Being a manager has so far been a lot harder than I expected.
Namely, I’m the type who isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get my own hands dirty (or in the case of our office, full of chart induced paper-cuts).
Over the past two weeks, things have been
significantly busier than usual (very good) but at the same time, due to unplanned absences, my department has been understaffed.
It’s meant a lot more work for me, which, while it does frustrate me, I know I’m doing what needs to be done.
Granted, my having to spend longer days at work is not making me at all happy, but I guess it’s all part of the job as a leader, is it not?