This was another in a long series of weeks where writing "I quit" on a slip of paper and leaving it on my desk for someone to find later was a serious option. We implemented part one of big project last weekend. My boss was pushing hard and furious to get phase two started and not giving me any time to think about it. Basically I was being forced to pack forty hours of planning into ninety minutes on something that is a multi-million dollar impact to the company. Also I was jumped in responsibility once again, this time to program manager. I get paid to be an entry level project manager. So my stress level went through the roof. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I also just picked up two other part time projects. It was announced Thursday that the executive committee wants to delay the start of part two.
Over in the IT department this week two people got fired for being dumbasses. Never email a manager telling him that you think he would be better at managing your area than your boss. Really. They did it. They got fired. If one had written on a semi anonymous internet forum and got fired, then I could feel for them. But really? An email knocking your boss to another manager? What the hell did these guy's expect?
Also on Friday I sent a suggestion to my boss's boss (my area VP). He forwarded it to the CEO who responded that he was for it. Time from me writing the email to having the CEO's green light? Twenty-five minutes. When I was in IT this would have taken three months and wouldn't have my name anywhere on it. I was shocked. Shocked I tell you.
Saturday morning my wife and kids joined me at one of the local Lodges for breakfast. I had a project meeting for my leadership class. So they tagged along and we spent some time that morning. I then had a two and a half long project meeting. This is for a leadership course I'm taking though Masonry and is to benefit a portion of Massachusetts Masonry. It's a cool project.
Today I started working on the spring yard clean-up. Technically I started two weeks ago, but today was the day to start cleaning up the debris from the ice storm a couple months ago. I started with a hand saw, but will need to switch to the chainsaw for the next phase. Also I need to get a chipper to get though the small branches I'm collecting.
Lastly, as anyone who has ever read my diary before is accustomed to reading, I'm still looking for another job. I don't think I've really stopped in the last five years.
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