I’ll be taking an additional role in the next couple of weeks. It’s an interim role until they find someone who could permanently back fill the position. Well, I don’t expect any “back filling activity” to happen any time soon. My concerns: I have less than 3 weeks to get on board with my new role. Less than 3 fucking weeks. A week after that, I’ll have my first report-out in front the factory’s department managers. Training for this new role usually takes 2-3 months.
3 weeks to understand 2 completely new systems. 3 weeks of overtime at the office (since Tin needs to work in the morning and train me in the afternoon). I’m chained to my desk in 3 weeks. In the third week, I’ll be doing half the analysis (I guess). Our group “motto” is “Endless opportunities and fun!” Where’s the fun in that?
A couple of my office mates told me that this is great exposure since I’ll be presenting in front of department managers and MrT, our new factory manager. Good experience since I would need this when I plan to be the next EIT IE. They told me that I can do it since I’ve been working for more than 2 years and that I was able to get on board with my first role in a month. Exposure = check. Experience = Check. Doability = check. Sleep = N/A. There goes my so-called social life.
“As if I have a choice.” That phrase kept on running in my head in different tones and voices. Come to think of it, I do have a say on these. So here’s the gameplan.
1 – Drop all of my ongoing projects/activities. Well, maybe I’ll keep 2 big projects. I’m not the type of person who will let others to finish a job. Hard part about this is that I’m sure my customers won’t be happy about it. Well, who said that our workplace is a freaking McDonald’s party place? I’m in Alcatraz less that smelly urinals.
2 – Tell my boss that there will be repercussions once I get on board with my additional role. Need to finalize if there will be a replacement for the job or for the job that I’ll be temporarily leaving. If no replacements will be hired, I will drop the new role and get back to what was planned.
3 – Get full back-up support during my first presentation. They don’t want me freaking out in front of the managers. I can be such a mean bastard. They might need to put me in a straight jacket.
4 – Overtime pay is a must. I never file my overtime pay when I have to work at home. Now, every minute counts.
5 - If there are no replacements and if I need to work twice as much, I’ll ask for a salary increase. Though the probability of this happening is close to 0, it’s a deal or no deal if I need to work twice as much.
I’m still keeping a 50% positive outlook with my job. The other 50%? A well deserved spa after my first report out.
Well, at least, twice a month, I have reasons why I need to wear my formal business clothes. I’m already thinking what to wear in my first report out. Should I wear my pink signature polo or my black “call-boy” striped polo? Oh, and I need new shoes. Prada? Hmmm… I’m the devil bastard who wears black leather Prada shoes? Nice.
Or maybe I’ll wear my “buck fuddy” shirt.
8 songs that goes with this post
01 Mark McAdam - Too Hard
02 Mark Joseph - Get Through
03 Merrick - Infinity
04 The Delgados - I Fought The Angels
05 Roisin Murphy - Night Of The Dancing Flame
06 Travis - Safe
07 Soft Pillow Kisses - Vodka Ice #1
08 Candyaudioline - Better View
Songs 06-08 from Tomatotoes. Nice songs Selena! :)