Things have been quite busy for me for the last few months at work. While the larger IT group which I work in numbers around 60, my sub-group is Studio Applications and Storage (SAS) which represents 21 and more specifically, SAS-DEV which currently counts 4. At the first of the year, one of our SAS-DEV group decided to move on to greener pastures (after 11 years here). Unfortunately, he was solely responsible for all of our storage . That meant that the remaining four of us have had to add that workload to our plates and improve our storage management skills in the process. The problem is, we were busy enough as it was and didn’t need to add to our tasks by 20%.
Since that time, we have had good days and bad days (at least speaking for myself). And while we are working to add two positions to our team, suitable candidates have not been plentiful and we can’t afford to hire someone that doesn’t match our needs as closely as possible. BTW, if you know a senior-level Systems Administrator with storage experience, let me know.
For me personally, I’m starting to see daylight (helped considerably with GTD‘ing and OmniFocus). Larger projects are moving past the hump and the little “ankle biting” items that cause interruptions have been fewer as of late. If you have been praying for me, please continue to do so. It helps. Keeping myself focused on what is important (and what is not) also helps.
13I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 (NASB)