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What's REALLY going on.....

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on November 24, 2009 - 8:13am

(I'm writing about work. It's very dry stuff that follows. Only read this if you need a nap.)
We're nearing the end of the year. This is supposed to be my slow time at work and my fun time at home. I have outings and trips and loads of time off.

But things have changed. So while I still have outings and trips and things going on, I am burdened with a load of work. (Please don't read that as a complaint. It's not. I like to be busy...and am grateful for employment.)

So, what's new? For starters, I took on a database that never sleeps. Global means it's always running. Ya know that saying "It's five o'clock somewhere". Yeah, true. It's also 10 AM somewhere. Curses. People always work. The work doesn't go away just because I do. It piles up for me until I get back.

In addition to that, one of my colleagues has resigned. And her work is being distributed. I am on the receiving end of a big chunk of that work.

And as I review these various processes and systems bequeathed unto me, all I can think is: Holy Mary Mother of God, the flow charts for launching a space shuttle aren't this complicated. Who designed this? Then I have to smack myself, because I helped design it about three years ago. Of course, since that time, it's gotten significantly more complicated.
(We have joked that this process was supposed to be a band-aid that morphed into life support)

My brain feels like it's going to explode. Daily I have an episode of "I literally am incapable of processing any more today." I get punchy.

So I sneak away as often as I can for a sporadic bursts of total goofing off. Goofing off keeps me sane.
Hence, I'm here.
Thank you for the outlet.

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