Blog 4 Jordan Day

Visitor of the day


  • You
    from

Brag Stats

  • Comments:25,004
  • Articles:2,000
  • Article Hits:12,459,805
  • Unique Visitors:2,000,438
  • Rss Subscribers:3,052
  • Comment Subscribers:2,530
  • Spammers:136,315
  • Generated :757,671 spams
  • Monitoring:3,942,477 spam IPs
Powered by Qwaider Shield

Recent Comments

Check out the latest pictures on Sweetestmemories

« صلاة 101But he's not wearing a tie!! »

and then there's REALLY busy

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:50:31 PM
  • In:Thoughts
  • Viewed: (4381) times

    • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5

    Rated 4.6/5 stars (129 votes cast)

    You know, people say that they're busy at times. And I completely understand. Then comes a time when the very definition of being busy is completely changed! When you get to a level where you're so busy that, you REALLY don't have time to shave, scratch your head or even think. It gets so hard to deal with people at this stage. Everyone is requesting no demanding their percentage of your time and you just don't have it!

    I remember being bored. I remember days and nights that I literally had hours to "kill" because I had nothing to do. But no more! I'm going through times where every second means things to do and people to see, documents to write, papers to review, "kids to baby sit" (aka people management). Reports to write, status to fill ...

    I used to dread Mondays because they're the beginning of a work week. Then came the time that by the time I realize the week has started, it is about to end!

    It's well known that the most successful people are the people who managed to keep their head above water when they were faced with such challenges. And we able to continue to see the big picture instead of getting consumed by the little details. But without care to the details there's no quality. Of course, it doesn't help when people at work dump three teams on your head to babysit.

    Every way I look at it, it appears that I will need 6 of me to finish my work ONLY, not to mention any social obligations I have! I find my self pushed to 560% over-utilization. So I think, how in the world am I going to handle all of this. And still manage to have-a-life!?

    If I could just discover a formula to help make everything fall in place! Stream line or automate things, I guess I have few options here....

    1. Quit! (Of course this is a non-solution, this is like committing suicide)
    2. Find another Job (good, but needs resources to find, and go through the notions)
    3. Clone myself (probably have some long term effects) [Aka Parallelization]
    4. Ask for less work (And get the negative attitude award of the year)
    5. (since Parallelization is out of the question for at least few years). Maybe I can outsource myself to India? [I like this idea, but can I communicate myself well across geographic, social, timezone issues?]
    6. Organize my time! (much easier said than done, I'm still looking for that formula)
    7. Sleep even less!

    My analytical, problem solving brain just can't stop thinking of solutions to these problems!

    On a brighter note, I stood in a room filled with "the worlds brightest minds" today, and bullshitted my way into getting them to accept something that would NEVER fly! And you know what? I succeeded. I'm not sure I am happy or sad about that to tell you the truth! I guess my old qwaiderization comes to me here, "it's not what you say, it's how you argue it"

    Other Memories Documented on June 21
    « صلاة 101But he's not wearing a tie!! »

    Memories....

    • #1
    • Saned
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/21/2007 4:51:48 PM
    Anything but number 7...and congrats on your success...:)
    • #2
    • sam
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/21/2007 6:26:02 PM
    it is ok, it will pass eventually and u will be just plain busy soon...
    :) yeh i agree with saned, do not do #7...:) you will not be able to accomplish much as a zombie eh?
    • #3
    • أنونيموس
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/21/2007 6:57:23 PM
    Personally I go through the same cycle every once in a while. I have those days where I get "bored". I make more commitments. I overbook and overexhaust myself committing to things I never really needed to do. A while later I decide that I can't handle it all and quit everything. Then the cycle starts over. Except with me, my jobs were for the comunity rather than the income so quitting did not affect my livelihood :) Anyways, my point is, stick to it, because it is your job. And keep an eye open out for other positions in the meanwhile :)
    • #4
    • Emily
    • Windows Internet Explorer
    • Said
    • On: 6/22/2007 1:29:27 PM
    This reminded me of my mom and her work. When we went to Jordan, she obviously didn't answer email or check her voicemail. We were gone 2 weeks. When we landed in Detroit's airport, she checked her voicemail. The second day we were gone- her boss called to "check" on her b/c he noticed she hadn't been working on her vacation!! Usually she works for a couple of hours each morning when we are on vaca. Her first day back, her boss told her that she was GREATLY missed. So, maybe what you should do is go back to Jordan and not answer any emails or phone calls and then they will realize how much you are doing. After which, it might be easier to ask for less work.
    I'm really not complaining (much), I like he job and its interactions. But the problem is that you get so much work that you don't even have a chance to finish any of it!

    As for work on Vacations, I had a bad review once because I wasn't "working" during my vacation! It was hilarious! (and caused that manager to get a few nasty remarks)
    You too can have your Memories Documented

    Country:

    HTML has been disabled but if you wish to add any hyprlinks or text formating you can use any of the following codes: [B]bold text[/B], [I]italic text[/I], [U]underlined text[/U], [S]strike through text[/S], [URL]http://www.yourlink.com[/URL], [URL=http//www.yourlink.com]your text[/URL]

    Whisper (your comment will not be displayed)

    Please refer to Commenting policy


    Notify me of follow-up comments by email
    « صلاة 101But he's not wearing a tie!! »
    Read by:
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(4)-
  • |
  • 7aki Fadi-
  • |
  • Guests(87)-
  • |
  • sam-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(132)-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(3)-
  • |
  • Guests(283)-
  • |
  • Guests(4)-
  • |
  • Guests(15)-
  • |
  • Guests(15)-
  • |
  • Guests(102)-
  • |
  • Guests(30)-
  • |
  • th14-
  • |
  • Guests(8)-
  • |
  • Guests(3)-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(538)-
  • |
  • aya-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • LostWithin-
  • |
  • Saned-
  • |
  • Tamara-
  • |
  • Guests(18)-
  • |
  • Guests(3)-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(4)-
  • |
  • Guests(15)-
  • |
  • anonymous-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(150)-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(2)-
  • |
  • Guests(66)-
  • |
  • Guests(13)-
  • |
  • Guests(27)-
  • |
  • Guests(3)-
  • |
  • Guest-
  • |
  • Guests(6)-
  • |
  • Guests(40)-
  • |
  • afaf-
  • |
  • Emily-
  • |
  • Guests(2755)-
  • |
  • hatem abunimeh-
  • |
  • kinzi-
  • |
  • Luai-
  • |
  • Maioush-
  • |
  • Mohanned-
  • |
  • natasha-
  • |
  • nido-
  • |
  • أنونيموس-
  • |
  • tulip-