Friday, March 27, 2009

It's All in the Phrasing

I started working in a new position with my company about nine months ago. My position is unique in that I have a set list of repeating tasks, but these tasks reoccur with differing regularity. These items occur as infrequently as once every five years to as frequently as weekly. Most everything is on a quarterly or monthly basis though, so once you get through it once or twice, you have a pretty good handle on it. There are, of course, other jobs that pop up randomly throughout the month, so it's not like I'm just sitting on my hands, but I tend to appreciate that I have a specific list of things to do with examples of what has been previously done so I can spread out my work over a long period of time.

As I mentioned above, I do have one weekly task. However, due to some changing laws, as of the end of this month, I will no longer have to do it. While this aspect of my job doesn't take a long time, I am looking forward to no longer having it as a responsibility in addition to the extra time that not doing it will provide me to work on other things.

Or, to put it another way, I'm looking forward to nothing.

I think I just woke up in a Kafka novel.

1 comment:

Buttercup said...

Love the last line:)