March 16, 2007

Rush Order Fever

I don't know what it is about today, maybe it's the fact that it's a Friday, but my clients have decided to whip up a flurry of frustration by hitting me with a deluge (a deluge, I tell ya!) of rush jobs. I'm keeping everything straight, but only just barely. That's why I'm spending my union-mandated fifteen minute break writing this rant.

There's a dub room operator (or perhaps a number of them) who I'm sure wants to see me killed or injured in a most-heinous fashion right now, but it's not my fault! I don't conspire with the clients to throw all this work at our facility. My job is to make sure it gets done.

Believe me, when a client leaves a voicemail at 10:30am (while I'm in the middle of placing three other rush jobs due midday) saying he needs four rolls of film transferred to a DVD, wait, make that ELEVEN DVDs to make the FedEx cutoff, oh, and he needs the film back by 2:30pm, it doesn't give me a warm, happy feeling. You can be sure that I'M JUST AS WORRIED AS YOU.

I'm kind of glad for these sort of days, though. For one, it DOES give me that warm, fuzzy feeling when a client gives an impossible-sounding request, and somehow, it all gets done as necessary. I like that. that's called job satisfaction, right there. And secondly? Well, it's already almost lunchtime, and I have no idea where the time went! That means the weekend gets here sooner, and that's A-OK by me. Sure, it means I'm going to be a little frazzled by day's end, but walking out to my car after work is going to feel SO GOOD.


posted by julie at March 16, 2007 11:11 AM

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so said: julie at March 16, 2007 11:59 AM



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