as odd as this may sound...

i'm glad i'm not "the boss" all of the time. although if i actually got all of the perks that went along with being the boss, it might not be quite so bad. my supervisor at the bank got this week off, which leaves me in charge of... well, pretty much everything. the manager is in on occasion, but: a) he manages another branch as well; b) he's incredibly busy finishing up loan renewals for all the farmers/orchardists from both branches; and c) he's unfamiliar with and doesn't have access to much of the operations side of things since the merge. so while he is an excellent resource for banking knowledge, and more often than not can solve a problem when i'm not even sure exactly what's wrong, he's not a whole lot of help with the general day-to-day stuff. a lot of it is stuff i can handle: supervising the other tellers, making sure the cash balances, getting the day's work run through the imager and sent of to HQ, etc. unfortunately, i also got left in charge of several of the end-of-year audits, which i have absolutely no experience with. and on some of them, i don't even have access (since i'm not really a supervisor) to all the bits and pieces that i need to complete them, which means i get to bug someone higher up the chain of command. and while they don't mind helping, between their own audits and all the other people who are bugging them, they are quite busy and not always able to get back to me in a timely manner. which again makes me glad i'm not a boss all of the time.

so really, i guess, all of that was a really long way of saying that i'm looking forward to next year.