I was asked on Twitter last night if I like Hillcrest.
Apparently the answer: I've been there 16 years wasn't good enough.
Oddly enough I've worked in the Hillcrest area most of my Dallas career. I started out at Park Central - working for GSI -- the original parent company of TI -- yes, my paychecks had TI logos. I had a brief stint up in Plano, which I hated, a few days in Los Colinas which was worse, but nice to be able to come home for lunch. Did some free lanch dog training and grooming and then to Hillcrest.
There are lots of things I'd like to change. First, I wish the janitors would get things repaired. Right now the elevator almost works and I've been trapped in it three times since the beginning of the year. I don't mind it much but I don't want our wheelchair bound babies trapped there.
I wish we could get modern HVAC. Right now, we have two temperatures, really hot or really cold. Nothing in between.
I wish my room was squarer. Wish I had a better desk. Well, I could have that, but i have to buy it and those things tend to disappear.
Sometimes I wish that our doors were not revolving doors for adminsitrators, but then again, we might have to put up with somone who wasn't good. Right now, we make them good and send them on to bigger and better things.
However, I love the neighborhood kids, and I really like most of their parents. The rest could benefit from some parenting classes -- especially the ones who believe their kids over me. Especially when the kid has a history of lying. Oh, that IS why the kid lies.
I plan on staying on at Hillcrest until I retire. The drive is good, I get to do what I want most of the time, though the Campus Technology gig is a pain.