Wednesday. The half way point, or as the Germans romantically call it Mittwoch, Mid-week. Wednesday is like the first sock of sock knitting, a bit of an acheivement to just get there, but still only halfway done. The still ouchy (but thankfully much better) lightly sprained ankle and I had a rather poor night's sleep last night, and I'm feeling a tad weary today. On top of the regular Mittwochian fatigue.
I used to be a trainer in a particular type of bookkeeping software, one of the reasons why I was hired in this job, and today I have to test 5 candidates vying to be my replacement. (I have to leave or take a permanent position here by the end of June, and as I'm of declining enthusiasm for the position and the permanent pay they're offering sucks I've elected to go once they have my replacements. Yup they're replacing me with two people, I'm that good.) This testing sort of means having to be ON, you know? Putting the person at ease. Thinking up simple tasks for them to do. Trying to hold back from actually coaching them instead of testing them. Or today, trying not to be mean.
Not that I would, be mean that is. But you know, when you're tired and whatever...
I did this once before, testing applicants in the same role as me but for another new service that was starting up. It was kind of shocking and even hilarious at times. It certainly showed who lies on their CV and who doesn't. One applicant just stared at the screen, unable to even open the software, slammed back her chair, grabbed her bag, fixed me with a steely stare and said "I think we're both wasting each other's time, don't you?". Apparently so.
So. My Mittwoch is going to be mentally taxing, will probably stop me from getting finished all the other work I really need to be doing, yet may turn up some unexpected entertainment. Then tonight, a few beers with the boys, possibly including this sweetie. As is traditional, any hangovers will be deemed his fault.