It's been hell? Yeah, that might be an accurate description. And we are only ONE day in. AND I only have ONE more day until I'm off until next Tuesday. I don't think I'm gonna make it.
Last Friday was the last day for my very favoritest boss ever!
So that meant today we jumped right into life without her. (Let's all have a quiet moment as we mourn her
The Big Dog (aka The Big Boss, aka whatever else he's been called in past posts) is taking over her duties until her replacement is hired.
(Which, between you and me, has already been done. SSSHHHH! Apparently, it's a secret. We, the peons, aren't supposed to know yet. He starts in two weeks and, according to a Google search that may or may not have been carried out - has a penchant for Metallica - interesting, wouldn't you say? Especially for a lawyer that deals with the "business" side of things?)
The Big Dog's (aka The Big Boss, etc....) job usually entails monitoring the other lawyers and their cases. He's good at what he does and for the most part he doesn't have to dive right in and get his hands dirty with the day-to-day details of lawyering.
Until today. Well, to be accurate, until early Friday afternoon; as that's when she decided she was done and left early. Because seriously? What were they gonna do?
She left without much ceremony. Although this tight, little group MAY have gathered for a moment. There MAY have been a few tears shed and there MAY have been a few more after she walked out the door. And we MAY have a picture to commemorate the moment...maybe. That's all you will hear from me on that subject.
But today? Today was when the emails and the requests started flowing to.....well, to ME!
Technically, they were supposed to flow to HIM; The Big Dog (aka The Big Boss, etc....). But after all these years together people naturally put her and I together. Kinda like Brangelina and TomKat (which I guess we can no longer call TomKat....since they are divorcing and all - and as an aside, REALLY? Are ANY of us surprised?!).
I actually received a call today from someone saying, "So....I need some free legal advice....."
Ummm?! I'm NOT an attorney!
And that's pretty much how it went from there. Me getting emails and messages saying "HELP!" And me taking said emails and messages to the Big Dog (aka The Big Boss; etc.) and saying "HELP!"
After about the hundredth time I went in saying "Big Dog?", I thought he was going to throw me out of his office. Seriously.
Although our side of the legal department isn't the "high profile" side - our side is pretty busy nonetheless. I think someone may have a whole new appreciation for that right about now.
And as for the "new" guy that no one knows about? Well, I hope he's ready to dive right in.
And as for my favoritest boss ever? I'm kinda irritated that she left all this behind. And? I already miss her like crazy.....
Especially since I can't just yell my questions into her office right across the hall. No. Now, I HAVE to get up and trot down the hall. *sigh* I need some roller skates.
And please forgive me for the random, white highlighting. I don't know what in the hell Blogger has done now.