Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Project Manager upsets his wife

Project managers have an easy life. Isn't that what we all complain about? This species comes with unrealistic demands. If you take a quick poll, this person must be the most hated man! In case you have already conducted a poll and come up with someone other than your project manager, I would like to meet that person. I am curious to know what that person has managed to achieve the stardom.

Having proclaimed all these, let me assure you. Being a project manager is not easy. They have personal lives too. My friend who is a project manager has an interesting story to tell me. Thanks to his present assignment, his life has been a mess with long days at work and often work spilling into the weekends. It came to a point that he had to attend calls even during his nephew's wedding. The situation is not alien to me as I have seen this happening in the past all around me.

What is the most interesting part of my friend's tale is his wife's reaction. Since he is perpetually on calls, his wife is having trouble sleeping. So she has asked him to shift to a hotel till the duration of the project. I am not sure what he has decided. Not to take calls or start looking for hotel deals.

Tags: Musings,Project Manager,Wife,Sleep

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10 comments:

  1. Very true, Nona!
    My hubby is a PM too & I know!
    You can meet him as he is part of the rare species- his team loves & respects him! :)

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    1. Then, he is indeed a rare species. There are good managers too. But if you look closely, i think the percentage of hated managers are more!

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  2. Lol...I actually have high regards for my PM too...

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    1. It is not often one hears good things about the PM! :)

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  3. HAHAHA, I used to be a project manager too...

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    1. So, you relate with what I have written? :)

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  4. He he, I recently became one and the world around me changed completely.

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    1. With greater powers comes greater responsibilities... :)

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  5. Sometimes I wonder what people live for: money, success, or sheer delight in life?

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    1. Interesting question. In fact, I started with a blog post not as serious as what you are referring to but in a diluted quirky way. Now it is filed in one corner of my mind. I might revisit it some day. :)

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