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05:59 pm: Best-laid plans...
When your supervisor calls you up first thing in the morning and starts by saying, "Are you sitting down?" you know it won't be a pleasant conversation.

It seems that the people who run the K9 training class overbooked and needed to bump someone, so I got moved from the October class to the January class. The chief of my department just found out about it on Monday, and reportedly he tried to appeal based on the fact that according to CBP policy the person with more seniority shouldn't be the one bumped. Unfortunately, the people who run the class aren't CBP (I believe they are USDA) and they denied his appeal.

Bummer #1: No doggie for me until next year. ;_;

Bummer #2: Now my schedule has to be completely rearranged, because I was supposed to start a canine schedule next week. They'll keep next week's schedule the same, because it's too late to do anything about it now, but after that I have no idea what my schedule will be.

However, it isn't ALL bad.

Benefit #1: I will be in town for YaoiCon.

Benefit #2: I won't have to wait until January to start house-hunting, I can start this fall after my GS-12 promotion goes into effect.

Benefit #3: I can keep harvesting things (such as these strawberries) from my balcony garden until winter.

It's hard to shift gears so quickly--my brain was already celebrating my last week of being a baggage inpector, and now I have three more months of it--but I'm sure it will turn out well enough.

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From:mangaroo
Date:September 2nd, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
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A disappointment, I'm sure, but I think it could have been much worse. I was expecting to hear that they had pulled puppy patrol funding and cancelled the position. And, hey, they remembered to tell you. (Your workplace has not excelled at communication in the past.)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 3rd, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
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It certainly could have been worse. Now I just have to field all the questions from coworkers who will start wondering why I haven't left...
From:kirbyfest
Date:September 2nd, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
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I'm sorry-- I know you've been looking forward to this. But you have a good positive attitude about it, at least. :)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 3rd, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I was pretty shocked at first, but after I thought about it a while, it didn't seem so terrible.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:September 2nd, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Oh, bummer on the delay. :-( But I'm with mangaroo -- I thought at first you were going to say that they were taking away the canine position completely. Glad it's only a temporary setback.

And YAY for being able to attend Yaoicon!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 3rd, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
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And YAY for being able to attend Yaoicon!

I'm sure we'll have a great time!
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 2nd, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Aww, I'm sorry that the puppy position has been delayed. But yay that you can come to YaoiCon! Potato Party at your place!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 3rd, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
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Potato Party at your place!

Woo hoo! Start thinking up what items you want on the menu...
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 3rd, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
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Potato and cheese okonomiyaki! Cheesy potatoes! Potato salad!

(We may also need a non-potato feast, because I also want to do macaroni & cheese and yakisoba-stuffed tofu bread.)


(omg I feel full already)

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From:megory
Date:September 4th, 2010 03:28 am (UTC)
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^_^

Sounds great to me...enjoy!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 4th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
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I will add potato samosas and potato/mayonnaise pizza to the list.

We may also need a non-potato feast, because I also want to do macaroni & cheese and yakisoba-stuffed tofu bread.

Mmm.... Feast every night?
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:September 5th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
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賛成! on both counts.
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From:sara_tanaquil
Date:September 5th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
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We're never actually going to make it to the con, are we?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 6th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
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Ooh! Ooh! Hawaiian Sweet Bread has mashed potato in it! I just made some tonight, and mmmmmm....
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