In a slight departure for me, this one is meant to be sung to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas.” Hope you enjoy.
On the first day after winter break my colleagues gave to me….
A two-hour call with IT.
On the second day after winter break my colleagues gave to me….
Two performance reviews that needed my immediate attention. Nevermind that I’ve been asking about them for three weeks – it would have been soooo much easier for me to get this done before the holiday, or even during it while I had more free time than I knew how to use. But nooooo, nobody felt like doing their part when I wanted them to, but now they expect me to just drop everything and get them what they need ASAP?
Oh, and another two-hour call with IT. I thought we’d fixed my network issue yesterday, but it turns out I was wrong.
On the third day after winter break my colleagues gave to me….
Three urgent emails. Urgent, seriously? We just got back from a weeklong holiday – and yes, I know everyone didn’t go on vacation, but they sure didn’t work all that hard while they were here, we all know what ‘working through the holidays’ really means – and all of a sudden everything is mission critical? Did our entire company magically decide to explode all at the same time?
I also got two more performance reviews I need to sign off on. Don’t even get me started on the lack of efficiency here.
Oh, and another two-hour with IT. That’s three days in a row! I know you can’t fix every computer issue with a simple reboot/restart, but come on!
On the fourth day after winter break my colleagues gave to me….
Four purchase orders. Because it’s the new year, which means end-of-year spending restrictions are gone. So let’s all buy like there’s no tomorrow!
Fifty-seven urgent emails. EVERY EMAIL IS NOT URGENT, PEOPLE!!! And someone didn’t get the memo about only CC’ing people who need to be CC’ed.
Two of those performance reviews I signed off on need to be signed off on again. I don’t even know why.
And IT gave up. They’re ordering me a new computer. It should be here next week.