From yesterday my job title is IT Director. I couldn't write about it yesterday - there were too many hoaxes being portrayed as news. That is what yesterday is about. I have the letter from a few days ago, so it is not a hoax. It will change what I do quite a bit. Members of the family reacted differently to the announcement - as they always do. First I was told that it was a ‘small victory’. That is true – there is a small pay rise, and some extra responsibility – so some extra work too. I’m also aware that the bestowing of the title was not in recognition of what I had done, but in the expectation of what I would do, and how that would affect the roles of others. I am realistic enough to know that things will not change that much. I was disappointed and slightly downcast by the response. With all my realistic assessment of what it really means, and why it occurred I was proud to make the announcement. I felt I had achieved something, or at least had been given the opportunity to achieve something.
The other responses were more positive and in-line with my own reaction.