I've been swamped at work of late with two big projects on the go. The first has been ongoing since the summer and has been frustrating in that the project lead is out-of-province and we conduct much of our meetings by phone. Add to this the fact that there are umpteen stakeholders that must be consulted at various points and I wonder if the damn project will ever wrap up. My main responsibility is to do the number crunching and as decisions around what the inputs will be are made, unmade and then made again as feedback rolls in, I've been trying not to freak out as our date to present the business case is finally set and I wonder if we'll get done in time.
My role in the second project is just beginning to ramp up as I joined the team last week. It's a steep learning curve as they are working on the third phase of the business case and more times than not I've felt super-dumb this week.
Oh, and the meetings! I'm neck deep in meetings. I was told earlier this week that one's profile can be measured by the number of meetings one's invited to, and if that's the case, I'd rather be a nobody because while meetings can be useful, it's hard to find time in the day to do any real work when you're in a meeting or preparing to go to a meeting during business hours. This is why I've been bringing work home the last few nights.
I actually brought work home tonight, but I forgot an email that had all my notes on it...I don't know how I could have forgotten it since I brought everything that was on my desk home with me. I was in a rush to leave after meeting with the consultant until 6:30 tonight. I triple-checked my file folder and my notebook and it's not there. So I'm beginning to wonder if I might have recycled it by accident...which would TOTALLY suck eggs!! Grrr!
So...instead of working, I've decided to give in and just chill for the rest of the night. I've only one meeting tomorrow, and the consultant I've been working closely with won't be in the office so I should be able to breathe a bit easier. Keeping my fingers crossed that I placed the email in my desk drawer by mistake...