I am about to successfully complete my first week back at work. It was better than expected, but I can’t say that I have the same enthusiasm for my job that I had before. That’s okay though. I don’t hate my job and once I’m here, I don’t mind it–it’s just hard to leave a happy little boy….
I’m alone in the office on a Friday afternoon. And we all know that I’ll sneak out early. Seriously, I could finish the financials, but it’s a gorgeous day, and it’s a Friday, and I have a little baby waiting for me at home, and do I really need to come up with any more reasons?
We’re celebrating my mother’s 60th birthday party tomorrow. It will be a barbecue at my brother’s. Simple but fun.
I learned just a bit ago, that no one knew about the organizational changes until my boss sent an email to the board that included them. The only reason why he called me and told me about it before I came back was that one of my coworkers told him that I’d probably freak out if I came back and hadn’t been told that everything had shifted. I wish I would have known that before because I was under the impression that staff had been involved in the design of the new hierarchy so I didn’t ask some questions that are now becoming glaringly obvious. Such as why are communications/program work in the same category as administration? (To clarify there are three categories: development/fundraising, political work, and program/communications/administration). The answer is probably that they didn’t feel I was ready to head up my own group. If I want to be charitable, it could be that my position actually works in both those areas so they kept them together so that there would be a clear chain of command. Anyway, it’s going to be very interesting reporting to M. He has never worked with the administration side of things and is the worst offender for not doing the administrative tasks because they take up valuable time that could be used for projects. We’ll be meeting for 2 hours on Monday to give him an overview of the processes–and then we’ll see if he really wants to learn all the nuts and bolts.