So Not Worth It

Working for a corporate company that’s located in a metro city and you are siting in the south. All the stress and none of the glory or the glamour. Demands for data & analysis at the drop of a hat. They change all the formats and expect the reports to come to you yesterday.

The work is piling up and the pressure mounts. Ungrateful clients who do not know a thing and yet are arrogant & who have the upper hand just because they are the clients.

Longer hours, married women with kids having issues at home because of said long hours. I had to sit with one lady (not in my department) who was upset because of the long hours piled on her, especially since her team lead is lying ill at home, and she was facing trouble because her folks do not like her working late. Added to that, the pressure to complete unexpected reports at the last moment. My second in command is a married girl who has a 3 year old kid and I needed her to work a 12 hour today as well. I did what I could and arranged for a cab for  both ladies at 9 pm.

Shanahan Announces Retirement

Brendan Shanahan is retiring from the NHL after 21 seasons and an almost certain Hall of Fame career. The 40-year-old forward announced Tuesday that he wouldn’t play again. After going through training camp with the New Jersey Devils, the team he spent his final season with, he and the club mutually parted unexpectedly shortly before opening night of the season. Shanahan, who scored 656 career goals, decided to leave the Devils in October one day after he was told there was no spot for him on New Jersey’s top three lines. He has not played this season.

Shanahan ranks 11th on the league’s career goals list and is the only player with 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes. The eight-time all-star also played for St. Louis, Hartford, Detroit and the New York Rangers. He won three Stanley Cup titles with Detroit. The left-winger rejoined the Devils last season after the Rangers declined to offer him a deal to return to New York for a third year. Shanahan went back to New Jersey, the team that selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 1987 draft, and agreed to a deal in mid-January. Shanahan recorded 1,354 points and 2,489 penalty minutes in 1,524 NHL games.