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10/27/2004 Entry: "Your friend being your boss"

In case anyone was wondering, I am totally fine from the fender-bender. No long term complications of any kind have appeared. In fact, I got more sleep that night than I had in a while. I didn't get good sleep last night, though, because I ate too much and my stomach hurt. I hate it when I do that, but the Chinese food was so GOOD! Mmm...

So, one of my best friends got promoted to be my boss. I have known Nate since we started at a company back in 1996. We got laid off, and he went to work for some religious company, then he moved away and went to work for a mineral company in Podunk, California. We kept begging him to move back here, but he stayed there and got married instead. A little over a year ago, he got a job at MY company, and moved back. He's the guy who got me over to the sysadmin side of our company.

Now he's going to be my boss.

That's kind of weird, but we talked about it this morning, and we're okay with it. I am a hard worker, so is he, and he's got a lot of great ideas, and I think he'll make a good leader. In fact, I think this will really help me learn as well, which is always good. I trust him, he trusts me, and we're all going to make this work to a mutual advantage in our careers.

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