Great start to the day and just as well I start early!! Arrived to a certain level of organised chaos with the run-up to the Company Innovation Day on Wednesday!
The A0 printer has broken down.
we still have 10 posters to print .
My graphics girl who has remained calm over the last 3 weeks, under severe pressure,has gone into panic mode.
The window cleaners haven’t turned up.
The extra furniture is being delivered and the delivery man is in a rage.
The post girl is off sick with gout
Someone has chipped the new paintwork
And it’s only 8.20am.
So I’ve calmed the graphics girl by giving her a deep slow breathing exercise. In for a fast count of 7 and out, slowly, for a longer count to 11. Repeat 3 times. She’s now calmer!
I’m now going to go and passify the delviery driver, find out where the window cleaners are, find some paint……….
The printer is now working – fixed by one of my staff
I’ve got some help for the delivery man who is now smiling
I’ve got the cleaning firm hunting down the window cleaners
The shifters are whizzing round shifting stuff to whatever locations we want
The groundsmen are litter picking
The post girl has appeared – well done her
My handyman is marching round with a paint brush and paint
More people are smiling and an air of calm but busy is now pervading the place
The window cleaners are working hard.
The posters are printed.
Catering have calmed down from last week’s panic when their Catering firm cancelled some of their extra staff for Wednesday – that’s until I put my foot down and demanded they were re-instated!!
Cleaning are due on site for a site check in an hour.
Now all I have to do is resolve why the Finance overnight update failed, rewrite the SQL DTS package which has apparently been failing for months, make sure BT turn up to finalise the new broadband line for the visitors on Wednesday, listen to the MD who seems to have ‘gone off on a tangent’…………
Oh yes and cheer up the Receptionist who hates change and doesn’t like anything that’s going on at all and is whingeing to anyone within earshot!….. What joy!
Enjoy your day everyone!