Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Home and tired

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.

3 comments:

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

hmmmm in my opinion, i think i would be more emotionally helpful to duct tape the fecking book shut so it can *never* be read by *anyone*. or send the fracking book back with a 'no thank you' note. or sell the fugger on ebay for the cost of shipping. or turn the frigging thing into a stash box. or return the frelling tome to an indigo near you. or leave the fricking book on a bus like a tabloid... or....?

i tend to think in black & white, but i can't honestly think of a single good reason to read the farking motherfarker. r.i.f.m. was cold to you, and that is not cool.

love,
vicki

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Chantelle said...

You make a good point. My last "day" at RIM is next Friday and I'll need to return all my RIM property by then. Maybe I could "return" the book and tell them that I don't want to read this carp.

Or I could burn it once I'm finished there as a symbolic way of leaving that company. I'd need a firepit for that, I think.

I can't think of a single good reason to read this book, either. I do understand the business behind terminating my employment but that understanding does not create interest in reveling in their "success". Especially when there's so much crap behind the scenes.

Love,
Chantelle