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Still here, mostly

The problem with having a job that I adore and that is very demanding is that it doesn't leave a whole lot for anything else. I've found myself slipping into a bit of depression lately, just because I don't have the time or energy to do very much. NaNo this year pretty well fell apart in the few couple of weeks, and having the writers' group basically fall apart didn't help.

I was asked an interesting question by my manager yesterday - on a scale of 1 to 10, how would I rank my job? I had to divide it into two parts - there's the part where I'm an acting executive assistant supporting our team's VP and one other attorney who is incredibly demanding. That part, I rate about a 4 (well, I told my manager it was about a 4, but it's probably closer to a 2, with 1 being "Why God why?"). The other part of my job, where I get to research and learn and be an authority for my business team? 9, easily. This got a couple of skeptical looks, but I really do enjoy what I get to do, even when it's hard.

Work is going to be crazy for the next week, as we're having a HUGE team meeting next week (and who's got two thumbs and has had to organize all of this?), but the light is shining at the end of the tunnel - a new executive assistant starts after the first of the year. She's awesome, and I'm very much looking forward to being able to focus on one job for the first time since I've started here.

I'm sorry if I haven't been as social as usual lately, is what I'm trying to say. Hopefully after the holidays things will slow down, and I'll have a chance to do some of the things I've been wanting to do for awhile - there are projects to make, writing to do, and just a ton of things I want to do. It's going to happen, eventually - it's just a matter of when.



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Dec. 5th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Hey, this is very familiar! I just started my crazy-busy but relatively rewarding job; I'm an assistant to the president of a small company (large for a small company: 150+ employees), which means lots of executive/personal assistant duties I don't really like for a very demanding and sort of unreasonable person, but also means I get to research things and keep projects of all kinds on task, being a resident expert on random stuff they don't have an expert in, give advice on how to proceed with all kinds of stuff, etc. I'd also rate the two parts of my job much like yours. Oh, and they're also looking for someone to do more of the assistant part of my job, so I can focus on research and random special projects.

Anyway, it just made me laugh - I kept going, "Yes, me too!" and "Hey, wait... does she have MY job secretly?"
Dec. 11th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
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