Thursday, December 04, 2008
At the beginning of October my co-worker and I learned she would be leaving the project we are on October 31. Then she went to Bermuda for a week. (I am not jealous, I spent two weeks in Europe. Or I'd be jealous. But anywho.) And while in Bermuda we learned she would be leaving in mid-October. So, not good. Then one of the two companies I support voted on their union contract. And the other decided to redo almost all of their pay policies. So, twice the work. Half the work force. Oh, and I spend most of my day in meetings. Please don't get me wrong, I am so thankful to have a job. I have been on the losing your job side of the fence. And I know that my boss understands. But man, if I don't get some of these things done and soon, it's not going to be pretty. So, I told them today I am not longer accepting meeting requests for Wednesdays. And probably Thursdays. I need those two days to just focus on what they have given me thus far plus all of the other things they give me on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. I will be working every day between now and the new year. Yes, that includes weekends, holidays, and the 2.5 personal days I have left. I may not work 8 hours each day. Some days it may be 10 and some it may be 2. But it will have to be every day in order to meet my deadlines. Please, do not feel sorry for me. This is what I signed up for and I love my job. I just didn't realize it would be so much. And for some difficult personalities. So I am praying. Praying for patience with the difficult people. Praying for focus for the road ahead. And most of all praying that what I do will glorify God and that the stress this puts on me will not cause me to be a bad witness to those around me.