Thursday, December 11, 2008

A.D.M.I.N.I.S.T.R.A.T.I.O.N : The Headache!

First of all: Happy Eid every one..I hope that you had great times during Eid El.Adha.
It's been a while..Two months or so since i posted for the last time ,and I think ,as our friend (enlightened spirit) had asked ,I have to up date..
2 months ago ,a dear friend and colleague filed a rquest for a long vacation. He has an administrative post as the (Manager of Medical Affairs) ,a fancy name for (ok ,now you are trapped)...
Generally ,this position is held by a doctor.and of course it is a job that some body has to do ,but generally most doctors ,at least those i know ,are trying to avoid it ,and i am no eception.
My dear friend ,Dr.Z assigned me (temporarily) in his place.. I tried to apologize ,but he was insistant..Besides the man is very good that it is really difficult to keep saying no..
Since then ,i've been over whelmed with a great amount of work ,besides my regular job as a physician..
In case you wander :what an M.M.A does ,here is a short explaination: He has to set the mornings ,evenings and nights shifts schedule ,deal and coordinate work among different departments ,hear ,investigate and deal with different complaints from the public and the medical body employees ,work on providing medical supplies and make sure not to run out of them...etc..
So ,i practically find my self burried under tons of paper work , trying to avoid our ever-unsatisfied-director-general ,and to convince every body that his/her problem is in top of my priorities just to keep them out of my head...
I do hate bureacracy ,but yet i find my self a part of its endless chain ..
It is an interesting experience that i hope will be finished really soon..I spend most of my so-called (free time) trying to get done with so many issues at work ,trying to push the slow wheel of bureacracy just to find my self stuck in it my self...
It's been a very long couple of months ,and it seems that they won't end any time soon..
Till next time
Best regards


Enlightened Spirit said...

Hello my friend:

Your words are so descriptive that we can easiy feel your gasping for breaths from the overwhelming load of work ...
But you know what, only those who have the feeling of dread toward taking these kind of administrative positions are the one who are doing it the best.
I am sure all the staff is happy coz you are there, aren't they?
another thing which I am sure about is your friend is a clever guy because he pick up the right man for the right position. No one here can argue the fact that you are the man of wisdom -this is for ur Ego-:)
Then the fact that this is just a temporary situation is relieving, moreover from this short interesting experience beside to the headache you definitely will get alot of knowledge which will benefit you in some way or another in the long term.
I believe that everything happen for a reason.

any way it is not just you who want it to be over soon , we all do, as u have been really missed.
thanx for responding to my request. and accept my warmest Eid greeting.


Benghazi Citizen said...

(No one here can argue the fact that you are the man of wisdom -this is for ur Ego-:))
Well ,that is really good for my did like this..
Seriously ,It is a very demanding job ,with so many tasks to take care of..It is getting to my nerves and i really wish it will be done with very soon...But to tell the truth ,it is a very interesting experience...
Any way ,i really thank you for the sweet kind words..I do appreciate ur supportive words and i wish i can make a difference ,even a small one will do me just fine...
Thank you dear freind
Best regards

MusicLover said...

Queen - Under Pressure (Live At Wembley Stadium 1986)

This song describes your situation.

Hope these links will ease your pressure

Anonymous said...

Hi, Its been such a very long time since we have chatted. "mitchell" and I both agree that your winters will be more enjoyable with SNOW and hot chocolate! The saying goes....... you can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Well, in your case.... look for the SNOW at the end of your tunnel! Hope to see you soon! K.H. Oops! can't forget Mitchell!

WEDA said...

hi hw r u doing i wish well ....i miss u all so much friends u r an adminsitirator to know that ...i think u can be a very stricted one ...
happy eid
cu soon

dr.butterfly said...

it's nice to see your post again... and wow you sound very very busy!! allah ya3eenak!
like our friend enlighted spirit said you are the man for the job, otherwise your friend wouldn't have chose you... and the only reason you feel tired is because you take it seriouse and that is a good thing!
to be an administrator is not an easy thing, but the experienc you will gain is worth evey sweat. and look at the bright side (temporary)..
mashaa allah 3alik, you seem to have it undercontrole and know exactly wat your doing.. and remember everytime a pile of paper get organized and done... YOU DID IT!!!!.. so good for you:)
... it may not be easy, but it's not impossible to be the best administrator! i'm seriouse!!

good luck... wa allah ma3k!!
take care, and watever you do don't let it get to you..!