2018-03-23 - 7:27 a.m.
Thankful that when awaking at 4AM with financial accounting (from work) processsing in my slow synapses (I feel like an old system....this computer works but it take me a while to warm up and get going), that I was able to fall back asleep at 4:30 and met the goal of at least two more solid hours of sleep!
I got three- a full sleep cycle apparenty as am rested.
I need to be as intend to work one of those wicked long days to get it done.
This is not out of ill health and obsession, just that I know if I don't put in a late Friday night the end of month will come too soon and I won't have met my goals at work.
And really, I have to meet them.
This week I spent lunch hours taking a SQL class.
It is very helpful. I struggled with a query that did not work last night but a co-worker offered to help and I am PROUD I said "Not now. Go ... you are off and tomorrow we can do this."
We have a 10 AM appt to review something else and then she can help me.
Her office location actually had a happy hour and it is important for her to go and meet others and socialize! She is a lovely , lovely person and so kind.
We have these detailed Handbooks of how to do each task but they are missing a detail here and there. For instance the one I worked yesterday for the task I did said to "Query for X" but there is not the query AS it is REALLY Basic.
My coworker just did that the first time I watched the task done (that was the hour of training- kinda rushed honestly as I was taking this over when someone was about to leave on vacation and it was a last minute 'OH SHIT we need to get this covered ' so I volunteered!)
The next month I see the task assigned to me (Hey no good deed goes unpunished!) Honestly the hour cram session in which the co-worker said "let me just do this now' was really not sufficient teaching and training.
It was a miserable FAIL and then I had to be the bad apple at work who complained in a survey!UGH!!! I had at our team meetings said on two or three ocassion I had no idea what I was doing and needed more help. It fell on deaf ears as everyone was so damn busy.
So I tried to do it myself and failed.
But of course it was AFTER HOURS when I hit the real kink that I needed help with. It was going ok at first... and after hours in that moment of frustration I filled out the employee survey which of course it turns out NO ONE ELSE COMPLETED! LOL Again a Dilbert moment at work. How to be that guy.... the one that calls to light the dirty laundry that needs cleaning in this unintentionally blaring overt way! YES it needs to get cleaned but many prefer to just hide it in a closet, and if you think about it that works for a while, until it doesn't, but you don't want to be the one person throwing it on the lunch room table when discovered in the closet! There HAS to be a better way... Umm... there is... if everyone completed employee survey's honestly... well good luck with that. That is a human nature problem not easily fixed!
Trouble is that is when it is QUIET and MY BRAIN Can procesess!!
At this point that works..
I think that way more important frankly than the PMP for my job.
YES That PMP would teach other great skills but I NEED to get really solid at some of these basic skills of a data analyst I don't have.
I can run a pre-written query someone else wrote and some group approved.
But that is not sufficient I think as personally I think if you can have that done by someone who knows little
just use a bot
This is by design as AI is designed to do just that.
I am ALL FOR THAT
Hidden Treasures was such a great movie that anyone working today, especially if older but needing to remain in work force for the next ten to fifteen years for sake of raising kids, and hoping to help them get to college should watch!
BEST story I have heard or seen of how to keep oneself viable in a markets.
Embrace change and learn what you need to know.
I asked "NO What was it?"
AH A must read for us all. Despite the negatives there are positives.
Like remaining employed.
I don't think I am a sell out! (LOL OK I am to a degree.... but heck kinda of HAVE to be if raising a family! DIFFERENT if solo in this life OR EVEN if have a partner in that raising of family!)