This post is dedicated to my grandfather, whom I never met. Due to his abuse of my dad and his siblings, which was made possible by the fact that he was a no-good alcoholic drunk, I always try to moderate my drinking. If it’s possible that alcoholism is genetic then I want to distance myself as far from that as possible. He is the reason why I refuse to drink alone and try not to drown my sorrows in alcohol.
Why do I have wine on the brain? Perhaps it was because I was a little too honest with my boss today. It has been two months since I learned that my previous boss had found a new job and was leaving. It has been over a month since any internal candidates for the position had to turn in their applications. They still have not filled her position. In the meantime, when people have questions they come to me. I have been pulled into more things that I don’t have a clue about than I can count. I actually had to ask somebody about a meeting that I had been invited to, “What is this about and what was Debbie’s stance on it?” Is that sad or what? Not to mention the fact that I was pulled into a meeting today about the budget. Now, I don’t understand why people keep asking me questions about the budget. The ONLY thing that I do for budget is I prepare the direct and indirect labor rates for it. That’s it! Debbie did the rest and she didn’t teach me anything about it before she left because she has contracted with the company to come back for about a week in August when we have to get the budget process started again. In the meantime we haven’t finalized our 2012 budget and so there are questions being flung at me. I actually told the VP of Finance today that I had no idea what was going to be affected because I’m still trying to get my head around the financial statement that gets prepared each month. This is what happens when I am pigeon holed into concerning myself with part detail and part structure. Having spent the last seven years completely immersed in that stuff I didn’t have time to concern myself with the general accounting side of things. Not that I didn’t want to. I asked multiple times to be trained on that so I would have an idea of what else goes on, however, because I work with an incompetent moron we couldn’t trust him to do my work for me while I did other things. Now when my boss is gone are people going to him for answers? NOPE.
Today my now boss actually says that he’s hopeful that Jan month end close will be a lot better than December. I just looked at him and asked if he was serious. I don’t think that he quite knows how to take me, yet. I told him, “I already know that it’s going to be ugly. I have no hope that it’s going to be anything but a big headache. If I go home at night and don’t get completely drunk then I know that it wasn’t as bad of a day.” He actually laughed and thought that I was joking. If he only knew! I don’t look forward to month end close because it’s going to be VERY ugly. I’ve spent the last two days trying to build a report that will enable me to be more accurate when trying to explain the variances (which are going to be REALLY ugly). There are so many pieces that I have to try to break out in order to get a better idea about what’s going on that I’m afraid it’s going to take me just as long this month to do my work as it did last month. Except, I don’t have that kind of time. So I know that it will be 10-11 hour days for me, starting on Wednesday, until I have everything caught up. You will be relieved to know, though, that I fully expect my incompetent coworker to maintain his 8 hour days without any difficulty.
Yes, I’m whining. If I’m going to be doing my boss’ work anyway then just give me the promotion and the extra money. I hate working for free. I’m not a socialist! I refuse to ‘share the wealth’.
Do you know what would be nice?
A long back rub…
A relaxing spa pedicure (I can feel the warm water right now)…
And a sweet tea in my hand (no lemon, please)…
Since the only one of those that I can afford is the sweet tea, I’ll just have to find some eye candy to go with it instead….
Hopefully everybody else has an enjoyable week to look forward to! 🙂