If you ever wondered what I did in my day job.....this will not give it away....
But, it certainly might make you wonder.
Yes, I'm going to work today.
It's a very stressful day.
I'm heading up a big, big project.
A project my committee and I have been diligently working on.
A project we've been slaving over and wrestling with and losing sleep over.
A project so intense and so important that it turns grown professionals into back-biting, devious, conniving, menacing, child-like sociopaths.
A project so important and visible that doing poorly is not an option.
A project that will set the standard for every other like-project from here on out.
A project that when it's finally set into motion will send forth so much heat that folks might literally have to peel off their clothes, open the doors and run outside to escape from it.
A project that has implications so large that it's fueled massive debates and passionate discussions.
A project so hot-to-handle that not many had the courage to come forward to do it.
A project so riddled with ambiguity and misunderstanding that it ignited an email storm so big that it put our email system on overload and sent responders on impromptu vacations.
A project so critical to how we view ourselves that only a few could be trusted to do it.
A project so professionally dangerous that only the bravest of the brave would even consider the offer to take it on.
A project with an outcome so integral to the work world that we are so deeply embedded in that one misstep could topple our entire mission.
A project so tightly linked to our careers and our livelihoods that even considering the possible consequences of not doing a good job has been enough to send some of our more staid colleagues to check their 401K's.
A project with no bail out, no safety net and no way out.
Yes, it's just another day at the office.
Tune in tomorrow and I'll tell you how it goes.....