Monday, April 27, 2009

My eye is twitching

Something very interesting has happened to me lately. It only happens while I'm at work or talking about work. I'm not sure what has caused it, but the general opinion is that it is due to stress.

I have developed a twitch.

It's mostly a small flutter in the muscle below my left eye (although sometimes it really twitches violently), but it is incredibly annoying.

And it happens constantly throughout the day.

Remember when I said that work had been a little more stressful than usual? Well, I should never have written that, as it has gotten exponentially worse since that day.

You see, about two months ago, my co-worker C, whose office was on one side of mine, resigned to go to medical school. I took on some of her duties until we could replace her (still hasn't happened). Then, last month, my co-worker T, whose office was on the other side of mine, resigned to finish her master's degree, and I took on most of her duties.

So now I'm the Veterans, International, Waitlist, and Online Coordinator. The waitlist part isn't actually in my official title, but it is a big part of my job, so I'm adding it in there. I'm also still advising walk-in students and covering up front when needed.

This all wouldn't be so bad... I mean, it's certainly busy but would be somewhat managable IF I knew what I was doing with all the Veteran and International stuff. But I don't. And it is FRUSTRATING. I had a grand total of about 5 hours of training before taking it over, so I feel like I'm feeling around in the dark. There is a lot of paperwork (with the Vet stuff especially), most of which is still in the office next to mine. I spend all day running between the two offices while students wait on me to figure out what I'm doing.

I HATE it. I feel like I'm on the verge of tears all the time.

And my eye twitches. It's twitching right now just thinking about work.

What am I going to do about this?


Joy Lin said...


Earl Gearl said...

I have an eye twitch when I get stressed, too. Maybe it's hereditary? Weird. Chloe Jo says hi to her most favoritist Auntie Chelle!

Mercedes said...

It also might be related to some medication your are taking and the stress doesn't help at all. Maybe check your package inserts to see if twitching is a side effect for any of your meds andtalk to your doc. Hope it gets better soon.

Tracy said...

Chel, you know you're just winking at all the new students your enrolling and advising~WINK WINK

Joy Lin said...

I with Tracey. I heard someone walking out yesterday say to his friend, "Did you see that lady? She kept winking at me."

(Just kidding. It's a good story, though, right?)

Kilee said...

Sorry bout the stress and eye twitch! On the other hand, welcome to the eye twitching club :)