My boss, who has all but ignored me for two years, sent me an email on Monday to say he would be coming down in our direction today, Wednesday, and he would do my appraisal while he was in the area.
How this is going to be achieved when I have never been given any objectives I don't know, but I feel I have to prepare in some way. I have at least given priority to his pet schemes and never (yet) complained that he has let them drop.
Yesterday I spent a lot of time setting up our new intranet, another of his pet schemes, as well as setting up spam filters on the the new email server, plus the usual IT firefighting that goes on. I started the day at 8:00 am and left at just after 6:00 pm. During the evening I was sent a message to say that our web developers, who were in the midst of a revamp of three websites and a complete rewrite of a fourth, had closed the business and ceased trading yesterday.
So here I am at 5:00 in the morning trying to put some thoughts together. If the truth be known, I have been putting thoughts together all night long, most of them unrepeatable.