I feel weird thinking tis but I never realized how different everything feels when you enjoy your job.
Not that I hated my job before, I just wasn't really engaged, partially because I"d gotten everything organized and it was boring; which is ultimately an excellent thing.
But! I've been excited to get to work this week. I've jumped in and am both managing and testing all tis new stuff. I feel useful AND productive AND appreciated all at the same time. Funny that, being happy where you spend the majority of your days makes a difference.
Now.. about this work load issue. Too many people out in the next few weeks so close to the deadline. Need another QAer. :/ Like right now.