Last night, I got back from Nebraska and slept like a coma patient. I worked four 15 hour days in a row in a smelly bacon/sausage/meatball plant. One down, seven to go. I'm writing a detailed installation guide, so I don't have to go to the rest of these places. My next trip is to Chicago. I'm looking forward to it, even though I was there for one day two weeks ago. The job is 55% travel, indeed.
To my shock, the time sheet I submitted last night was approved, then "revoked". My contract ended on May 31, and I had submitted time for June 1 and 2. I resubmitted my time sheet before I got the email explaining what was going on. I was told that my contract was extended through August, but I had to submit it a third time to only include hours through May 31. Confusing? Yes. I threatened to walk out when I saw a "revoked" time sheet in my inbox. I told the project manager, "I don't work for free. Ciao." Before I could get to the car, my manager was on my cell phone explaining the situation. The program manager for the client I'm working with was in my cube within minutes to assure me that I wasn't working for free. Wow. It feels good to be in demand. The system through which I submit my time belongs to Bell Canada. They
subcontract through Sapphire Technologies, who writes my paycheck. As
of June 1, Capgemini, the company where I work is dealing directly with
Sapphire. So, my time submission, if the system is agreed upon, will be done by entering my hours
into the Capgemini system (aka Replicon), and then faxing or emailing a
screen shot of the approved time sheet to Sapphire. The other system
was quick and easy, but I still had to also enter my time into
Replicon. Now, I only have to do it once. Nobody has answered the
question of when I'll get paid for all the hours I put in this weekend,
though. That's going to be a fat check. :-)
I was happy to get an email from my cousin Deb tonight. I'm glad to know she's doing okay in Shreveport, and her daughter got a 4.0 her second semester in college. It gets harder, but I guess she'll figure that out. Moving off campus next semester might have an effect.
I dug around on my computer and found some fun pictures from Vegas.