Friday, 23 July 2010

The Slow Track

I love my 'new' job, but it has been absolutely full on lately. We're down a few staff, which is both a good and bad thing. It's good, because it gives me an opportunity to pick up new projects and challenges across different areas, and...well, not bad, just a tad tiring. It's made me realise that after years of feeling bad that after a proper education, I was just an administrator, I'm actually quite glad that I've only slowly moved up the food chain. If being down a few staff has made me busy, it's got a couple of my managers running around like chickens with their heads cut off. Makes me glad that I haven't yet gotten to the point in my career where I'm just someone else's bitch.

2 comments:

Liz said...

Hopefully you will never get to that point, or allow yourself to get there. The head of my organization is there and it isn't pretty. Part of the reason is that she has not connected with most of her employees hence she is short on support. Good connections, and just treatment of staff goes a long way toward keeping one's head on.

Muddiah said...

Those years as an administrative assistant were probably good prep for the job you now have as it made you very good at organizing and prioritizing your work.