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a ghost town

It’s a ghost town here. With all of the people on Vacation for Thanksgiving, on top of all of the people whose last day of work was last Friday due to the Voluntary Separation Package, there’s hardly anyone here. I have a meeting with my new manager at 1:30 today to talk about all of the organizational changes and to give her a chance to tell us all exactly who she is and how it is that she is going to be our new boss. It’s frustrating, more than anything. Most of me wishes I had taken the package, too. Then, none of this would be an issue and I wouldn’t be scared to death about every new day that my job brings.

I’m now doing the work of about two and a half people. When everyone decided to leave, my (then) boss, assigned lots of new projects and tasks to me assuming that I would be able to handle it all since I pick up new things quickly and am a very hard worker. And he’s right, in most regards. I can certainly handle all of the new work. But something inside me just doesn’t want to do it. Any of it.

I’ve got a nice long list of things that need to be done NOW for my new duties. On top of all of that, I still have a very hectic timeline for the big project I’ve been working on. And the "customer" for that project is very demanding when it comes to dates and times that things will be accomplished. So, needless to say, there’s a lot I could be doing, but I just don’t feel like it. My back hurts, I’m irritable and hungry, and I just wish last weekend could last one more day.

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