It’s getting rough now.  Me and Pooh have been expecting it, but it’s always worse than you think it’s going to be.  

We have compressed timelines, which create stressed out employees trying to make things happen in a very short space of time.  

We also have far less information that we’d like at this stage which also creates stressed out employees who aren’t certain of the thing that they’re trying to make happen in a very short space of time.

Furthermore we have lots of people that need to agree and approve the work that the other woodland creatures and myself and Pooh are putting forward. This leads to (surprise surprise) stressed out employees who are trying to pursuade their leaders to trust and believe in the thing they’re not certain of, but are trying to make happen in a very short space of time.

Finally we have people working on this from all four (really only four??) corners of the globe and probably all seven of the seas, so we end up working all the hours that are physically available in a day just so that we can fully understand what we’re doing and then try and pursuade our leaders to trust and believe in the thing that we’re not certain of, but are trying to make happen in a very short space of time.

Needless to say, as two small stuffed animals, we’re taking a pasting.  But we have a theory that actually what we’re paid for – is to take a pasting, and the rest of it is just window dressing.

Hardship

We live in a very very strange wibbly wobbly world, that have long days and short nights. Here we go then… Second star to the right, and straight on till morning.


This post originally appeared here: Posterous
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