Wednesday, March 23, 2005

I Don't Do Anything

(Tom from Office Space)I am a manager. However, sometimes I find myself doing actual work. I tell myself, "Isn't there something else that I shouldn't be doing? I'm supposed to be not working on this other project."

I am a facilitator. I look for synergies between systems, build consensus, and negotiate compromises. I lead project meetings where I'm in charge, yet I'm the only one without any assignments. I get credit for all of the great work my staff does, while they seem to get blamed for the problems. At the end of the day, if I can say that I really didn't do anything (other than attend meetings, answer email, and make phone calls), then I had a good day.

It's been a tough transition these past few months. Luckily, the raise in pay makes it easier to handle!

i need your job.
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