Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Confused yet?

Me is mentally drained… Spending an hour with my boss trying to figure out where things are, what’s being used in rotation, where these things should be, what they should be titled, how they should be titled, and where they all should go… And by “things” I mean “liners.” But they’re not all “liners.” There are liners with music/sound effects that are between 6 and 8 seconds called “jingles,” then there are liners that are dry (with no music/sound effects) between 5 and 7 seconds called “sweepers,” and then there are liners that are 3 to 4 seconds that are dry called “miracalls.” And then we have what we actually call “liners” that are pretty much anything between 3 and 29 seconds with or without music/sound effects. “Liners” that are 30 seconds long are called “drop-ins.” If that’s not confusing enough, there is a library group called “liners” that doesn’t actually contain any “liners” but has our legal ID, jingles, sweepers, miracalls, and testimonials… Then we have the “sweeps” category that does not contain sweepers, but has the liners, drop-ins, and some other junk.

Confused yet? I’ve been messing with this stuff for almost a year and a half now, and I still don’t totally get it. We are in the process of revamping the whole system; so in order to make it all make sense, we first have to make sense of what it is that we will make into sense… Bleh… Maybe it will be all straightened out by the time I leave this job so that the next person will have an easier time with it… But then my notes from when I was training will no longer work… Oh well…
It’s Classic Wednesday, so I’m listening to some Contemporary Christian Music from the late 70’s to early 90’s… And it’s Christmas music time… I just heard a 70’s rock version of Little Drummer Boy.

2 comments:

Rachel W said...

Hey Alisha! Yes, I am very confused. So my words of wisdom are just click your heels (or tennis shoes) 3 times and say "There's no place like home, There's no place like home..." Or if that doesn't work close your eyes and take 10 deeps breaths (sp?) everytime you get frustrated. Good luck! Come visit!

shells said...

or maybe just play that 70's rock little drummer boy backwards and listen for the secret message....