So, I’ve been working on this project for coming up on a year. It has finally reached deployment stage, and other than attending some “train the trainer” sessions (“other than”, she says, when those sessions represent 66.5 hours spread over the next four weeks), then training my department, the whole thing is finally wrapped up and I’m almost DONE. Done with the spreadsheets, done with the process flow charts, done with the analyses, done with the “feedback gathering”, done with the meeting with contentious people, done with the five-days-a-week conference calls.
Hah. Seems I only thought I was done. I swear, I shouldn’t have checked my e-mail this morning.
The Muckety Muck in Charge (MMiC) sent an e-mail to me this morning, and copied my boss, requesting my participation in the next phase of the project. I’ll be needed for “five to six quarters” (that’s a year and three months to a year and a half) with “increasing bandwidth required as the project progresses” (that’s 25% of my time to begin with, increasing to 80%+ of my time as the project reaches deployment). On the one hand, I guess it’s a good thing that I did a good enough job on Phase 1, and that I’m a valuable enough resource, to be specifically requested for Phase 2. Job security and looks good on my annual review and all that.
On the other hand, FUCK. I thought I was DOOOOOONE. WAAAAAAH.