Thanks MSBLESSED. This is probably the 2nd hardest thing for me at work so far, the multitasking is the first.. Like you, I was awesome at the multitasking and that is probably why I'm where I'm at now, but I'm lucky to be able to focus on one or two things and successfully accomplish those things in a day, when previously it wasn't a successful day if I didn't accomplish at least 10 things and I would go home, do homework (full time student too) and work until 11:00 - 12:00 at night until I got everything off my work list done. Not anymore, I just can't do it. My family didn't like it, but my boss did. Now my family is liking me a little more, by boss isn't. I finally took myself off the 24 hour on call rotation (which I never really needed to be on in the first place, but I'm the type of manager that doesn't ask anything of my people that I won't do myself), that was a big step for me and took some stress off as well. It is very nice to know of how everyone is coping with this. I did let my boss know what was going on somewhat which again took some more stress off me and he knows that I'm looking to get out of the stressful position I'm in to a less stressful one (not in his dept, he doesn't know that) ;O) I, too, can't take the financial hit of cutting my hours, 1 kid in college, another starting this August. Up until about 6 mos ago, I was thinking about looking for a 2nd job to help the kids with school! Yeah, I laugh about that now.. don't know what in the world I was thinking..
I'll keep looking for that remedy that we all need. Thanks again.
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Author: Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th U.S. President