My laptop from my new company arrived in the mail yesterday addressed to “Keith Greeding” instead of “Keith Geeding.” As I opened up the contents and VPN’d for the first time, my fears came true . . . I’m in the ‘system’ as “Greeding.” #SadFace
I promptly called IT and they told me that’s how HR reported it, I told them that it’s a sensitive issue since having “greed” in a name isn’t how I would like to start off my time at this new company, and they kindly and sincerely understood.
I mean . . . I’m an Obama-loving-socialist . . . there can’t be any greed to me.
I also had an interesting exit interview with a representative from Lockheed Martin HR . . . she asked that I send her paperwork that I emailed her a week ago and then told me turn in materials to my manager. Funny thing, I spoke to her last week telling her since my manager is in Austin I work out of the Dallas office, I’ll be turning my materials to our project support peer, just like everyone else has.
I don’t have a lot of faith in HR.
One time as an employee of Fidelity Investments I had an issue I wanted addressed and spoke with my HR contact. As I started to explain my concern he stopped me mid-sentence and said, “Before you continue, I just have to tell you this, that you are my customer, and I’m here for you. Continue . . .”
WifeGeeding wants to celebrate my new job, which I think is really a ploy by her to have me take her out for a nice dinner at Three Forks and pay for a sitter. I believe this will be the first time we actually hire a sitter and go out.
A city manager of Keller was forced to do some layoffs, so he decided to layoff himself. He saw that Keller already had three city managers and he was making $176,000 a year. I doubt most of us would have that kind of courage, but I wonder if he has something else lined up.