Wednesday, December 11, 2013

new job

I've been offered a new job at work.  It's a lateral move, but I'm not sure if I like it yet or not.  I go from leading a team, to working on my own.  For the finance guy(s), we're basically splitting accounting and FP&A into two roles, and I've been doing both for the past few years.  Now I have to choose which role I want.  Current CFO is telling me the path to CFO goes through FP&A, but I'm not so sure.  Crossroads are the worse*

I had way too much fun in LA last week.  I led a regional management year end meeting/wrap up, and then attended the regional holiday party.  The regional manager there is way super hot, and I've had a "crush" on her for about 2 years.  Come to find out, she's a super cool chick as well.  Having said all of that, there is no way I'd ever do anything.  But, it's fun to hang out with hot chicks who are aspiring actresses and the what not, and be the center of attention.  This was one of those times where "if I were single" is a common thought.  Anyway, on to the fun part.  I drank way too much, had a great time with the people, some chicks passed out, we ended up back at a hotel room raiding the mini-bar and the bottle of Patron that is ridiculously expensive in a hotel.  I don't remember getting back to my room, next thing I know, it's 8am and I have no clue how I got back.  Woke up, puked, went back to sleep.  I had an 11am flight out of LAX, woke up again at 9:30 and realized that there isn't any way I'm making it to the airport and drop off my car and get through security in time to make my flight.  So fuck it, I go back to bed.  First time I've ever missed a flight in my life, but for my pain, I get on the next flight and I'm upgraded to first class...win.  Except that about 10 minutes into the flight, I have to puke again.  First time I've ever used one of those air sick bags...they work like a champ though.  Flight attendant gets pissed at me because I get up and go to the bathroom while the fasten seatbelt sign is still on..."Fuck off lady, I just puked" (show her the bag).  Maybe she thought I was going to bomb the plane, I don't know.  But I get home and all is swell, except my shoulder hurts like hell.  I can't remember what the fuck happened to my shoulder...then a memory pops into my mind, last one of the night.  Some stupid fat girl decided to bite me, and hard, and it hurt like hell then, and it still hurts.  Luckily since she bit through 2 shirts no teeth marks or anything because that would be really hard to explain..  Seriously on Thursday, I felt like the guys from the original hangover walking around going "what the hell happened last night".  Without the tiger and the chicken of course.

I head to Chicago tomorrow morning, I'm staying downtown, so any suggestions for a place for lunch would be appreciated.  Dinner and all that jazz is all arranged, so I just need to take care of my mid-day nourishment.  My flight home on Friday is at 4, hopefully shouldn't have any trouble making that flight.

50 comments:

Blue said...

I may need a dinner suggestion in DT Chicago as well

tem said...

what is FP&A?

tem said...

i wouldn't think leading accounting does not get you to CFO.

CFOs don't do debits and credits.

tem said...

blue travels a lot now.

Blue said...

Financial pLanning and analysis

tem said...

I looked up FP&A. seems like that is the road to take.

I do both of those things here, but I can tell you that here the CFO has no idea about accounting. he knows finance, but accounting isn't his bag.

prior CFO was stronger in accounting, but he was still really a finance big picture guy.

Blue said...

I agree, FP&A is probably the right move, but it's so murky and undefined right now, it worries me

tem said...

current CFO has a lot of legal background too.

tem said...

accounting is stable the other is more risky.


more risk = more possible reward.


so you have stable thing on one hand and the riskier possibly more profitable thing on the other.

I will say this too, finance guys have more fun.


tem said...

accounting people don't travel to LA and Chicago for presentations and drinking with hot chicks.

Blue said...

this is true..

or meet with cranky bankers

tem said...

accounting people don't meet with many people.

tem said...

i would say i do probably 80% accounting stuff and 20% finance stuff.

the 80% accounting stuff rarely has interactions with outside people.

Jugdish said...

wall

tem said...

boring talk this AM.

Keef said...

I'm staying downtown, so any suggestions for a place for lunch would be appreciated


McCormick & Schmick's. It's right on the river

Keef said...

Either that or Subway

Tyler said...

Blue, you were in El Lay?

Tyler said...

You could have helped me hang Christmas lights. Dick.

Tyler said...

Man, this place is dead.

Keef said...

Blue is allergic to cats

Keef said...

Tyler is here to talk about how bad the NBA is. I know it

Tyler said...

So, how about Kobe comin' back? Pretty nice...

Keef said...

ha

tem said...

kobe is great

Keef said...

beef?

Blue said...

"Blue, you were in El Lay?"

yep, schmoozing with the stars. Quick trip, in one night, drunk the next, home the next morning-ish

Keef said...

MUST BE NICE

Brooklon Baby said...

Chicago nourishment = shaved Italian beef

The Meiz said...

Deep dish

The Meiz said...

Blue should check out the DDD section of Food Network's website for Chicago chow.

Keef said...

So I guess fmhsil isnt just taking filok to Cali for any ol' golf, he's taking him to Torrey Pines south course

Keef said...

The New York Mets have reached agreement on a two-year, $20 million deal with free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon, a source told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday.




Hahahahahahaha

The Meiz said...

Exactly. LP doesn't dislike Colon for 2/20mm.

Blows my mind.

Brooklon Baby said...

Have you seen his numbers the past three years. Is 20mm ideal. No. But pitching is expensive. They needed a front line starter. Back of the rotation is an easy play and plug.

Zack Wheeler. Niese. Colon. Gee. 5 guy. Also Syndegaard will be ready after super 2.

Keef said...

Front line starter? Come on. He's "40"

tem said...

Yeah but with the hgh he plays like he is 30

tem said...

Wtf is super 2?

The Meiz said...

"Zack Wheeler. Niese. Colon. Gee. 5 guy. Also Syndegaard will be ready after super 2."


COLON IS A FIVE, YOU RETARD.

Brooklon Baby said...

Your on crack. If colon is a five I'll sick your dick.

Jugdish said...

He's lying

/steve

The Meiz said...

Colon is a fucking 5 on a decent team, at best. He;s 40 years old and 300 lbs.

The Meiz said...

Get your dick sucking muscles ready.

The Meiz said...

"Wtf is super 2?"

Stick to finance, my boy.

Keef said...

His dick sicking* muscles are always ready

Keef said...

Have you seen his numbers the past three years.


2011 awful
2012 ok
2013 good

Keef said...

Definitely worth $10 mil per

(s)

Jugdish said...

They paid by the pound

tem said...

Sounds like he is improving

tem said...

Awful then ok then good next is great.

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