My team seem to think I'm their manager. I'm cool with that.. the experience is good for me. In the last two weeks I've had:
1 part timer who has worked in this role for 5 years and still needs to be told what to do.
1 temp who is fantastic, proactive and thoughtful, but goes through work faster than I can produce it.
1 new starter who has done two weeks, and is learning at a rate I would expect.
The last 2 weeks have been exhausting. I feel like a mother with 3 3 year olds. Our office sounds like this:
Anon, I can't log on,
Anon, are you in my spreadsheet
Anon, I need some work to do
Anon, who do I ask about x
Anon, what's the number for y
Anon, when you were covering for me on my days off what did x say about y?
And all the other teams we interact with are just the same.. like they only have my phone number.
It drives me NUTS. And being unfailingly positive all the time is soooooo wearing..
I'm not sure if I'm expecting someone to solve this, or just needing an excuse to rant..... am I the only one who feels like this?