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Work woes - christi

May. 20th, 2006 05:32 pm Work woes

OMG! I am going to have to change my job description on the website I'm managing for a conference. Apparently I've gone from Webmaster to Webmaster, Online/Internet Registrar, Speaker Liason/hand-holder, Email composer, Scheduler, Copywriter, Proofreader, Answering Service, Information relay service, Survey writer, Maintainer of all contact information, and general purpose wage slave. Now if only the increased job responsibilities came with a corresponding increase in pay....

This is nuts. I'm doing just about every job there is to do from here... (I won't make the actual conference). I seem to know more about what is going on than the people running the *cough* thing. The other staff sent out letters to speakers (obvious generic form letter -- not even their names!) to try to find out scheduling information. Wednesday I was working until 9:30 pm(!!! and me with two kids with 8 pm bedtimes!!) calling speakers and setting up the schedule. I sent out personalized letters to all the speakers we scheduled that night and a followup email the next day. Since then I have been dealing with email and phone calls and making nice with everyone. My boss said at one point he wasn't going to have anyone else call me. Today I get a call from someone who registered for the conference who has a problem. *My boss* told her to call me. This is someone I have never dealt with before! (I've handled those who've registered via PayPal only... I don't even maintain the list of attendees!)

I've been dealing with all sorts of *cough cough* from speakers that I got the wrong information for. DON'T BLAME ME! IT'S WHAT I WAS TOLD BY THE ... rest of the staff. And then I get *cough* .. criticized for web work I've done not being clear enough when I did EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TOLD TO DO and they FLAT OUT REFUSED (no discussion, no chance for me to explain my ideas, just "NO") my suggestions for how to present the information.

What I don't get is why they are so lost as to why I'm getting frustrated by all this. And this doesn't even begin to get into some of the wonderful stuff I've been subjected to.

Current Location: Home office in front of the computer (duh!)
Current Mood: workingoverworked, underappreciated
Current Music: Nope! Slows down the computer to a crawl.

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Date:May 23rd, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)

CHRISTI!#&(%!(#%& _!(#%

*HUUUUUGS* LTNS! I haven't seen you on or posting in forever though I myself very very rarely post.

I hope you and your kids are doing ok. I don't have any of your contact info any more so please let me know what it is. I'd love to talk to you again. :)

Oh, if you remember my boyfriend from when we met down near LA, well, we got married about 1.5 years ago. :)


Date:May 23rd, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)

Re: CHRISTI!#&(%!(#%& _!(#%

MEL!!!!! Congrats!!! I'm so happy for both of you!

Let's see... Sasha's in the gifted program at school and taking violin after school. Her teachers say she has natural talent, but she won't practice enough.

Terry's doing well in school. He's in 7th already! He's got 3 periods of special ed, regular ed elective, PE and science and is in the accelerated math class. Just all over the place. :-)

My life has been nuts. This year especially has had some really weird ups and downs... well... not so much ups. I was just thinking about why I stopped posting here as much and realized a lot has been going on in my life. (I found out there were a number of people who were reading my journal that I don't want finding out certain information... *grrr*)