Poll: Why are we so far behind...
After seeing the thread about are you working today (Bank Holiday) and the large number of responses of yes in various forms, just wanted to do a poll really and try to see why so many of us are.
Is this management forcing and expecting too much from us over short periods of time as the 6 weeks isn't that long really when you need to try and keep other staff who work all year going, or is it that we have just been too relaxed and not worked hard enough, or is it down to illness, staff leaving etc. Or is it that we (ourselves) have just tried to do too much and not got it done but started so many of them its not possible to just abandon them or another reason.
I personally think mine is a bit of the management over-expecting, we did a 6th form centre conversion (as pics show on here) we were allowed a bit of leeway into the start of term, but we all know what they want really is ready for 1st day of term not 2 weeks into it (I also want that). That was delayed due to me being the Data Manager for 7 weeks of term and not being able to comit as much time with my tech to it in the early stages, and thus the holiday work got delayed as i was not as far on with that as I should have been and then it was the slippery slope where everything then sort of followed on from that point.
I will add the centre is near enough done now which is great but still plenty of other bits left to do and some jobs have been scrapped and shelved for a later point (probably a long weekend fairly early on I suspect, but could be as late as half term, but I don't want to wait till then as I will be on my own by that point so may have to prepare to be inducting my new tech shortly after then or over then fingers crossed!)