I found out today that the trainee at work (who has just signed up for a second 12month traineeship) is going to be leaving to start a new job on 3rd January. This normally wouldn't be a problem but since she is on annual leave next week, and then our office closes for the week between Xmas and New Year, she basically only has a couple of days left this week and that's it.
So NO TIME for a handover or to look for a new staff member before she goes so that she could do some of their handover as well.
It also means the leave I had planned for January has to be adjusted as I need to come in to do timesheets etc.
Oh and just to top it off, we are moving offices next week so will be totally unpacking in a new location with only 2 staff members and we are unlikely to get a replacement until late January.
Arrrgghhhh! Just what I didn't need to be worried about over the Christmas break. But I guess there is nothing I can do about it, so I had better take a deep breath and get on with it huh.