I was very frustrated at work yesterday. This new system.... it's still being developed while we are learning how to use it. I can't get any formal training in the technologies it uses. As smart as the lead programmers are for the new system, they are not teachers. I need to convert my "monster" project to the new system and have it ready for production by the fall. Which means it'll need to be ready for usability testing by the summer. Which means I need completely understand the new system, like, yesterday. I'm amazed I have any hair left.
Today I was called up to see the chief in charge of the "monster" project. [insert dramatic music here] He slid an unmarked manila folder across his desk to me. It contained a special recognition form extolling the work I did in the last year on the "monster" and I'll be getting a tidy little cash award in a couple weeks. I'm sure after taxes I'll be able to maybe buy lunch, but I'm thrilled, I can't stop smiling.
1 year ago