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06 December 2003 @ 01:38 pm
On the state of my life  
I'm afraid that I've made a bunch of cuts to my friends list again, and there may be more to come. I'm very sorry to have to do this, but I really won't have much time to read LJ in the future.

I was told yesterday that I will be taking on a new role at work over the next month or so - I will be the person who handles the bulletin board system for a particular software product. This means that I alone will have to answer the questions that clients post there. For this particular product it is a very daunting and more-than-fulltime job - it's a complex product that is heavily based on content and data (meaning that is the method of support I will need to provide, rather than technical support). Ultimately, I will have to become the expert on this tool. Considering that until this point I have considered my knowledge of this product weak at best, I'm more than a bit stressed and apprehensive.

This change is happening because the person on our team who has been handling this bulletin board has been hired into another department, and I was chosen to do this because I have "excellent writing skills." As I told zorac last night, it's enough to make me want to start writing only in plebe.

Luckily I have about a month and a half to learn as much as I can, and there will always be resources for me to turn to, but in many ways I'm going to be on my own. With this stress on top of everything else that's happening for me personally, my LJ involvement is going to decrease even further. In addition to cutting my friends list, I'd like to apologize in advance for the fact that I may be skimming those still on my list, not responding to posts as often, and also not responding to comments left for me as often.

I hope you all know that you mean a lot to me and I hope you understand that even if I'm not around as much, I still care.
 
 
I feel: stressedstressed
 
 
 
themerovingian on December 6th, 2003 11:55 am (UTC)
With this stress on top of everything else that's happening for me personally, my LJ involvement is going to decrease even further. In addition to cutting my friends list, I'd like to apologize in advance for the fact that I may be skimming those still on my list, not responding to posts as often, and also not responding to comments left for me as often.

Totally understand. I can't begin to imagine the stress you're under right now. For what it's worth, I'm thinking of you and loff you lots. *hugs*
TAKE A CHANCE YOU STUPID HOE.: *waves*sincelastjuly on December 6th, 2003 11:55 am (UTC)
:-*
She who conquersdebellatrix on December 6th, 2003 12:14 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, you just do what's right for you, and don't worry about it.
*hugs*
---: Buddy Christ! *thumbs up*capslocklove on December 6th, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC)
Don't worry about it! You just do what you need to do. But remember that we'll always be here for you whenever you need us. :-*

Good Luck with your job, I'm sure everything will eventually turn out fine.
the creases and flecks in the maptropes on December 6th, 2003 12:28 pm (UTC)
>:D
Teesside Snog Monster: pandajiggery_pokery on December 6th, 2003 12:32 pm (UTC)
Thinking of you.

I hope (and believe it's not impossible, though only you are able to judge whether it's at all likely or not) that the change makes work more enjoyable for you.
leiabelle: have an adventureleiabelle on December 6th, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC)
*huggles*

Good luck with the new job. Even if you did start writing only in plebe, we'd all still love you. :p
now with 50% more irony: snugglekatrionaa on December 6th, 2003 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'd say it's more than your excellent writing skills that led them to offer you the job. Clearly you've displayed commitment and responsibility, very important elements of this new position. I don't think they'd ask you to do it if they thought you couldn't handle it. So even though it's going to require an effort to get into it and shouldering more responsibility, I think you should be proud that they asked you. Not that you can't be stressed also, but you're stressed because you want to do a good job and that says good things about you.

>:D
furious george: I walk with a sweet and girlish gait.weatherby on December 6th, 2003 08:29 pm (UTC)
I hope you all know that you mean a lot to me and I hope you understand that even if I'm not around as much, I still care.

*understands perfectly*
MamaCheshirecheshire23 on December 7th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
*hugs* best of luck with everything.
God for Harry, Rachet and Saint George!rachet on December 7th, 2003 09:39 am (UTC)
You do what you need to do. We'll be here, waiting with a big smile to welcome you back
laex: harry_and_ginnyfreethepenguins on December 7th, 2003 06:23 pm (UTC)
That's fine, I don't even think you had me friended in the first place! You don't still mind if I keep you friended, do you?