OMG. I really am an administrator now.
I am sitting on my bed, actually reading–of my own volition–the Comptroller’s Manual of Business Procedures for my University. Because I need to know about field trips.
“The Field Trip Section will notify the Motor Pool Office when sufficient funds have been collected to pay for a trip. The department or instructor will be notified three (3) working days prior to the departure if there are insufficient funds on deposit to cover the estimated cost of the trip……”
Seriously. I’m really reading this.
Earlier today, I downloaded a bunch of podcasts on being a good manager, because a bunch of people here recommended it. (If they are really any good, I’ll let you know.) I’m looking at websites about risk management so I can write a policy. Urg.
This is totally freaking me out. I mean, I’m a “work smarter, not harder” kinda chick. And in this new job I really do have many, many people reporting to me. (Not just a couple, like before.) And I’m responsible for the success of an entire undergraduate program, and a couple of facilities, and…you get the idea.
It’s not unlike when I bought my house–an “Oh God, I’m actually a grown-up now” sort of realization.
I am both really thrilled and horrified by this.
Also, while I’m whining, enough snow already. (We are up to 14 inches as of this morning, and it’s still coming down.) It’s pretty, but I need to go to work now.
I’ll return you to your regularly scheduled insect blogging later today.