I’m trapped. Metaphorically speaking, that is.
Today, I effectively did nothing. I spent the day trying to solve problems, but not really accomplishing anything. I started off with a conference call with Critical Mass and a few representatives of our client. We were reviewing the situation I’ve been dealing with since I arrived.
The meeting wasn’t too long, and afterwards I felt that those involved had a clearer picture of the situation. This was important from my perspective, since I wasn’t too sure whether my superiors were wholly confident on sending me down in the first place. Don’t get me wrong — I’m not trying to blow smoke. But considering my lack of progress, I had to make sure that the others understood that I know what I’m doing ... sort of.
My major problem is that there’s nothing I can do directly — I have to ask others to do it. And if those others aren’t interested in helping me, well, then I look like a bit of a putz. Not much I can do about it, I’m afraid.
I struggled through the day, doing what I can, until conference call #2 in the afternoon. Same client, different project. This is the one I started on my second day at Critical Mass. It just so happened that I happened to be in Cincinnati when they needed someone. Convenient, non?
Tomorrow’s the start of the long weekend here. It basically means that not much work will be done. And considering the past two days of relative inactivity, there’s no way I’m making it out on Sunday. Not unless all the problems disappear tomorrow, and there’s a chance I can get in on the weekend. I know snowballs that have better chances than that...
After work here is dull without something to do. I’ve spent the past couple of hours watching TV. Luckily for me, I get TBS — I’ve never seen Enter The Dragon all the way through. First time for everything, I guess. After this is Rumble In The Bronx with Jackie Chan. I suppose Cincinnati isn’t so bad.
If you can stay in your hotel room all the time, that is.