I've never been excited to adopt a potentially uneven tan without the lure of fieldwork - it is the backbone of knowledge acquisition, as this industry knows it. 2.5 weeks in, I commenced a new week feeling extremely haggard, yet more confident in my abilities to handle on-site situations.
Would my position be in jeopardy? Would I only acquire 13 days of experience in spite of the treacherous commuting conditions?
I felt defeated, needless to say, for the various sources of incoming information were inconsistent. Yet, the one breaking their back to make it work was me.
Similar stressful situations have arisen in the past, primarily from those that lack foresight, those incapable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously, those failing to comprehend the scale of individual project tasks, or, the worst of them all, those that fall within all the above.
Appending to these woes was the revolting weather forecast (no rain and constant humidity!!) and daily collisions on the QEW or Burlington Skyway, resulting in delays up to and exceeding 90 minutes. The worst part of all: I'd be redoing it all over the following day without fail.
It worked, but its impacts were short-lived.