Friday, 3 April 2009


Apologies for not posting sooner. I have been busy with some little fun. Yes I have been creating some inchies. For those who don't know what inchies are they a tiny pieces of artwork completed on one inch squared. You can do anything with them that you like. I will be putting mine on canvases to sell. The ones I have done so far are shown below in the slide show.

On another note, in my last blog I said I had some news. Well I can now tell you what it is. As of the end of June my position as the State Trainer for our company will become redundant. Other State Trainers have already had their jobs combined with others however because the National Training Manager is here in Perth as well as me, he now gets all the training. The good news is that they are happy enough with my work, skill and knowledge base that they have put me onto the help desk. As many of you know I was seconded there just before Christmas under the shadow of my assistance being required for the new launch in the software. When it was extended in February I new something was up. Finally after having a word with the CEO it all came out in the open. I feel so much happier now knowing what is going to happen rather than guessing.

So how do I feel? I have accepted it. The team I am with is great fun and very personable as well as all the other people that work on the floor. I have made some really good friends which did not seem to be happening on the floor above. Everyone was too stressed out up there I think. As far as the training there are things I will miss such as the training and developing a relationship with our members. That was fun. The side I won't miss is the reporting, the sales meetings, and constantly relying on the members to do the right thing and therefore keep my KRA's up.

Help desk is going to be hard in a couple of ways ... I am not a technically minded person; I know the basics which is slowly increasing. I can now say that I hate MSXML files but don't ask me what they are for. I am also not allowed to assist as far as the training side is concerned because help desk is there for technical and the trainers are there for the training issues. This is hard because after working for a bank I know how frustrating they can be, I have also been a broker and know how frustrating it is for brokers to get one story from the Lenders and one from their Aggregator. I also know how frustrating it is to try and get in touch with the trainer so the natural trainer in me is finding it very hard to say NO when I know full well what the answer will be. I can say yes if the answer will only take a minute or so.

Finally the worst thing is the loss of my car park and a reduction in my pay. All I can say is at least I have a job.


Dee said...

Inchies look fantastic Kerin. Where will you sell them. They're very addictive aren't they.

Sulea said...

I am sooooo glad you are on level 3! :) the last thing anyone needs right now is to lose their job..

your inchies are soooooo incredible!! they look like tiny framed up pictures in an art gallery!!!!

doniamarie said...

I've heard of inchies but I've never worked with them before. Yours are totally cute!!

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh your inchies are gorgeous. Glad you are okay about the job situation and it wasn't all bad news. Hope it continues to work out okay but I think it's hardly fair you lost your car park!!!

Suzanne said...

Fantastic Kerin.

I hope the job works out OK.
Uncertainty is so hard to manage. I am still in my job though I was made redundant in September so I've been in the grey are for ages it seems.

Ruth's Place said...

The inchies are awesome. Love the one of the dog in the teacup.

I'm glad that you have nice people to work with. That makes a HUGE!! difference to enjoyment of life.