Ever have a really annoying day with a lot of shit pile up, and you suddenly just fly into an enraged flurry of productivity?
Seriously, I’m pissed off but being super productive right now. Oh, is that how it’s going to be? FINE THEN. I’M JUST GONNA DO ALL THIS WORK AND MANAGE THE SHIT OUT OF THINGS THAT WILL SHOW YOU BASTARDS I’M AN ADULT
Mail this to two weeks ago
Mrs. MMLTD and I have just seen Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s tops. It’s a pretty darn good time. We were pleased.
Okay, tumblr. You can go back to spoiling movies for me now.
Reading the fine print
My boss just asked me to add a section to a quarterly update presentation I usually run. The request was for a simple table where the rows are core functional responsibilities, the columns are departments, and the cells contain a couple sentences about each area.
I think this is a great idea. Especially since IT’S ALREADY IN THE PRESENTATION. Better: it’s been in every version of this presentation I’ve given FOR THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS. It just happened to be the last section of the materials, usually used as an appendix or reference section.
Way to go. I feel completely satisfied and appreciated for the work I do.
You drop the beat, I’ll drop the flow…
…charts. Today’s work theme is all about flow charts. Why? Because my project is design a process and system to send data from point A, to point B, and then get responses back. Well, someone needs to know (1) how that might fail, (2) where it might fail, (3) why it might fail, and (4) who’s going to be looking at the failure reports. We’ve been told most of the steps our data will take, and how it’s being reviewed. But there’s a difference between understanding a process via a 90 page requirements document, and looking at a process distilled down to about 8 pages of well spaced flow charts.
This is my world today. From point A to point B. For more information, click reference ‘C’ to go to the next step.
Good luck everyone else.
I stand corrected
I decided to work from home today for a stack of reasons, one of which being that I wanted some quiet time to just get shit done and not be bothered by the constant nattering of some of my cubicle neighbors and construction on the floor above me.
So instead, I’m at home, where I can hear contractors yelling at each other outside, and construction crews tearing up and repaving the road and finishing the new school going in next door.
Perfect. I’ll be hiding in the basement. With headphones on.
Good or Bad?
Is it good or bad when your boss is late to your 1:1 meeting… every week?
MMLTD’s Meeting Tip of the Day: Spell-Checking
Don’t just rely on your computer to spell-check your emails and meeting notes for you. Give your content a read-through before clicking send. Sometimes you use an appropriately spelled word, but not in the right place. Or sometimes spell check just punts on you and decides that it’ll give a pass to every word you type, which happened to me this morning.
The ‘Information Sharing Session’ I was scheduling narrowly avoided becoming an ‘Information Sharting Session’, which would involve a whole different set of meeting logistics.
Good luck everyone else.