Yesterday was the Christmas party at work. I really was not looking forward to this event as but I went, playing nice in the sandbox and all.
I walked in and was happy to see Marrisa the woman I am covering her maternity leave. She is due back in three weeks and it was good to see her. Everyone was in their little groups of co-worker friends and I felt even more out-of-place then I do at work. I headed outside just to look at the water and birds in the marina and was not quite having a panic attach but I really did not want to go back in.
I texted Lori for a bit and was watching a heron when Marrisa came out to talk. We stood there talking about all the changes that have taken place since her leave. I also told her they have been mentioning an offer but I am hoping for a different job. She understood why I was outside and said she often feels out-of-place with that crowd.
I went inside and used one of my two drink tickets and found a place to sit. Not much of the yummy looking food I could eat so I stuck with roasted veggies.
After a couple of games were played and the ugly sweater contest the CEO made a couple of speeches. The last one was to pull out an envelope and in front of all of these people who don’t really talk to me much, offer me a position.
Nothing like a little pressure. I folded it, put it in my pocket and used my second drink ticket. I have until Wednesday to give them an answer. I will be using every minute of that time to weigh all of my options.