the daily crisis report

At my workplace, we have a cursed project. It’s crazy to even have to say that, but I feel it’s reached that point. Every day, some new crisis comes to light. I’ve been tempted (oh, so many times) to ask if there’s a mercy rule. At what point do we get to just cut our losses and be done with this? Apparently the answer is never — we will carry on until the work is done, or until every person involved with the project quits, gets fired, or has to take medical leave.

Here’s the silver lining to the whole thing: it’s so ridiculously tiny. It’s an amazing distraction from the *other* daily crisis report, aka the news. ‘What fresh hell is this?’ we all mutter amongst ourselves, secretly relieved that we can stop worrying about the fate of the nation for ten minutes.

Also, it is *amazing* practice for finding humor in the ridiculousness of it all, because if I wasn’t laughing, I’d be crying, and I guess that is considered poor workplace etiquette??? But everything is easier to laugh at now — memes are hilarious, especially the ones I don’t understand even a tiny bit. Even serious things — someone tried to steal my credit card number to place an order with edible arrangements, and if that’s not peak humor, I don’t know what is.

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