January 1, 2008

What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger...

Work has been absolutely horrific lately. It is the end of the year and we've had over 1.5 million dollars scheduled to come in this last week. The last 820k I've been working on all night. Its 1AM here, and the people I'm working with have been in Raleigh, Mexico City, Baca Raton, Brazil and Shenzen China. It's amazing to see a company rally together to get an order through the system when it means 4 million in Lenovo revenue. This order has been an absolute roller coaster for the past week and a half. We have the order, we don't have the order, the reseller has credit issues, the customer hasn't signed the contract etc etc. So finally today, everyone settled on how to process the order. Unbelievably the Director at Ingram neglected to tell his procurement director to process the order and then he went somewhere in a very dark deep hole without cell phone access. If this one order didn't put LANDesk North America over their number, I wouldn't feel such pressure. As it does- man what a migraine! So now we wait until tomorrow to process or not process. I'm so exhausted! But then, just as I'm getting ready to go to bed, I realize the last EMEA order is missing 2 part numbers. Guess I'm not going to sleep yet.

At least the hours of waiting for this evening to evolve, we visited with Mom and Dad and played Rockband. I was very pleased with myself on guitar and think maybe I should start taking guitar lessons. Okay- not because of Rockband, but because I remember hanging with guys and having them teach me songs. I always really enjoyed it- and gosh, I suck at the piano and had some talent at the cell0. Only I thought it was too boring to keep it up.

Well, back to emails and IMs to track down the EMEA order and a con call tomorrow morning to finalize the Mexico details. Goodness Gracious what I tiring job I have. Jade told me tonight that she missed me tonight- even though I was right there with her. I think new years resolutions won't be hard to make this year- I'll just have to keep them.

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