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Must...not...kill...boss

Sometimes I envy eugie. Right now, she doesn't have a boss.
I have a boss. He's used to be tolerable if unthinking. Now he's just an idiot. The major problem is that he keeps setting timelines without consulting me, and then expecting me to meet them. This wouldn't be a problem if the timelines he set weren't based upon the idea that we have 5 systems administrators. We currently have 1. Me. And 2 junior admins, meaning 2 guys being trained on unix, but who have had no previous unix experience (they're mainframe guys). Oh, and they still have a mainframe to support. Sigh. I hate working for a living. I need to win the lottery or a big progressive slot game. Given those odds, I'm stuck working for a while. Like until I die. Which at this rate will be sometime next summer.

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eugie
Apr. 1st, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
Eh, there are trade-offs. You've got to deal with an annoying supervisor-type but you get a regular paycheck and health benefits. I'm loving not having to report to a day job, but there's a heap o' stress on the health coverage and money front. Meh.

And y'know the funny thing? I'm working harder than I ever did at SF. I routinely work 12-hour+ days.
mtfay
Apr. 2nd, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not envying your summer, cause I know you will be stressed. On the other hand, I haven't had a week where I logged less than 50 hours since July of last year that I didn't have to take vacation to get. I'm burning out at a tremendous rate. The problem is that this job is burning me out on computers all together, but I have to go with my strengths to find my next job. And EVERYTHING in computers that I am good at is high stress.
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