And now, for something completely different…

by Mary on February 27, 2008

Today was my last day in my old job. I’m moving to a new position within the same company, doing something I’m actually good at, and don’t hate. I stayed with my old job for YEARS because we needed the health insurance, but because of the stress of my old job, I used more health insurance than I would have otherwise. Yet another reason I’m for universal healthcare!

In my old job, I did a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff. Lots of people had no idea what I was doing, or how I spent my time… and many of those people had that whole “if I don’t know how to do it, it must be really simple” idea. Or, they assumed that if I wasn’t doing what they did, I must not be doing anything at all. That last one really makes review-time fun.

I’ve tried to spend the last 2 weeks teaching someone else how to do my old job. He’s freaking out. I’ve never seen someone need such detailed instructions before. I’ve been telling my bosses for THREE YEARS that someone else needed to learn how to do this stuff, and they kept putting it off. They knew I had this new position before I did – and still waited until the last minute.

I’ll probably be spending Monday running over and doing CPR on the guy each time he crashes and burns…

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