February 17, 2006

uh oh, she's back to complain about something trite

Yeah, I've been having a difficult couple of days here at work. This project dropped into our lap on Tuesday night, from a client we already knew had a tendency to hand us crazy projects, and it's been busy days and late nights ever since. I like the challenge of coordinating something as kooky as this, but I could really do without the overwhelmingly-Sisyphean nature of this one.

At every turn we've been met with another setback. Just as soon as we think we've gotten our footing onto a plan that might actually make this stupid thing work, something horrible happens to collapse our hopes, and then something else happens that jumps on the dead remnants of our hopes, pouncing them until they're dust. I want to run away screaming, but I'm bound by certain responsibilities that exclude that sort of behavior. I have to be sane enough to tell the client, with a smile on my face, that everything's going to shit.

But I've been battling through. Staying late doesn't bother me much, especially since I haven't had any fun plans to alter (just a few trips to the gym, darn!), and also because I'm racking up the overtime. Getting meals in is especially difficult - I didn't get lunch until after 2pm yesterday, and I don't know when I'll be having it today. I skipped dinner last night, which perhaps wasn't so wise.

And then there's the headaches. I came home Wednesday with a whopper of a stress-headache, but took two Aleve, ate some pizza, and happily drifted off to sleep. I've got one already today, and I'm trying to figure out where to get relief. Relief will come when this lame project leaves this facility. And that's not going to be for awhile, I fear.


posted by julie at February 17, 2006 12:46 PM


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