You can’t know what you don’t know.
You can’t know about things you have yet been privy too.
Working evenings suck – information wise. We are left in the dark and hope for some light. We are the forgotten People.
People, i find, do not like to share information that will allow you to do your job especially if they are a peer. The idea that you might feel irrelevant if you share information needs to stop.
Every day there is something that i have not been tagged on in an email or was not at a meeting (due to the hours of my shift) which a little information would have came in handy a little later in the evening.
A brief overview or a tag on an email is all i ask. i am sure i can figure it out from there. i am pretty good at that if i have a hint to work with.
The most i can do when i come in is to ask “is there anything i need to know?” “What happened today” or “I checked my email from home, though it seemed quiet, should i know anything for tonight”.
If those don’t spark conversation – i am not any more knowledgeable than when i came on shift.
Talk to my manager and tell him it would be great to know these things… He agrees and suggest asking… LoL – which i laugh to – and Ask “WHAT AM I ASKING ABOUT IF I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT IN THE FIRST PLACE”.
I remind him every time – I can’t know what i don’t know. He seemed to get the hint – now to get a couple of others on board. i really don’t mind leaving them extra work because i wasn’t told about it…not at this point anyway.
So, back to my paperwork that is piling up. As it took me an hour to figure something out via 4 different people, and a forwarded email from one of them who noticed i wasn’t on it. The kicker – i am the OP Lead for it… i really hate looking stupid on something that could have easily been remedied by one email. This was not a good night to waste an hour.