The last month has been a tough one – workwise at least.
There’s been a lot of stuff going on, new bits of the core business as well as ongoing new developments, and it’s been pretty fraught. Learning a new system, figuring out what the original idea was, and finding umpteen issues with the entire thing. With all that going on – as well as some mistakes on my own part – it’s meant I’ve done one hell of a lot of hours, including a 36-hour working day this week when things went spectacularly wrong one evening. I’ve had very little time off, been working weekends and so on. And while that’s kind-of been my choice, I’ve also been given the firm impression that it’s also expected.
The downside of it all has been a feeling that it’s all been taken for granted, that this is how things will be in this job. I’m hoping that’s not the case.
At the moment I’ve got my reservations about the whole thing. I don’t want it to be this way, but the impression I get is that it’s all about “we want this right now, and the hell with any plans you might have had”. And that’s not an attitude that sits well with me, as we all know.
Things should calm down this month – that’s the hope, anyway – but it’s very much going through a review process in my head at the moment.
We’ll see. I’ll know more by the end of September, and just go from there.