We gotta get outta this place!
If it is as lovely outside where you are as it is where I am — what the hell are you doing inside reading this? I’ve been finding any reason I can to go outside. I took a walk to see the Cherry Blossoms at lunchtime (which my eyes are now paying for) and have to go out again a little later to hit the post office and maybe coming back around past Starbucks for an iced something or other. I might head out for snacks and drinks later, anything to be out in this gorgeous (maybe a little too hot) weather.
I told my former manager’s manager this morning that while I appreciate the offer to step into the role managing the web team, it’s not something that I ever aspired to and honestly I don’t want to do it. There are parts of the job that I’m not suited for and if they can find a candidate that can do the job as they like, by all means put them in that place. I’m happy in a deputy/assistant type spot as I get to continue to do real work and not get caught up in administrivia and bureaucracy. I doubt the decision hurt me in any way as I’ve been reassured that the company appreciates what I’ve done and I figured leveling with them was the best course of action. Actually, that was inspired by a call from my mother last night – she knows that me and management just don’t mix and told me, “If it isn’t what you want to do, don’t do it.” Mama knows best!