March 11, 2011

I hear that train a comin'

We really need to hire another full-time designer. For next week, we just got requests for another RFP, a PPT for a current client and pulling together PPT for an event that my company is hosting. Sigh. I'm totally burned out and haven't even made it to the stand-up yet.

Oh, and MM, who has taken over this entire project and been crowned The Decider, will be out of town dealing with something else from Saturday through Wednesday evening. When's the pitch to the client? (the train with the bright lights that I can see clearly heading down the tracks where I'm tied up?) Thursday morning. 9 AM. When I asked him when he thought we could do a rehearsal, he looked at me in confusion, "Rehearsal? We all know what I'm going to say. What's your vision for a rehearsal?"

I paused, "Well, we know your strategy part, but we don't know what you're going to say about the designs and it would be good to walk through that. Also it would be good to know when we're doing hand offs and to whom. Would be good to agree on an order and do a walkthrough to make sure we can cover everything in an hour."

He seemed to think that he could call in from the airport to do the rehearsal. Which won't work.

The train seems bigger than I thought it might be.

At this point, I'm just DONE. I'm tired and beat down. I plan on enjoying my evening and going to sleep early.

I'm also really, really tired of a job that claims this much from me. I end up going into hibernation mode during these intense projects since all the personalities at work drain any need for human contact. I avoid the phone, avoid my friends, barely talk with Jrex. It's no life and I'm really over it. I kind of wish they hadn't said they wanted to keep me remotely. I think I'd be happy to walk away this summer and take time to regroup.


Aimee said...

You could always tell them at some point this summer that it's not working out. :-) You know, with the move, the settling in, the time difference....

OTR sister said...

Why can't you start fresh in Dallas?