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Hectic Weekend

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

My daughter caught a viral infection last week and had been running a fever. When it got visibly worse on Sunday, we took her to the doctor once again. After a quick checkup, the diagnosis was clear – her chest was congested and her respiration was affected badly – to the extent that it would not get cured by oral medication alone.

She was immediately admitted into the hospital – this was at about 11:45PM on Sunday. Through the next 36 hours or so, she was medicated intravenously, and was also given nebulizer treatment every 2 hours. She’s not even 3 years old, but apart from the initial couple of hours, she took the whole treatment bravely without much of a murmur.

On Tuesday morning, the doctor declared her fit enough to be discharged. Her chest is still congested, but now it’s at a level which can be treated by oral medication.

It’ll take another week or so to clear up (and maybe another week or two for the convalscence), but then she’ll be home with us, and not in a hospital bed hooked to IV drips.


Office Dynamics and the Org Chart

February 3, 2010 Leave a comment

The department in which I work has close to 120 people (and growing). We belong to a Business Unit of close to 1000 folks. Until a couple of years ago, a single man was managing this entire Business Unit, but now he is head of Global Operations; a Vice President by designation.

My boss is responsible for all deliveries in my department, he in turn reports to the VP. We also have another big boss who is the head of our department. There’s a constant power struggle between boss & big boss, and to add to the cocktail, the VP has not defined any reporting relationship between boss and big boss.

Me, I am a lowly Resource Planning Manager. Like Alice in Wonderland, I enjoy the sights and sounds and try not to get overwhelmed.

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