Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A new boss in town

I started a new job this week, just in time for summer vacation.

Somehow, I ended up accepting a job as a director. I'm not entirely sure how it happened; I most certainly didn't apply for a director job. The interview went something like this:

Interviewer: We're having a hard time hiring a director. Would you be interested in taking on some of those responsibilities?

Me: Sure! I'd feel comfortable taking on a *little* bit of that work.

Interviewer: Do you have any experience supervising people?

Me: Ummm.... no, not at all! [wondering, why is she asking THAT? It's completely irrelevant.]

Next thing I know, I receive an offer letter for a director job supervising a staff of 5. Since I started, I've been asking a lot of questions about responsibility that end with the answer, You! Like, Who's responsible for the budget? You! Who's responsible for performance evaluations? You! Etc, etc. Today I paid the state office a visit to gather some information, then reported back to my superiors that a waiver needs to be applied for; as I was writing this, it occurred to me that probably *I* would be the one to apply for the waiver.

Eek! Good thing I have six weeks off now to work on pretending not to be terrified.