I rec'd an email this morning from the new dept manager.
There is finally a (tentative) plan to bring everyone together for an off-site meeting of some sort.
This would take place in Dallas.
I've been working remotely from TN for 2 yrs & 3 months now w/o a company-paid trip back there. In addition, there is only 1 person on the current team who was actually there when I was located there...talk about turnover...
It would be my crap luck that this trip would be planned during my journey down "let's get fat" road. I can only imagine the snugness I will feel in those ultra comfy airplane seats too.
This means I need to buy MORE *&^%$# maternity clothes as I do not have anything that would really work for the office.
I can't help but to be opposed to spending even MORE $$ on clothes that will be worn only 1-2 times (if that). I may even leave the tags on and return them when I get back...I've never done that, but there's a first time for everything.
And since the "falling out" with my aunt, I will not be notifying her of my upcoming trip and will let the company fork out the dough for a comfy hotel room for me instead of staying with her. I'll sleep much better in a hotel room anyway.
We'll see if this pans out...it is 4th quarter after all and who the heck spends money in the 4th quarter??