Tonight, for example, we have about 30 jobs in house with due times ranging from ASAP to Thursday at 10:00 a.m. None of the jobs are horribly large, the biggest being only 83 pages. So the work is going along quite smoothly.
If you were to believe the build-up from our management, however, you would expect us to be buried under jobs with tons of pages all due before I get out of here in the morning (8:00 a.m.). We are all expected to be working 10-12 hour shifts this week. I am on a regular schedule of four 10-hour shifts per week and am expected to come in on my usual off day.
And yet, here I sit, un-busy enough to post to LiveJournal. This after spending some time surfing around to the various net.haunts I frequent and killing some time by eating a couple of the bagels our manager brought in.
(Saying all of this, of course, will bring Murphy down on my head the rest of the week, I'm sure. Still, I like that better than just sitting around waiting for stuff to do.)