Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Manager = Never Getting Anything Done

So I finally got a (psuedo) promotion. I took on an "acting" manager position while another person is on maternity leave. All my career (until fairly recently) I did NOT want to go into management. But, when I got closer to the top of my pay scale - I reconsidered.

Today was my first day.

I managed to get barely any real work done. It's no wonder the managers stay so late - they do that so they can actually do something. And it's not like we're answering questions all the time (though, I do have three new people on my team - and no experienced staff on my team - so I do get questions...but that's the fun part.) It's the meetings. Meetings about meetings. Premeetings to discuss meeting that never even happen. Meetings to discuss changes to the organization - that may or may not ever come to fruition.

They started at 9 and went till lunch. They started at 1 and went to 4:15. In between I answered two emails and was never able to get online to check my gmail. sad.

Though being thrown in at full speed will definitely get me the experience that I was looking for. And might just reinforce my previous stance of never wanting to be a manager. :)

In other news, I got cute new glasses. Two different pairs from two different places. More on that in a week or two.


Julie said...

Meetings about meetings and meetings... welcome to my life!

Lindsey said... glasses though? Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!!

Monique said...

heh heh...the joys of management at the State...MEETINGS!!!!