PH is glad when she can develop a kick ass reputation in a matter of weeks. Case in point. Senior Deputy Officer’s assistant will shortly be leaving the School. Her reasons mostly revolve around the fact that whoever hired her did a terrible job (the mismatch between SDO and the EA is staggering). Being a mom, the current assistant’s got some issues with working and staying late is not jiving with her current life plan. PH doesn’t blame her. With that knowledge, in no uncertain terms, the SDO has insinuated he would like PH to replace the current EA. Why this is a specific ego buff dwells mainly around the fact there are countless admins at the School, but PH is among the newest. PH is of course, flattered by the request, but is not interested in going back to, how to gently put this, being someone’s bitch. She has good rapport with SDO (which may pay off in other ways later), but is not interested in looking after some high maintenance boss for the coming year. Furthermore, the money wouldn’t be any better nor would the benefits (benefits discrepancies will need to be addressed in a later post). Also, in PH’s current role, there is at least a chance of career progression, of which there would be none being someone’s EA.
Instead of another assistant*, PH sent out the minutes of a meeting from Thursday.
No less than 3 people asked her about why she had done this.
“Why does it really matter who sends them out?” PH wanted to ask, but kept her mouth shut.
*see next post
fans people who read this blog sometimes! PH has not passed away, but she has been busy at her new work (and has just passed the 2 month mark). The pay is crap, but the work is good and she’s actually learning a lot. She writes to you today to speak about her life simultaneously reporting to 3 different departments (w/a bonus President!). PH likes to think she’s diplomatic, she also doesn’t like being taken advantage of. When her position came online, the HR department (where she sits) took well and full advantage of her time. At the beginning, PH, wanting to be a team player, agreed to everything they’ve asked of her. Now that PH is actually busy with the other departments, she’s trying to figure out a way to diplomatically delegate work back to those who should be doing it in the first place without hurting anyone’s egos or feelings.
Also, PH forgot how cathartic it was to post here – expect some new posts soon!