I don’t generally post about work here, but I do have both the time and the liberty now to announce the other thing that I couldn’t yet talk about when I was posting about some of the various hurricanes that are happening: I have become a manager. I’ve got one guy reporting to me, and a couple more on the way to doing so.

The promotion took effect on October 1, but it’s been effectively in effect (does that make any sense?) for a few months. In other words, I’ve been more or less acting as and being treated as a manager longer than I’ve been being paid for it. It has coincided with my assignment to an enormous bolus of a project that was supposed to go into production on October 1st, but has slid and is crushing us all. My work (well, combined with parenting) has taken over my life, and left little room for anything else, including, you may have noticed, blog posts.

I’m getting a brief respite this weekend, as my parents have taken Dante and Laura and I are up in the mountains having a retreat. It’s lovely — it feels like reaching the surface to take a breath before diving down to fight the kraken again.

Anyway, this is my first time in a supervisory role (well, of staff anyway. I supervised students, but that was like 10 years ago.) All management tips are welcome. 🙂