And I fully realize that there is a lot of “shiny new job” going on, but it really was a good day.
I worked all day with no interruptions. No one changing priorities on me, no “hey, can you drop everything and do this other thing?”
Just, test, document, test, document, send email to developer, move to next bug while waiting on response.
I got maybe a dozen emails all day – and half of those were just automated updates about pull requests that had been submitted. To give you an idea of how ridiculously few emails that is…week before last, I took 2 days off work and returned to 184 emails. In two days.
It was just so blissfully calm. And I know there are going to be days when everything is nuts, but I am enjoying the calm.
If I feel relieved on your behalf, I can only imagine how you feel!
184 e-mails would kill me. Heck, 18 would.
It does feel really good! :)
Yeah, the emails were nuts. There had been talk of moving the conversations that generate most of these emails to an internal message board, but management decided it would be too hard. :/