Saturday, January 21, 2012
I had a very busy and sort of stressful week. All the Excel spreadsheets that I completed before Christmas, I had to redo because of phantom hyperlinks in them and that put me about two weeks behind schedule. And, not only did I have that to do but I had a report due to the Director's office this week, travel expenses I had to do, a supply order to place and 4 meetings to attend!
On Tuesday, I was desperate to get ahead so not only did I work 10 hours that day but I also asked for help from a co-worker's student. And, people know that when I ask for help, I definitely need it because I rarely ask for help.
She did the supply order, the travel expense forms and the report for the Director and I completed the Excel spreadsheets and started booking the training for January to March. I still have to do the remainder of the year but it's a start and I feel better.
And, the meeting on Tuesday was cancelled so that helped as well. One of the three other meetings was one where I needed to take the minutes but the other two were to review proposals for some training software that we're looking to purchase. We received 4 proposals and went through one of them at yesterday's meeting. We're hoping to get through two more of them on Tuesday and the 4th one the following Monday. And, even though the meetings take a lot of time, finding peace and quiet to review the proposals before the meetings is almost impossible for the office go-to person (me) but yesterday afternoon, I put ear plugs in and sat and read 3/4 of one of the proposals for Tuesday's meeting so that was good. And, I've asked to borrow one of the boss's offices on Monday morning to review the remaining pages of that one plus at least one of the other two.
I've been on this committee to get a training and licensing program for work since February 2008. Each time (this is the 4th effort), there's been a problem with the tendering process or the received submissions or something. I'm hoping that this time, we actually succeed in getting a good program. Although, I do all of this work in Excel now and overall, I like Excel except when it does weird things like the phantom hyperlink business.
Anywho, I have the RFPQ (request for proposed quotation) meeting Tuesday morning that I'm a participant at and then in the afternoon, I have to take minutes at a Labour Management meeting so I have a feeling that this Tuesday is going to be stressful as well.
I hope everyone else is doing well. And, I can't believe I've done 3 blogs this week! That's a lot for me.