A bit of celebration tonight. I bought my folks & me some fried chicken (it’s in the style of KFC) for dinner. I need a song to go with the feeling of elation that is in my soul at the moment. Why not Summer Song by Joe Satriani? Perfect.
I’ve finally got it. The grade hike that I felt was pending for the past 10 months. The pay hike should be shortly along. It’s finally paying off. I’ve been promoted to the grade of Assistant Manager and will take care of training (as I have been doing for the past 10 month).
I got promoted to the post of Training team lead 10 months back. They added an AM to take care of both Quality & Training for the Cochin branch of the BPO I work for. He was supposed to work in the post of manager for both the departments, while I took care of training & my counterpart took care of quality. Basically the two of us were doing Assistant Manager work but our grade & pay did not show it. And I was pretty much managing training on my own except for high level escalations which I would ask the acting manager to take care off.
Now, it’s changed. I will soon be heading training on my own. There will be a remote manager in another state who I will be reporting to on an occasional basis and probably send out monthly reports to. And ofcourse there is the DGM of training. Plus our center head. There’s negligible change in the job that I will be doing. I just hope the pay is much better. I will find out on the 31st as to just how much they are ‘blessing’ me with.
And yeah, I get the green tag on my company id card (lanyard) which identifies my grade as that of AM and above (uptil DGM).
With the impending demise of Geocities, I was on the look out for an alternative source of storing files (mostly images) online, mainly for linking to my blog. I didn’t want to drain the storage space that I have on my blog server. There still had to be a few sites that offered file storage for free!
Turns out that there might be quite a few of them actually. For my purposes, MediaFire seems to do the job just fine. MediaFire is a free file and image hosting web site that started in 2006 and is located in Harris County, Texas, USA. The free service offers all members
- Unlimited storage
- Upload limit of upto 100mb per file
- No limitation on bandwith
- Image gallaries
- No software download needed to upload/download files
- Unlimited downloads
The interface is very simple to use. Logging in no hassle at all. Uploading multiple files at a time is easy as pie (I uploaded 50 files at a time). It’s quick, it’s efficient, it’s everything that I wanted.
I’ve copied all my files from my two Geocities accounts and uploaded them to MediaFire. Now I have to go back and check which posts require which image file and then changes the paths to link to Mediafire. That will take time and energy. Too bad, it can’t be a job as easy as uploading files to MediaFire.