Two weeks left at a hellish job, how to deal with it?
Posted on 2009-07-01
Back in the late 1990's I went and got an associates degree in computer networking because I loved computers and this was the beginning of the dot com boom. I have worked in IT ever since. I have worked a lot of different jobs and am pretty good at some things and lack competence in others.
For a while now (the last few years) I have been totally miserable in IT. My current job is so bad that it is affecting my health. My wife had our kid and is going back to work in 2 weeks. She loves her job and makes more money than me so we decided that I'd quit and become a house husband! :-)
So I have 2 weeks left here. The problem is all kinds of old unfinished projects are now being shoved in my face. Stuff tat I cannot do because of lack of time and lack of competence in those areas. I've told my boss this but he doesn't care, he wants them done.
The real problem is that most of these projects are for clients so I am constantly having clients call me upset because tings are not getting done, backups aren't working for them, their VPN is down, etc. Stuff that I can't fix.
So my question is, what would you do in this situation? For now I've marked my last day on my calendar and am just counting the days and trying to deal with things as best I can but in the meantime I have angry clients calling me at all hours it is making my life miserable. So what would you do?