I am sure I will have a day or two of insanity and stress at work before the end of the year. It comes with the job.
This really is one of my favorite times of the year at work for me. In the 3 weeks before Christmas things slow down. I work at a University so everyone is focused on two things exams and getting out for the holiday break. I think it helps that even for staff, we get the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day off. So from the 23rd of December until January 3rd. It really is great because I can enjoy the holidays and relax.
In the next two weeks I have a lot to do, but I don’t have a lot of meetings. I am happiest when I am at my desk DOING work. What I dislike most about my job is the strategic part, the planning, getting everyone “on board”, getting input from every angle. Just tell me what you want me to do and I am your gal. I will do it. This is why am I often frustrated with my job.
What I like to do and what my job description is are not aligned. So I carve out parts of my job that let me be more tactical and hands on, and I do that with zeal — and then I play catch up on the part of my job that I have to do. Not the most energizing way to work, but until I can find a way to do more of what I like and less of what I have to (and still get paid the same) it is where I am for now.
For the next three weeks, you will find me at my desk at work, drinking tea, working away, going to as few meetings as possible and catching up.