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And then we go Crash.

So all my optimistic posting from yesterday is done.
Today sucked.

I went in 30 minutes early and had a fairly okay day until the afternoon. Filling in at the counter during lunches left my inbox full. While I was not thrilled, I could have gotten it done if it weren't for those meddling kids. I mean grades.

Grades posted. Dun dun dun. I'm feeling overwhelmed. BS Education and Graduation are now vying for attention. Thankfully, the person who runs autograd was out today and may be out tomorrow, so I'm off the hook on graduation until she gets the reports run. But it's looming. And graduation gets priority, so when it is ready I'll have to stop the BS Education reviews and just be prepared to get yelled at by the applicants.

I stayed until 6:30 pm today (2 hours over), and I only got through to the H's on the BS Education applications. And that was skipping anyone who wasn't enrolled for summer to try to speed up the process. So when I'm done with graduation and checking those BSE's with summer grades, I'm going to go back and check the status of the rest of the BSE's who are less likely to have met admissions requirements but still need letters to inform them of their status. It's so time consuming and so stressful because everyone one is different, there's so much to check, the program itself is really confusing (like trying to hit a moving target), and making a mistake is bad. I know it's always bad to make a mistake, but these mistakes get reported to the Tallahassee State Board of Education.

I've already gotten four calls from students asking about admissions, pressuring me to do their paperwork ahead of the other applicants. Thats a big pet peeve of mine. We have about 900 people who've applied for graduation, 100+ people who've applied for the BSE program, 50 or so people who applied for the BSN program, and probably another 100 who've applied for the BAS program. I am the only one doing bachelor's admissions, and I can only do one person at a time. Why is *your* application more important than the others? And if your argument is you are wanting me to speed up because classes are filling up, you are saying the other 99 people shouldn't get the same chance to enroll in that class as you? That's just stupid. It's just a part of life that you can't always get what you want.

Anyway, it's already 8 pm. I have next to no time to relax, and I can't stop thinking about work. Noises are bothering me. And tomorrow is too soon. It will be even worse than today because I'm starting off the day with a full desk and no end in sight.

I need a mantra: "Next week, it will be almost gone!" Usually it takes us about a week to get through graduation. It's an terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week, but we just have to survive it. Then the BSE stuff, probably another week, and I should be above water. Then we just have to survive to the end of registration. So mid to end of September and this will all be a dream. Until December when it comes back even harder... But then there's the Christmas break.

Now I'm humming Turn Turn Turn. Maybe tonight will be all right.
I really need ice cream.

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disbandedtoastr
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Whew!! I feel for ya girl...

Hang in there!!
sarahtoalaska
Aug. 5th, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
Because they are SPECIAL! Didn't you see that??? Surely you can tell that they are SOOOOO much more deserving than all the other people.

Sadly people are just like that. Not only do they basically assume that they are they ONLY person in the whole world. They also believe that you are a mind reader and have whatever they want right at hand.

Everywhere I've ever worked was like that. No matter the procedures or the rules they always think they don't apply to them. They could get to hold costumes the week before halloween, they should be able to bring back worn clothing, they could be able to bring back stuff half used, they should be able to just to the head of the line. I apparently an nothing but a lowly slave. (Who should just KNOW what they are looking for even thought they can't describe it or know what it's called.)

All that aside. You are wonderful and they suck! Just think Dcon is soon soon soon.
madladyred
Aug. 6th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Seriously! WE don't treat people like that, darn it!!!

I love you. :)
sarahtoalaska
Aug. 6th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
I love you too!
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