We're short-handed and over-projected at work. We had people on vacation and that was pretty well covered -- until one of the operating techs when to the doctor for a checkup and got an ambulance ride and immediate surgery. Prognosis is good but returning to work is weeks away.
That left Engineering with more tasks to cover than we have people. There was no one move that could be made to cover what needed to be covered. There were, however, a lot of little ones-- Everyone picked up a little overtime, an hour or so per day wherever our skill sets fit.
But we were still short. We needed to cover multiple locations at multiple different times of the day, doing everything from sitting at a console recording video and remotely steering cameras to supervising a crew doing dangerous work high above ground. We needed someone with a wide array of skills. Someone who could work three hours here, catnap, and go work two hours there, with a stop at a third location later. Someone who could use some overtime pay.
It turns out that I am someone. Where I will be at any given time is difficult to predict -- home? Work? The North Campus? It should all add up to at least my normal hours plus a little extra.
I'm using Blogger's scheduled posting ability to at least give my writing here some semblance of regularity.
5 weeks ago