I had a few good days in the office, then slipped back into slackerdom. Trying to keep a steady work flow around here is just proving to be difficult. That’s not an excuse, but it’s certainly a big factor is why I suck at my job.
I’m reading through a grant report that my boss just completed. As I’m reading it, I’m getting more and more frustrated about my job duties. I feel like I’m at the mercy of my boss and our grantor, and that’s not a happy place to be when I so wholeheartedly disagree with the way some of my work is accounted for. (i.e. some assignments are “worth” more than others, even though they require the same amount of work on my part.) I tried to talk with my boss about my concerns, and her reply was a suggestion to do half-assed work instead of giving something my full effort. Seriously? Maybe that’s OK with her but it’s not OK with me.
Since when did “succeed in my new work role” actually mean “bitch about my job as much as possible”? And when will I realize that all this time spent complaining or avoiding the inevitable could really be used to make SOME progress? SOME progress is better than none. Let’s see if I can trick myself into believing that.
Goals for the next two weeks (before the new guy FINALLY starts):
1. Consistent progress on my main assignments (3-5 per week)
2. Develop a summer plan (hire 2-4 interns? projects?)
3. Figure out how I want to delegate tasks after the new guy is fully trained