I don't know if I've mentioned it - but in the last couple of years, the Good Ole Boy Network has acquired a couple of companies.
Not that I'm bragging.
I'm not bragging because, although we've acquired these companies, we haven't added to the staff to run said companies. Which means exactly what you think it means. Those of us peons that do the actual drudgery have had more tasks added to our already over-loaded plates.
At first it was a bit of a struggle - what with already supporting three and a half attorneys, plus doing my "real" job. But somewhere around mid-January, I hit that "sweet spot." You know, the one where it all seems manageable; where you think, "Good! I've GOT this! It's ALL under control".
And then...all of a sudden, it's not.
Between the unprecedented snow storm, which kept most of us out of the office for one and a half days - some of us for two and a half days; and the most recent federal holiday, suddenly I find myself completely and totally under water over here. All the while wondering, what the HELL?!
And then, while it's all crumbling under your feet, you realize...it's "YEARLY REVIEW TIME." The week or so that the managers only seem to notice EVERY. LITTLE. MISTAKE you've made ALL year long. *sigh*
At any rate, here's hoping that next week I will be back in the "I've GOT this mode." Because this week? This week is a lost cause.