March 13, 2008

I found out yesterday that I'm in the eye of the storm. The eye, you ask? Well, I'm sworn to secrecy. Our client is afraid some of this might leak out and the world as we know it might end. I'll tell you details when I can. The short version is that yesterday the Account Exec pulled me aside to tell me that I might have to redo the entire look and feel of this whole show. The show that opens in 8 weeks. The show where were about to okay production. The show I worked hard to run smoothly, to cause our vendors the least amount of pain, and get sign-off so we could be ahead of the curve. The show that was starting to glide toward the finish line. Imagine fighting your way through some category 2 winds, then finding out that that wasn't the storm, it was the warm up. Now you have two weeks to do what you did in three months!! Oh wait, it gets better. The. Client. Has. Not. Yet. Approved. The. Thing. On. Which. I. Am. Supposed. To. Base. My. Design. So, full stop, don't move ahead, AND, wait, let me take those oars from you. OK. Looks good. We'll let the Category 5 storm start now. Have fun!

So I took today to 'work from home', sort of a preemptive comp day. Sadly, I actually am doing some work from home. Tomorrow though, I'm on my way to Seattle! To play with my niece and nephew. I'm sure my sister is under some sad delusion that I might chat with her, or that my brother thinks I'll show up to say hello in the bar he tends. Ha! Will be crawling around making animal noises and making cute blond kids laugh at me.

So I'm actually thrilled that the Lord nudged me to go to Seattle this coming weekend. I'm glad He knew that I should enjoy the eye. And I will.

If any of you become important executives in a company, please, please don't make big decisions without A) planning ahead, or B) thinking of the impact downstream to hundreds of people. Don't just work off a nice little theory in your nice office with a view and not realize you're being an ASS! I used to find Dilbert annoying. Overblown, silly, petty and bitter. Times have changed...

9 comments:

Mama Nabi said...

How is it that you come off so calm? Is it the EYE effect? (Isn't that supposed to be that little spot of calmness in the storm... or is it the other way?)

Ick. and Eek! Hope you get to enjoy some part of the weekend... especially with those blond kids who live in Seattle. Well, specifically your sister's kids... not ALL random blond kids... unless you're inclined...

:-)

Rachel said...

Oh, that sounds awful! I don't envy you at all.

I hope you are able to enjoy your time in Seattle despite the huge black cloud hanging over your head.

Here's hoping they change their minds again and go back to Plan A.

swallow said...

so sorry to hear about your uncle, but glad the family time was good.

it sounds like this weekend off is just in time.....

enjoy the little ones!!!

swallow said...

p.s. just saw your comment on my blog.... you will just have to get scuba certified and then we can take diving vacations!!!!!!

Beloved said...

Ugh. Sorry for the seemingly impossible work situation. Why though, do I have a feeling you will pull it off?

So smart to go to Seattle. Hope you have a fabulous time!

scarp said...

Yeah, don`t tell, but there were times I went to visit my brother and his family, and had to force myself to interact a bit with my brother and sis-in-law so as not to appear too rude. Being an aunt is great fun, isn`t it?

Hope yoùr time away gives you fresh energy and inspiration for the task at hand!

Snickollet said...

Oh, no! I hope you can keep work off of your mind while you are up in Seattle.

bg's Little Sis said...

Oh UGH! on the work stuff, hang in there...have a great time playing barnyard with the kiddies! I'm betting they love having their Auntie OTRGirl around too!

so-yun said...

ugh! classic "hurry up and wait."