my timesheet from this week:
monday- off for holiday
tuesday- in the office (9-5)
wednesday- in the office (9-5), then working from home (7pm to 3am)
thursday- in the office (12pm-6pm) then driving home on conference call (6pm-7pm), then working from home (7pm- 4am)
friday- log on from home, turn in timesheet, talk to boss (6-7am)
here's how i explained it all to my sis in an email:
dude. i worked all night. ALL NIGHT. i worked in the office from 12pm to 6pm, then drove home (while on a conference call with work.) i fed the dogs and got online and was working until 4am.
at 10pm i was asked to join a conference call with executives, because things were "blowing up". the call ran from 10pm- 2am and i had to be on to make decisions regarding QA. i had anthony in the office in cleveland doing testing all night with some of the developers, and at 11pm my team in india got in, i then had to coordinate what they were doing.
none of it went well. our QA people did great work and put up with a lot of confusion. it was just messy because developers were rushing to put in final fixes, which broke other things, etc...
by 3am we seemed to be done. i signed off and went to bed. 20 minutes later i got a call on my cell phone asking me to get back online and on the conference call. they needed my sign-off on some things and then i had to send the official email to a ton of people saying we were signing off.
it was around this time i noticed i had written on my "to do" list "WATER THE DOGS". i guess that means i also planned on brushing my house plants. scary to think that i was being asked to make some big decisions on a huge project in that state of mind. but i think when this goes live later today, the end users are gonna love those shiney pink unicorns we added at the last minute!!!!