I consider myself pretty fortunate in that I don’t usually have weeks that I feel need to post about, however it feels due this time around. I’m going to be sparse on specifics because it is all work related, and no need to betray confidences there.

Last week we had a parting of the ways with one of my coworkers, as he had put in his two week notice and everyone went on their way on good terms. However, they were not able to finish up all of the tasks that they started, despite best efforts. Due to this, the task of finishing these tasks up fell on my shoulders.

I’m not against that, by any means, but it still put me in a hard spot. I was knowledge transferred as best we could in the time provided, but in all reality, you’re never going to be able to “transfer” all knowledge needed for a given task. So I still lacked a lot of familiarity, especially around decisions made and previous conversations had for the tasks.

Take that, combine it with at least one of the tasks being WAY larger than anyone managed to anticipate, as well as trying to handle my own usual client workload, and I am just mentally drained right now. The worst part being is that I still don’t have most of the tasks over the proverbial finish line.

We also have a very contentious Presidential election going on right now, which is helping no one with any levels of anxiety and stress. I am both glad for the weekend, want it to never end, but also can’t wait for Tuesday when this damned election will finally be over regarding time to vote, and final tallies calculated. I seriously don’t want to be talked to, reminded about, or nudged regarding anything about voting for at least a week after Tuesday. I say that because you know, the 2024 election campaigning starts Wednesday…damn it.

I’m mentally tired, I’m generally physically tired, and I’m ready to just shut up and turn my brain off till at least Monday.

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2 thoughts on “A heck of a week.

  1. When a knowledge worker moves on it’s a rough transition for the next developer. More so if they person was really good at their craft.

    We put so much of ourselves into code. No doubt they write it is different no matter how closely they follow are standard practices.

    Good luck, I for one pity the fool that has to audit my works some day. 🤣

  2. I hated having to leave things unfinished and especially hate that it’s all falling on you to get done! I hope you get some help soon. I’m always down to hop on a zoom if there’s anything I can do to help, even just moral support.

    I certainly learned a ton from you’ll knock it out of the park. The trick, as always, is getting the client on board with the amount of time it’ll take which is tricky in this case. Again, I hate that this mess fell on you.

    Hope things settle down soon. Feel free to hit me up anytime!