- Work is going to be crazy for the next few months. For a variety of reasons the accounting department is about to play musical chairs with responsibiities and I'm the primary focus. I'm going to learn a new function (accounts receivable) that is a full time job on its own, so everything I do now I need to teach to one of two people: accounts payable to the current PGH receptionist who is stepping up to take this on, and all of my various other responisbilities to the other accountant in the department. What I do now is a bit of a hodge podge, and I've spent the last year since Steve left getting it sorted and organized. Most of my responisbilities run smoothly now with few surprises. That does mean it's a good time to move on to something else, but I can already tell it's going to be a little hard to let go of things to folks who may not be quite as careful (anal, that's what I mean) about keeping track of everything. There are also a few of my responsibilities dividing between the two ladies, at least in the short term, that will mean they have to talk to each other a lot to keep them straight.
As a remote employee I don't talk much, now that I'm teaching people I have scheduled meetings nearly every day and am on the phone a lot. It's one extreme to another and I find myself getting peopled out by the end of most days. Last week I was in Pittsburgh so we could start the processes in person, which was smart. But that trip was more than the usual exhausting, because teaching is a whole different way of thinking about tasks you ordinarily just do, and people. It doesn't help that my manager believes in a very hands off, sink or swim version of management, so I'm left figuring out what I need to teach who and when on my own with very little oversight.
- I wrote a draft for the last Idol prompt to home game with, but with work I never had a chance to go back and put the revision time in, which it needed. This week i had an idea, but I never got words down at all. It looks like I got voted out of Idol at the right time.