Work dilemma …

Ever since Mee and I came back from our long holiday about two weeks ago, my work has been piling up. Well, the very first day at work, I found out that I have a new manager. I have got much opinion about him but he seems like a nice person. We haven’t spent much time together mainly because he has a lot of meetings to go to and he is trying to familiarise himself with our operations. Also, the interim manager is handing over some work to him. Though he isn’t with the team most of the time, we still have quite a lot of things coming directly to us. After all, we have been sort of managing workload half of the time even when we have a manager.

Anyway, my job has been about management information system. A year or two back, I have been tasked to develop websites. Due to a recent restructure, my involvement in web development is getting less and less until today. My manager told me that I will be taking up the web once again just to get some jobs done. I have been to a couple of meetings before, hence, I know what’s coming. Considering that the deadline is in a few months time and they haven’t been able to find a suitable web person, the tasks fall on my shoulder. As to how I shall manage it, it’s easy. As to how my manager will handle it, it’s difficult to say. I am just doing what I am being told and I can only do so much in a day.

I wonder if I should feel happy or sad. At first, when I found out that they are going to hire some web person, I was a bit upset in an angry way as I created the websites from scratch. It’s as though I did the job and then the credit is given to another person. Sometime later, I just thought there is no reason to get upset. Most of the time, the management is only care about getting things done rather than recognising the effort that the staffs put in. So much so for the equality that they keep talking about.

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