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Three Out of Five Aint Bad

With apologies to Meatloaf for rearranging his song title:, that has been my week.

On Monday, Tuesday and Friday (today) I was up on Level 4 covering for various absent secretaries. I'm sure the bosses were taking note, because I have now been told that I am going to be moving up there permanently just as soon as the necessary Facilities works are done.

Monday and Tuesday I was working with one of the three secretaries, while one was covering another department and the other was off on leave. Today, the same departmental cover and leave was happening, but also the nasty lurgy had hit the department and my newest secretarial colleague had been told to stay at home to get over the virus that struck her yesterday.

That left me in sole charge of the office today. Senior consultant was not best pleased, as he had two audio typing tapes to be done. Little did he know that I can audio type. Well, he knows now, shall we say? Seventeen (yes, count them, 1-7, one-seven) letters later, he has all his tapes completed to draft stage, ready for his secretary to upload to the electronic record next week. I don't have access (yet), but the consultant is happy that the versions I typed and he corrected are as final as you ever get with him. So he is expecting to see them at fair copy stage next week, which I'm sure she will manage, as she's good like that.

Meantime, I arrived at work at 07:51. I departed work at 17:53. I left home at 06:50 and arrived back approximately twelve hours later. So it's fair to say I am rather tired and will sleep very well tonight.


Ahhh. My favorite geralt on the pixabay images again.

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Gossamer wrote on January 15, 2016, 5:13 PM

Well done. In my own organisation, it's fairly obvious that if you work at the head office, even for a few days, you get noticed by the bigwigs. The bigwigs then become impressed with your work and you become one of the first employees called in to cover absences. Soon, you have made yourself indispensable and have virtually the pick of any new position created. Working out in the suburbs, nowhere near the bigwigs, you have no chance to impress them or get noticed, so you get stuck where you are.

LeaPea2417 wrote on January 15, 2016, 6:19 PM

That is great you are moving up, it is like you will be receiving a promotion,

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 15, 2016, 7:01 PM

I would say you had some very busy and productive days. Way to show the bosses what you can do.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 15, 2016, 7:55 PM

Glad you will get to be where it is warm soon.

markgraham wrote on January 15, 2016, 8:50 PM

I am happy for you. It looks like you are moving up in more ways than one. Keep up the good work and have a good sleep and a very good weekend.

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2016, 8:27 AM

Thanks emoticon :winking: This isn't working at the Head Office but it is a bit more responsibility than my normal role. Who knows where this may lead? I'm just going with it, although I did say to my boss yesterday that I didn't intend to make a habit of audio typing consultants' letters unless it became an offical part of my job description. Consultants' secretaries are a grade higher than I am, and I don't intend to become one unless I am given the upbanding.

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2016, 8:28 AM

Well, I am in a way. I'm being promoted from a cold cave to a warm room with windows.

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2016, 8:32 AM

No choice, unfortunately. I'd have been called in to help whether I wanted to or not, as our admins do keep leaving. And the bosses wanted the tapes done, so it was either call the cover back from her temp role (and leave them without cover) or ask me to see if I could do it. Consultant reckoned I did a reasonable job too, and apparently communicated same to both my line manager and the Ops Manager, so hopefully his secretary will have an easier task of sorting out the letters while he's on leave next week.

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2016, 8:34 AM

I don't know that it will be warm all the time. One of my colleagues is a fresh air fiend and she loves having the window open. This time of year that will make it Rather Cold Rather Quickly. She reckons her asthma doesn't like the aircon either.

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2016, 8:35 AM

Oh I had a lovely sleep. I slept solidly for 12 hours. It was amazing. I needed that so much.

crowntower wrote on January 17, 2016, 11:20 PM

I hope you have done everything pretty well. It happens a lot at work... knowing you have someone who could hep you the suddenly someone will take them away from you ... then you are all along doing the job!

WordChazer wrote on January 22, 2016, 2:51 PM

Happens a lot at the moment round my place of work. New team members and resignations of old team members don't make a good mix.