Today thoughts of thankfulness at my role change pass through my mind. While i did read about a stack of (male) people promoted to the role my Director asserted i should have, i am extremely thankful for the lower stress and the sense of calm i have.
An email came by about one of the horrible tasks i used to have: managing change requests. One couldn't delete a change request if, for some reason, plans changed and work stopped or what have you. I would try to recycle them so these inexplicable entries wouldn't clutter up the past. Instead i set them for the future. I always used my birthday for the month and day, and rather arbitrarily picked 2033 as a "far future" date. Someone posited i had picked my retirement date. I think the 2033 might be a bit young and 2044 a bit old.
Today we were asked if we needed these entries and whether they could be deleted. I affirmed, and got back the following message. There's something pleasant about having these deleted on my birthday, a reminder of how my previous role was so draining.
I deleted the following change requests: CR Planned Start Date/Time CHG0049514 2033-03-02 09:00:00 CHG0057327 2033-03-02 00:00:00 CHG0055751 2033-03-02 12:06:33 CHG0053450 2033-03-02 00:00:00 CHG0051264 2044-03-02 00:00:00 CHG0049210 2033-03-02 00:00:00