First 31 Days of the Administration
In 100 days, Franklin Roosevelt built a welfare state. In my first 31 days I have:
- Smoothly managed the merger between SAWCE and VUWSA, and established a VUWSA presence at the Karori Campus, including office services, commercial services, and a small orientation.
- Logistically organized an NZUSA conference, which went almost hitch free. For the first time in three years, the conference was given a powhiri on Te Herenga Waka marae.
- Begun re-building relations between VUWSA and the Vice Chancellors office. I don't believe that the guy at the top is really someone you want to piss off without reason. Admittedly this is much easier to do with a new Vice Chancellor.
- Begun re-building relations between AUS and VUWSA. The staff union has to be on side with the student union, or else we're going no where in a hurry.
- Become a media whore.
- 2 - Exec meetings
- 1 - NZUSA FedEx meetings
- 0 - Salient President's columns
- 0 - Exec resignations
- 0 - Staff resignations
- 0 - Exec members who are not talking to me
- 2.5 - Press releases
- 1 - Television appearances
- 2 - Radio appearances (1 Newstalk ZB, 1 National Radio)
- 7 - Newspaper quotes (2 Dominion Post, 1 Otago Daily Times/NZPA, 1 Western News, 1 Cook Strait News, 2 Wellingtonian)
- 2 - Days off (bereavement leave)
- 1 - Official functions
- 7:30pm - average time of night left the office
- 8:45am - average time of arrival at the office
- 45 - Average number of emails per hour
- 35 - Average number of spam emails per hour
- 0 - Effigies burnt
- 0 - Defimation suits
- 0 - Meetings with the Vice Chancellor (although his secretary reads my blog - hi Christine)
- 0 - Words written on my thesis
- 1 - Run-ins with former Presidents
- 2 - Bridges burnt
Of course, there is still a lot to do, and I don't plan to slow down.
As I have said before, my exec are a fantastic team. Despite some initial reservations, they are all extremely hard working (with one exception), and great to have around the office.