Thursday, January 13, 2011

Absolute Madness

How is it that a few days before leaving for vacation, my workload suddenly quadruples? Our marketing lady decided I did such a great job on the grant application that I won in October that I should do another one, this time for 8 million. Oh, and I have 1 day and half instead of the three hellish weeks I got for the last application. haha. Is she bleepin' crazy? Looks like I'm spending the next two nights here.

I decided to get some balls and reminded her that I wasn't willing to cancel my vacation and that I WILL be leaving here no later than 8am on Saturday for my 16 hour drive to Miami and I WILL have a full nights worth of sleep before I leave.

I hate it that she doesn't read the requirements for the proposal enough to realize this requires much more time to prepare. I feel bad for the client because there is no flipping way they are going to get a high-end proposal to submit with this type of time crunch. There are so many other high priority projects going on here right now, I can't even get anyone to help me out. Yes, my office is one stressful place this month.

I love my job, I love my job, I love my job.

However, in 3 days I will be laying on the beach somewhere, sipping on pina coladas, man watching, and relaxing. All of this nonsense will be miles away. I can hear the waves already. ahhh.

Yesterday, I checked to make sure my first pick donor was still available and he has plenty of vials left. I have my big purchase marked on my calender for Feb. 18th, one week after my follow-up appointment with the gyno. I can't wait to be back in the game!


Shannon said...

Ugh. That lady sounds like an idiot!

I hope you have a lovely vacation...perfect timing to gear up for the next round!

Gille said...

3 days till the beach. 3 days till the beach. It will be soon, it will be nice and it will be so many miles away from this woman and her load of crazy.

You'd think she'd be against doing something so big in such a short amount of time. It should take time and not be rushed. Smart on her part. At least you have a nice vacation to look forward to and a first pick donor after your great appointment to come back to!

Jendo said...

I'm glad to hear that you are committed to going on vacation! I hope you have a great time before getting back into the game!

AL said...

Hi, thanks for saying HI on my blog and reading along.

I hope that you're surviving this hellish last work week before vacation ~ and even more that you enjoy the hell out of Miami! Live it up :-)

Best of luck to you when you get back in the game after vacation!