I am rather chagined to admit I had two tantrums at work this week. They involved cussing and slamming doors. I am considered a pretty calm person at work, so the times when Dr. B, as I am known there, loses her temper, are alarming to my coworkers. I need to apologize.
There have been continuous changes at my work over the past two years in all aspects of what we do to provide mental health services. Covid has accelerated technological changes that were on the State back burner. This has resulted in less than smooth rollouts of new technology. This week, our telephones were decommissioned and replaced with a system tied to Microsoft Teams, so that we can only receive and make phone calls through our computers via head phones . The State IT department is pretty poor about communicating exactly how to set these things up. “Just read the email and follow the instructions.” Sometimes, that just doesn’t work! Don’t get me started on how absurd and vague were the instructions on how to set up e911 on my computer! Well, this leads to frustration, hence my tantrum. They are lucky I didn’t throw my phone through my office window.
I have had to engage in new technology to an extent I could never had imagined a year ago. I can’t wait for this all to be over.
What new technology have you used this year? How has the pandemic changed your interface with technology? What have you done via technology or in other respects in the past ten months that you could never had dreamed of?