Moe, for better or worse

This blog used to be called "one year in the life of a short fat runner"; then it was called "Am I a runner? you decide." I've decided running isn't the thing I need to talk about'll come up for sure, but it's just one part of me, so I think I'll just call this blog: Moe, for better or worse.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

a little relief...

I don't talk about work much here. For some good reasons, not the least of which is too many people forget that their blogs are public (unless password protected--anyone ever encountered one? no? my point exactly) and no good can come from saying too much about work in a public forum.

However, I will freely admit that I am struggling some at work. I was promoted very shortly after I started working here and I will acknowledge that I need some guidance and training around being a manager in a very corporate setting. I've managed information departments in the past...but that experience hasn't quite prepared me for the expectations of my current position.

I attended two training sessions today, open to all managers and supervisors; most attended at least one. Both were quite good. I also met with our executive trainer today. She was most wholeheartedly helpful...and has offered her assistance and guidance to me in individual face to face meetings once a week.

That was a huge relief to me. I don't have to go this alone and I have someone to help me figure out how to do what needs to be done.

I'm not willing to give up this position yet (although it is a can be my choice to do so), but I need all the help I can get!

I sighed a sigh of relief when I left the trainer's office today knowing I wasn't going to have to struggle so much, at least on my own.


Blogger Stephen said...

Things always get better when there is help. Glad to hear that you can get some support.

July 08, 2008 11:02 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

I hate feeling out of my depth, especially in this sort of situation. I am glad that you have some resources to draw upon, and I hope that this all works out for you.

July 08, 2008 11:32 PM  
Blogger phdatc said...

That is fantastic!! I am so glad you have a support system now!!

July 09, 2008 11:35 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

I'm so happy to hear this! I know you were feeling overwhelmed, and sometimes it's just a matter of getting the right kind of support to work through the rough spots.

July 09, 2008 8:20 PM  
Blogger Her Roo-ness said...

you'll get your feet under you soon. and then they won't be able to slow you down, mama.

July 09, 2008 9:20 PM  

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