I think I overdid it while I was away because I'm exhausted now. I'm so very tired and I'm finding myself falling asleep while sitting in front of the tv. Of course I was only a week out of surgery when I went and the incision still isn't fully healed, plus I spent a lot of time in the sun over the weekend. Looking at all that it's no surprise that I'm so tired now. My body was trying to heal and I gave it too much to do and that's catching up to me now.
While I was away, Ian got a notice about a package that needed a signature for delivery. He signed the card and left it for the delivery person and it was waiting for me when I got back. I was expecting a pattern to come with signature confirmation but he said that it didn't look like a pattern. Plus it said "book" on it.
Imagine my surprise when I opened the package and it's the book Blackberry: The Inside Story of Research In Motion by Rod McQueen. I guess these RIM execs got themselves a book written about how they created RIM and wanted to share the book with all of their employees. Since I'm a RIM employee until the end of next week, I'm a "lucky" recipient of this book. Their book sales must look awesome if every employee got one. Way to toot your own horns, Mike L and Jim B.
If it's so important that employees read about how great RIM is, why didn't we get the last book that was written about the company: BlackBerry Planet: The Story of Research in Motion and the Little Device that Took the World by Storm? RIM looks so great on the outside but on the inside it's got serious problems. I expect that if a book telling the inside story ever gets written, each employee won't be given one for free. They'd deserve one just for working there.
I'd rather have received a nice bag or jacket or something useful instead of a book about the company. Ian said that I should read it since I have it now but I don't know... we'll see. I have other books I chose for myself that I want to read before I get to this extended press release.