Good Career Exposure But Increased STRESS.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I work for a State Gov't agency that is big-time in the news right now. Lots of issues that are making taxpayers angry. When they get angry, they contact the Governor and Senators who contact the agency wanting resolution. I think I already mentioned that I've been managing two large state projects already - both NOT on a Manager's pay because my position was loaned by another Division, blah, blah, blah...but hang in there and we'll get you compensated (it's been a year now). So yesterday, my boss came in and said he was making me the Point of Contact for the high profile cases. WOW. So off he sends an email to the Governor's Office, Public Affairs people, etc., etc., introducing me.
I LOVE IT. I love that they recognize I can handle something of this caliber and that I'm (in my boss's words) "an excellent manager who has exceeded my expectations in the past, and who I know will continue to do so." That feels great (although a pay raise would feel better) and it's great for my career to be known by these very important higher ups. BUT LORDY, THE STRESS! It doesn't come close to my CPS days, but it's up there.
Came home REALLY TIRED and it looks like overtime is in my future very regularly. BUT I STILL EXERCISED. I have learned that exercise is NECESSARY for me to properly manage stress. So I'm PLANNING not to let this change my habits. It may take some rearranging, but MY HEALTH WILL REMAIN PRIORITY. It has to.
I GOT THIS.