Monday, January 22, 2007

Long Monday

Had a great weekend.....drank some wine, spent time with some great friends...meet my friends new psychotic girlfriend...did house cleaning and even spent some money on myself (for those who know me, I hate shopping and hate spending money on myself).

Today was a day of absolute hell!!!! The day started for me very early, and I got to work early. I was met with a large pile of faxes. Most of them were for me. I set about getting them organized and coordinated by designer. ( I work for a company called California Closets....They are a world wide company...they are in Kansas, England, New York etc. We install organizational types of cabinets and partitions in just about any room for storage. Each of our many designers is designated a different colored file folder to help keep them organized.)

Our designers have a bad habit of faxing me all of their designs over the weekend, it is not uncommon for me to walk in on a Monday and find 10 - 15 files on the fax machine.

After organizing them, they must be detailed, I do the first portion of detailing....figuring out if there are special orders or customized areas of installation. Highlighting specific upgrades and making a full accounting copy of the file. The file must then be entered into our software system. Each file takes time to detail, in between I am taking phone calls, (due to our downsizing, when I first started this position, I rarely had to answer the phone. )

In addition to my normal stuff, I played IT person today, of all the people in my company I am the most computer literate. (Chucky, no laughing at me...yes, I ask for computer help from him all the time...) Four of our computers were not reading the LAN line and were also not able print, three of the computers that were down were in our accounting department and that was not a good thing. So I was on the phone with a tech and also trying to get our new employees email working at the same time....

During this time, our secretary went to get things for a company meeting tomorrow, which left me being solely responsible for phones....and my boss started asking me for all my Monday report updates....

I truly felt like being a two year old and jumping up and down in a tizzy....I understand the concept of downsizing....but good grief, what is the deal with putting all the stress on a few employees.....

11 comments:

Dave said...

I look around my cluttered room and think to myself... "I gotta get me some of those!"

Sorry to hear that your day was rough... Computers are great as long as they work...then watch out!

Jay said...

See that's the way it always goes. Either you are so busy you barely have time to even think and then there are days when you are ready to break something just so you can waste time fixing it. At least that's how things go for me.

bardouble29 said...

Dave - "Computers are great as long as they work...then watch out! "

Couldn't have said it better! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Jay - I would give almost anything for a day where I was bored, now they are trying to make me commit hari kari!!!

Kati said...

Sorry to hear you had such a rough day. Maybe another glass of wine..... And a bubble bath, and a good book or movie.... Relax, girlfriend! ;)

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Mondays are a bitch. I'm sorry yours was so crappy and I hope the rest of your week is much better.

bardouble29 said...

Kati - mmmmmmmm, bubble bath, candles and a glass of wine...now we are talking!!! LOL

Whimsical - I hope the rest of the week is better too, can't get worse...LOL

The Lone Beader said...

Well, at least you got through it.... I was supposed to go to a union meeting today, and totally forgot about it, until a friend emailed me about it after the fact. Ooops! =:)

captain corky said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend. I just got a whole bunch of new responsibilities added on to me at work so I feel your pain. Hopefully I'm going to hit the powerball Wednesday and then I'll be able to relax.

Craig D said...

"It can't get worse."

Oh, now you're really tempting the fates.

Happy Tuesday!

RockDog said...

Holy cow! That's crazy busy! I got tired just reading it...

Baron Ectar said...

Holy Smokes! Now see me I would have thrown my hands in the air and say well I will leave that word out but you all fix it I am going for a beer! Guess its best I work alone!