Workload Spike, Visualized through In/Out Email Volume
I've felt like I've been much more bogged down at work than usual, but the reality of the truth behind that didn't hit me until I did a little email volume visualization. Since taking my new job in January, email is at 250% of my 3 month average and email out is at 200%. I almost wish this was a bunch of “thanks!” emails and cc:’s…not the case here: this is legit email.
Combine this with the recent move to Utah, and it helps give a picture of why I'm feeling buried. For those of you who are used to hearing more from me, hold tight, I haven’t forgotten about you J
Side Note: For those who are interested, I did the visualization using a tool called Xobni. It's a cool little program, but I'm very on/off in how I use it since it is a performance hog. Install with discretion.