What a week. I was talking to a friend tonight about my job, and the tough week, and all the things I have to do.
She said we should get together for a coffee after work, or a lunch to chat and catch up. I realized I couldn’t do lunch because I am hosting a celebration lunch Wednesday for a project team of 50 who completed their implementation and I am hosting a team lunch on Friday for a group of 20 because I fired their boss and they needed some support.
I am also hosting a celebration event Thursday at 3pm for a team of 300 who worked on a large IT program for 2 years and completed their work in September and the client has now closed down the “after project” activities and have congratulated us for the work. Since this event starts at 3 and I have organized it, I will skip lunch that day so I can be there in time before the team arrives.
And then there’s Friday, I will be leaving early as I am meeting two friends and….
At this point, before I even said all this stuff to my friend, I caught myself and said “oh, yeah, why did I say I’m having a tough week?”
Don’t get me wrong, this is unusual and most weeks there are no celebrations and lots of meetings and problems and client complaints and people issues, but for today I’ll think about how great it is to have a job where part of the role is putting together celebrations to thank people and remind them how important they are.