Remember how on Friday I mentioned that the Universe had shifted? Yeah. . . About that.
I wish I could give you all the gory details but I just can’t. I won’t and I can’t. When it comes to talking about work, it’s best to be vague. What I can tell you is that for about 6 months my entire department has been trying in vain to get on board with a new regime. It’s been a real struggle and not just because we’re a bunch of opinionated, hard working, kick ass women. For the first 3 months we tried the “she’s just new and needs time to adjust” excuse. In month four, our enthusiasm for making an effort dipped dramatically because seriously, what is wrong with this picture?! And why on earth am I being asked to read a poem at the start of a business meeting?! By the fifth month, we were starting to look for work elsewhere. It was getting that intolerable. By the sixth month, being driven to drinking copious amounts of liquor in our off hours, we were given a reprieve. As of last week, the “problem” is no longer a problem. Now we have an interim director whom we all know and trust who is fully capable of voicing an opinion when asked for feedback because OMG she actually HAS an opinion. We have someone we know will help us brainstorm, will have ideas, will support us in our endeavors to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Because to those of you not in fundraising, let me tell you, that is no easy feat.
I don’t mean to gloat in the wake of someone else’s sadness. She really is a very nice woman. But nice doesn’t equal a good leader. And sometimes hard choices have to be made for the collective good.
I could have written a scathing post about the nuances that drove me nuts but I’m trying (and possibly failing) at being somewhat diplomatic. How’d I do?
I heard through Aimee over at Greeblemonkey (who designed the logo) that today is Delurking Day and I thought, what the hell!, let’s just throw this out there in case anyone might feel inspired to comment when usually they wouldn’t. I know there are a lot more people who read Sizzle Says than who comment and that’s okay. I appreciate you stopping by to read my drivel just the same. BUT if you feel so inclined, I’d love to hear from you. You and your comment matter. Besides, it’s Monday- do something to spice it up!