(Note: For reasons that are, in many ways, beyond my understanding, my boss had to jump through a lot of hoops to get my promotion approved.)
Me: (After signing the paperwork that made the promotion official) You realize that now you and I actually have the same title?
Boss: Yep. You should ask for a raise.
My promotion was announced as part of a much larger organizational update that went out today. Lost somewhere in the midst of the huge wall o' text outlining the new structure - you may recall that we just had a reorg in July - after a listing of the people who work for my boss (I was, once again, listed last), I got a single sentence that will likely escape most everyone's notice. "Jon-Paul has been promoted to Integration Manager."
Ehh, it's more money, and a larger bonus - though I won't actually receive the larger bonus until 2013, as the previous rate was already locked in for the bonus I'll receive in 2012 - so I suppose I shouldn't complain.
Which doesn't mean that I won't complain, mind you, just that I shouldn't.
Text exchange with my boss after the e-mail went out:
Me: "Jon-Paul has been promoted to afterthought."
Me: One rung up from "footnote." I'm going places! My star is on the rise, baby!
Boss: LOL oh shut up and be excited sarcasmo!
On a somewhat more personally satisfying note, I have, as mentioned, been participating in this year's National Novel Writing Month. The challenge, as you may recall, is to write 50,000 words between November 1st and November 30th. As of today I have over 38,000 words written. I should easily hit 50,000 this weekend.
I won't stop at that point, but I did want to get the "challenge" aspect of it out of the way early on so that I could devote the rest of the month to completing the story, then going back and editing it - and my 2009 offering, to which this novel is the sequel - while I'm still in "writer mode," and then doing...something with it. Submitting it somewhere, I suppose. Presumably because I enjoy having my hopes shattered.
In any case, I suppose that I ought to get back to it.