old job / new job
I thought I'd make this a special project, because otherwise I think I'll be in trouble.
I'm going to change jobs by the end of this month. My new job is going to be sort of the same work, but with a focus more in my field of interest, and a less troublesome organization. I need to properly finish my ongoing projects, or at least properly transfer them to someone else. I'm working on that, but it's going slowly :-(. And yes, keeping a good relationship with my former colleagues is very important, if only because I'll be working with them regularly also in my new job, so dropping everything after June 30 is not an option.
Yesterday I realized I have only 10 workable days left, so I started counting how much there's left to do. My time estimate for the remaining work is 82.5 hours. I know from experience my time estimates are usually not that bad, so on the surface it looks like there's no problem.
BUT: I forgot to take into account all the hours that are already scheduled for meetings, so I have only 56 hours available, not 80 or 90 (not counting overtime), AND I'm a chronic procrastinator, so it's unlikely I'll be actually *working* all those hours :(.
That's why I've decided to post scores on my progress up to June 30, in this thread. And of course I hope you guys will cheer me on along the way :grin:. BTW, actually writing this down is a big motivation already, made me realize why this is important to me. It's not a question of some abstract "you have to do this properly", but it's actually "I want to do this properly, even though I hate some of the projects to be cleaned up."
Thanks to PA for this forum!!
BTW: anybody working towards a deadline is welcome to join this thread and post their own mileposts.