My job is so abstract a lot of the time… I get asked to review things, provide advice and whatnot, but I rarely see the finished product. Everybody’s busy, so what they expect a lot of the time is a quick yes/no answer, or maybe at most a 2 sentence email that quickly tells them how to fix what’s not quite right. I rarely get a chance to really delve into anything.
Which is fine — I don’t have to face the pressures and drudgery that comes with managing large projects. I did enough of that for five years as a production manager for publications anyhow. But sometimes I miss being able to really get my hands dirty, to dig deeply into something.
Even better, the advisory role is what gets valued more around here than the project manager role – after all my current job as publishing advisor is at a higher level than my previous job quarterbacking publishing projects. But still, sometimes what I do no seems more superficial than what I did then. Funny (weird).
Yup that’s it. Just a little whine about work. Nothing to see here folks.