Friday, December 12, 2008

WhirlWinds and SnowFlakes

This week has been one heck of a ride for me. Work has been extremely busy. So much that nearly everybody is ready to bite everybody else's heads off! I know I want too. But because I'm not a cannibal, it's not going to happen.:)

Monday started out keeping me busy, and I am so happy about that. However, because of the high volume we've been seeing,I guess I've been making a mistake(?). I don't know for sure because nobody tells me what I'm doing wrong. If anything at all of course. In my opinion, I've just been doing what I've been told to do. I don't see how that is a mistake. I guess I'll just have to wait until the end of the quarter to find out, seeing as Cathy (who probably wants to bite my head off as well) isn't correcting me at this time. So I find it's best if I don't do anything to make it seem like I'm provoking her. HA! HA! HA! (Funny). Let me clarify here. Cathy is the order desk personnell. She takes the orders and places them. She only uses my help when she's got too much on her plate. But she never admits that she has too much because she's Wonder Woman, and she can do it all (not really, but sometimes I humor her). So sometimes I help her out. Lately she's been giving me more and more work like she's supposed to, and I've been doing fantastic! (again, only as far as I am concerned because there is a lack of communication going on here, so I don't know if I really am. But since nobody is saying anything....I can only assume that I'm doing Fantastic! In other words, I'm doing Fantastic!). So that has been the entire week! No doubt about it, regardless of the economy, or perhaps because of the economy right now, we haven't slowed down at all. Granted, we're not as busy as we were last year (from what I hear of course), but we're still busy. And that is good to know.

So, I've been busy all day everyday this week. Yesterday was the worst day ever though. Our phones kept cutting people off. Much like the cell phones tend to do when your in a particuarly bad spot. So I had taken three times as many phone calls. However...nine times out of ten it was the same person three or four times in a row. Finally, whenever I picked up a call, I would quickly explain the situation, ask for an email, and we were able to continue with business as usual as it could possibly get. Thank goodness for Friday is all I can say at this point.