Georgetown gives 12 weeks paid maternity leave. This is great for my (don't get any ideas here) future, but not so great for my present.
While my colleague is on her much-deserved maternity leave, I'm covering two jobs. Unfortunately for my stress-level, it makes the most sense for me to do so. I know the databases that she works with and am familiar with a lot of her job duties. However, I am now tasked with working with adjuncts and full-time and visiting faculty (think: Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!).
Last week was crazy. Several new and unanticipated projects reared their ugly heads. We made it through the new faculty orientation luncheon that I'd been planning for months. And Jimmy left. It was all such a blur.