My job totally sucks rights now and I have a shitton to get done today because we are closed the 23-25. I need to focus rather than freaking out about when the gift baking and vending prep will get done between now and tomorrow night. (Unexpectedly vending tomorrow night at an event I was going to anyway. Am unprepared.)
I am on the el now - when I get in to work I am going to get coffee, answer some vendor questions, and make edits and PDFs for project 1 ( as of yesterday I now have FOUR projects due by end of year). Then I will make edits and PDFS for project 2.
Then I will review files for project 3 because I am supposed to estimate how much time it will take ( note: I am terrible at this, I overpromise so people don’t get angry with me and then work tons of OT to make it happen ).
That probably takes me to lunch at which point I have a therapy appointment.
This is mostly done! I could not finish Project 1 because the stakeholders are dithering over whether some changes should be made. And I just got some more changes.
Found that the files from project 3 are fairly simple and will only be a day or two of work. This makes me happy! I can’t actually do the work yet, mind you, it’s not approved. Maybe next week. But! I thought this was going to be a huge task, and it is not.
Had to cancel therapy. Got meeting’ed. Who are these people who are still in the office and working?!?
Next I am going to make the additional changes to Project 1. After that I have to attend to some housekeeping on both desktop and laptop macs, re updating various login credentials and other garbage so that I can WFH over the holidays without incident.
Jesus christ, brain. work already! I just want to shut down. I didn’t pack enough lunch. The soup I packed is terrible. I feel like the Other Forum at one point had a thread on how to salvage stuff you cooked that came out shitty and I am thinking about starting one here.
I want to put my head down on my desk and go to sleep.
In other news, I did manage to do all the updates on both macs.
I was taught a method for this earlier. I have not needed to try it yet, but it sounded good so I am sharing.
Start with absurdly long time, then scale back until it starts to seem just a bit tight. Then double it. Because other issues come in, software glitches, sick days, etc. Apparently this ends up pretty accurate. 🤷