My work life is going bananas! And crazy me, I love it! Ask me again in a few weeks and I might not be so happy but for now it's challenging, exciting and fun.
While I was waiting in the Nanaimo airport last week for my flight home, my cellphone rang. It was my boss calling to tell me I'd been selected to lead a new team in our office. This team is part of a national program, with only a few teams selected across the country so it's a real honour to be part of it.
As those who have been reading this blog for sometime know, I recently missed an opportunity to move to another area within our office after blowing an interview. You know the saying, a door closes and window opens...well, this is a big honking window that opened.
My new team has three members in our office and five in the Saskatoon office. We had training on Thursday and Friday of last week, so I had an opportunity to meet and observe my new team members. But I expect I'll be travelling frequently between the two offices and in fact, have arranged to spend time there next week after the end of the meetings we're holding Monday and Tuesday. (That's the event I've been involved with in the planning....one project I'll be glad to see come to an end!)
My current team will be "re-shuffled" to other teams in the next couple of weeks. Of the eight, five are being moved to the team of the supervisor who works just down the hall from me. This should mean they can stay in their current physical locations which is good. My boss advised me today this supervisor is going to off work for four to six weeks after a scheduled surgery. Uh huh...I knew where this was going. He's going to leave the five employees with me until B returns. It makes sense because I'm familiar with their work so it will less of a disruption but means I'll be very busy.
I know I'm probably nuts for saying this but so far I'm enjoying all the activity. I've got so many things on the go, and yet it seems the busier I am, the more organized I become. Well, at least I think I'm more organized....I guess we'll find out for certain if I drop a ball or two.
Besides, every day I'm busy makes the time go faster which brings me closer to this!