Saturday, February 25, 2017

Work and the weekend

Work is never dull. Unfortunately, a lot of the work that I had planned to complete didn't happen this week.

It was a short week, but it still felt long.

I had to help out a writer who does not know what he is doing. He isn't even on my team! I spent two hours on Tuesday working with him on something fairly straightforward.

In December, he tampered with a graphic for some reason, which caused a bunch of errors. I asked him to fix the issue, but he never did. I didn't realize until today that his actions caused a PDF document to not generate properly. It opened up a single blank page. I fixed the issue and asked that he consult with me in future if he plans on editing a graphic that my group of writers has worked on. I wasted an hour troubleshooting and fixing the issue.

My students are great, but they need tons of guidance. My manager says to let them run loose. I did that on Tuesday and it was disastrous. Nope, they aren't ready to fly.

I am happy that my week is over and that I can unwind. I enjoy sleeping in on weekends. It's just a nice way to relax and destress.


  1. Sorry you had such a rough week, CB. Hmmm...ya know the first thing that came to my mind about the writer from the other team and your graphic is that he didn't tamper with it on purpose but out of stupidity and the reason he didn't fix it was because he didn't know how. Enjoy sleeping in this weekend...hope you get to meet up with your guy soon for some much needed stress relief.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. I like your stupidity interpretation, Cat. This writer and I went back and forth on how to fix the graphic. I suggested a few methods and he still couldn't fix it. Technically, he reports to a different team lead writer, but that lead doesn't help as much as he needs to.

      On a good note, it was nice seeing my guy this weekend. It always makes things better. =)