Thursday, September 2, 2010

*Cue Hysterical Laughter, with a Dash of Mania For Good Measure*

As if things weren't crazy enough - as if there weren't enough happening at work . . .

(oh, how I long to go into detail about what my division is doing and thus explain everything fully!)

. . . as if we weren't already stretched beyond the limit . . .

Today, someone resigned. Which is fine.

Except . . .

we can't replace that position.

It took me three hours to figure that out, because I was so caught up in everything I was doing when I heard the news. I can't even conceive of how this could possibly work. It's absolutely, awfully, comical. If by comical you mean 'laugh because crying and drinking aren't options right now.'

I don't feel bad for me. I feel bad for my coworkers. I'm dealing with a massive beast and massive clean up efforts that will take months, so I won't be available to ease much of this burden. It's like a bad joke, really.

But hey. Job security, right? That's not as comforting as one might hope, but it'll do for now.


bkb said...

We are in the same postion in our world too. Can you get a grad works study or grad student that do it as an internship as a stop gap? We've had some luck with that. Hugs.

CottonSocks said...

We already have 3 grad students! and an undergrad business student. We can't afford any more at this point.

Things will be ok, it's just insanity now. Once we get adjusted, we'll be ok. But it's a daunting, daunting prospect.