook her head. She was just over it.
At one point in the meeting, Linda gave me a shout out and said, “One thing we all need to work on is, going across the department and helping out in other departments, and doing things for one, another in the division and one person, who really does that and steps up to the plate and is ready and willing is Danielle. She may not know what she is doing, but she is ready and willing, so I am thankful for her. We all need to have that attitude.” I was not expecting that at all. I mouthed, “thank you” to Linda. It meant so much to me that she said that and let everyone know that I am doing a good job even though I am new. I have waited so long for this opportunity to succeed, and I don’t want anything to happen to ruin it. Perhaps that is why I am so hard on myself.
After the meeting, I went back to my office. I had a few e-mails I had to catch up on, and simple requests until my 3pm meeting with Melanie. When I met with Melanie, I told her about my meeting with the Dean’s office, we talked about the Matrix, and eventually my new office for confidential matters, and we talked about things coming up that I need to work on, and the individual student files that would need updated. After I left Melanie’s office, it was almost time to go home, meetings make the day go by quick!

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