Monday, January 31, 2005

Work Load or just a load

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I am struggling to keep up at work. It is a good and a bad thing. The fact that I'm struggling actually means that I'm doing a key part of my job and people are starting to come to me for projects and help. However, I'm not sure I can handle the work I've created for myself. I have some strategies for dealing with all of this which I will hopefully begin implementing tomorrow. I'm also--reluctantly--planning to do a little work tonight.

One of the hardest things to deal with is all the little stuff. And nothing bothers me more when the little stuff that falls in my lap is the result of some other system not working. For some reason, for a lot of these things, I am where the buck stops. Another thing that bothers me is people that ask for help on things that are clearly documented, right in front of their face and they haven't tried following the instructions; they just call me. And I end up saying, "See that big button? Click it." It's like people who look in the refrigerator for pickles and they're right there on the eye-level shelf, but they don't see them and they don't really look either--no moving around of jars or anything--and then they yell, "Honey! Where are the pickles?" Too much of my job is like that. At least I get paid for it, I guess.

What's funny is I was telling someone that I do realize some things need to be clearer, have better documentation, etc., but I haven't had time to do that cause these people keep calling me.