...in technical work...
And I haven't done this stuff in a while.
For the longest time I've done nothing but strategy and put together pretty pictures to present those strategies to senior management.
And as a result, my technical skills have gone into the dumper. Or toilet. Or whatever it's called.
And now, today, I get hit with a major migration where two groups are pissing and moaning at each other and my group in India is the scapegoat. It's strange how everyone is backing down as a result of my involvement. Amazing what VP after your name does to a situation. It's more likely and most probably because I am the master of Anal Retentive
and great at not making any decisions and lobbing the ball "back your court". Well, we work for you... YOU tell us what you want... you can do A or B... far be it for ME to decide what you want... YOU decide
, etc etc etc... I figure it will be a month before the pissing and moaning wanes and the light will shine on those who are making things difficult and finger-pointing. And of course my poor group will stand tall at the end. Unreal.
And then I have the BUDGET
! I am a total raving lunatic when it comes to budget
. And now I have a staff of five "right arms
" that I am leaning on. HAH
! They will get a taste of what I go through which means they will be better prepared next time, which then means that life will be easier (hopefully) in the ensuing months.
And I get copied on an email from a guy who just transferred to another group to his old manager with a TONE that was disdainful, unprofessional, condescending, and totally uncalled for
to his old manager (who works for me). So of course, that got me ALL FIRED UP
and his boss called me and apologized and said he would take care of things. I said it was insubordination and in all the years I've worked here I've been in some shouting matches but nowhere with the kind of disrespect as in this email! And if he worked for me I would FIRE HIM, blah blah blah.
I expect an apology to sent forthwith... JEEEZ
And starting in August I can getting involved in a big ole initiative that has been in the works for about a YEAR! ARG!!! And they finally got the hint when I did NOTHING and they brought someone in to get it started. Turns out that person will now be reporting to me in August. HAH! And more staff will be hired to staff it. Of course this assumes that all goes well in the next 2-3 weeks with buy in from about 30 people, 10 organizations, and one in particular that is just so daggum stubborn because, well, they don't want to LOSE PEOPLE! GAH!!!!! What is THAT ALL ABOUT!
How can you make good business decisions in your desire to keep your empire whether you need it or not?!?!?!
As I've said before, I love my job, but dear lord, I can't stand the people.
[and how was YOUR DAY? HMMM?????]
We got up early this morning. I got up around 5:45 and it felt SO GOOD to be awake. Truly AWAKE
upon waking as opposed to barely awake and wishing you could sleep all day. I think there is something to this going to bed early thing and I am looking forward to it again tonight.
I went to work by 7am. GAK! Unreal. I actually did it. I had to. 7:30 meeting. Sigh...
Tomorrow my first meeting is at 8am, so it's not as bad as today, except I have to run for 30 minutes so it will be as, if not more, hectic as this morning.
Tonight we went to Delux
for dinner. We didn't order any appetizers. Joseph laid down the law on the walk over. I was appalled and dismayed at the thought. But afterwards, I told him I was glad we didn't order appetizers. I must remember this for the future.
On another note, I went to the chiropracter
. He refused to set up another appointment with me. He said to do my homework (stretching and my gluteus medius exercises) and then call in two weeks. If I don't feel bad in two weeks, then wait three weeks. And if I am okay, then call for an adjustment when my head starts to lean one way or the other. I am so pleased with this guy!!! Everyone go see him
Okay. Gotta get ready for bed.
Gotta wash the day off me.
And prepare for the morning when I get up, jump in the shower and have more hair fall out.
I am truly going bald.