It’s not always fun being the grown up and trying to act mature. I mean, I’m part of a management team now, and I have to act like it. I’m surrounded, however, by people with the mentality of grade school children. And sometimes they’re unbelievably petty.
But the fact is, right now I’m one person trying to do the work of TWO people and I’m not doing a stellar job of it. I have to find a way to execute and manage time better, and above all else, I can’t let the cracks show to the team.
The hope was that next week I’d be able to dump one aspect of the job I’m doing onto the person who was supposed to start doing it on MAY 1. HELLO?! It’s May 20!
But no. Due to things like the new guy taking a vacation all next week, and the one who backs him up being the person who should be doing the work I’M doing now on May 1, it means I get to continue doing this fun, lovely thing for another week. At least. Then, that person who should have started doing this crap on May 1 is going on vacation for some stupid sh!t and I’ll be stuck holding this sack of $hit until June 6. JUNE.SIXTH. Yo.
Okay, I don’t mind pitching in. I don’t mind that the structure and customers and all that changed and I got STUCK, literally DUMPED ON, with this responsibility. I wasn’t hired for this, I wasn’t supposed to do much with it but support it technically. Now it’s my steaming pile of monkey crap. MINE. And it will be until at least June 6 – and only if nothing else comes up will I be able to slide this off.
The frustration my boss and I feel with this is, she hasn’t made any motions at all, of any kind, to start doing her new work. She was happy enough to take the money and the promotion but now doesn’t want to the do the work. So for me it’s more of the same.
That’s okay. I keep saying that. They own me from the time I get up until I leave the building (which, last night, was around 6:25PM). I signed on to do whatever they ask me, and I’m going to do it without complaint, dammit. But…man, it ain’t easy.
But the weekend’s coming and I can relax. Oh, wait – no I can’t. I have to get that non-fiction project going and going good.
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