My latest Impossible Request
One aspect of my job is that I input recipes into our database for two main websites. The X style recipes tends to be fairly straight forward in nature. The Z-style recipes are usually a fairly long and involved and have multiple facets. Obviously the longer the recipe, the longer it takes to go into the system. Normally batches are between 4-10 recipes. Again, more recipes take a bit longer time. Generally, I have a rule that if there is a batch of recipes that need to go into the system I need to have at least a week to put them in. (In case of meetings or other parts of my job that need priority)
I am working on a few X recipes this afternoon because I was in a meeting all morning. I get an email this afternoon at 1PM from a contact on the Z side.
"Happy Friday. Hope your week went well. We have a few Z-style recipes from Event and we would like to upload to database. Is it possible to upload the below recipes by Tuesday, 5/13?"
I look below and there is a link to a downloadable file. Odd, since that is how she sends me images. She usually sends recipes in a word doc. I open up the file and there are over 60 recipes.
I sent her a note back* and told her that I hope she has a different list because NO, there is no way that I can get 60 recipes - many are long or in need of tweaking to fit into the database - up by next week. Nevermind within 2 days.
*I let my supervisor know what is happening. We chatted that I had already given this the folks in Z-group my general time frame for getting recipes up. And that I told them that it wasn't happening.
I am also going to let my boss know so that the Z-style director doesn't try to get me into trouble.