Okay, I’ve got 10 minutes left to my lunch break and I’m going to update about what’s going on.
Work is insanely busy right now. It started last week and it got worse on Monday. Last week, we tried to complete 3 projects, which is crazy to start off with. And then the regulators that we report to changed the rules and expectations on how I do my part of the project and made things really fun and complicated. So after dealing with that situation on Friday and expecting to complete a project on Monday that didn’t complete last week, I was already not looking forward to this week.
And then on Monday, I was informed that instead of having my part of the process done 7 days before a specific deadline, it was moving to 30 days from that deadline. So, I’m now late on 4 projects! When can they expect to have them? Today? Right?
It takes me 2-3 days to put together each of these documents. So on Monday, I had to wrap up the project from Friday, finish up the one that had shifted from last week, and get started on the other 4 that were late. As well as supporting everything else that I have to do while finishing up a project. There were at least 3 times that I snuck off to the bathroom to cry a little bit. I was stressed out.
But I can only do what I can do, and I made it through one project and most of another and a good chunk on a third. Yesterday, I mostly finished the second project (the one that shifted) and made more progress on the third. A coworker started helping on the 4th. Today, I’ve finished off the second completely, I’m nearly done with the third (and hope to have it done before the end of today) and my coworker isn’t able to help with the fourth, so I’m taking up that one. I have a fifth and sixth after this, on the new, and therefore late, deadline, and another project that’s on a separate deadline that also needs to get reviewed by the end of the week, making it seven.
I’ve skipped out of or canceled most of my meetings this week, I have training all afternoon tomorrow that I’m going to have to reschedule, and I’m working overtime and probably will be working all Friday afternoon.
It’s been a stressful, not fun week, and it’s only Wednesday noon.
But I’m not crying anymore. People are leaving me alone today so I can focus. And I’m hopeful that I’ll make good progress before the end of Friday.
And that’s the end of my 10 minutes so I’ve got to go.