Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ventin' Time!

Oh my gah you guys. Come pull up a chair and warm your hands by the white hot frustration I'm giving off. Toast some marshmallows. Slip off your Choo heels and warm your toes.

It has been a long stressful day in the office. Just be thankful I was able to squeeze out a hasty post about Cap'n Dreamy earlier, because aside from that I've barely had time to scratch myself. (FYI - not that I need to.)

The two part-time replacements for my role here at The Big Christian Charity have started. For those in need of backstory; I'm a contractor, I have to leave this job by June 30 because that's when the funding runs out for my position, my job role has grown from one looking after the admin needs of around 40-50 clients to now around 300. I could have taken the position a while back, but the money sucks so I'm happy to move on. So, they are replacing me with two part-timers, making this more like a 1.5 times me position.

They are very nice. They are very nice. Nice, nice. Nice times two. But my head is about to explode. They've done nothing wrong, well almost nothing but we managed to dig the pesky staples out of the innards of our very, very expensive photocopier and in the long run no (obvious) damage was done. This is just the wrong day. I'm in the middle of a billing cycle that is way overdue, the field staff all come in to drop off their client payments to me today, and well blah de blah de blah. You know?

The Internetz and I have not had anywhere near enough quality time.


Cecilia said...

My suggestion is:
take a deep breath. And then knit! Eating chocolate may also help. Also drinking beer.

The Other Andrew said...

I'm about to go and do one of those. The beer one. Yay.

Ur-spo said...

breathing and breaks are indeed therapeutic.
if that doesn't work, passive-aggression is always jolly good fun.
all kidding aside, I am sorry to hear about the news. I am glad you have your blog in which to vent and get some support.

Christopher said...

Have you gone poo today? that usually makes me feel 'all better'.

Kenyo said...

Regarding venting...I remember an old lady who had a small needlepoint pillow on her sofa. It said, "If you can't say anything nice about someone, come sit by me."

Come on now TOA, what have those trainees REALLY been up to?

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! The pooing, the passive aggresiveness, the kvetching! You guys are the best. :)

It turns out all I needed were some beers and a few belly laughs in the company of some friends.