I’m lost and very confused. I’m faced with a critical situation which I’m not quite sure how to handle. First off I must stress that I don’t think too highly of myself at this day and age (click here to avoid redundancy); and that I’m a lazy bum who chalks it up to having been taught that efficiency is getting the most output from the least input, I’m a least input persona.
Anyways, I’ve been struggling with my new job for a while now, feeling very overwhelmed and fretting about having made the wrong move, or bit off more than I could chew. Just a week ago (after 6 month on the job) I was beginning to settle in and feel comfortable.
Amidst this insecurity on my part my boss informs me that he has resigned this Sunday and will only be here for another month and that we should start handover procedure. I must have looked shocked because he kept telling me not to worry and that I’d be more than able to fill his shoes, be the unit, steer the ship. Needless to say I completely beg to differ, I’m panicking like crazy.
Now I have two options:
1) I can take the easy way out, confess to not being able to handle this and heavily recommend they bring in somebody else to fill his spot rather than have me report to the CFO. The lazy ass me is very lenient towards this option.
2) I can really take this opportunity and run with it, I could rise to the challenge and work like I’ve never worked before and by the end of the year earn the right to my boss’s title/position/ salary.
I like to think that I would chose the second option. Only I don’t trust myself so much.
Song of the day: Craig David and Sting ~ Rise and fall