By an unfortunate stroke of luck, I have four grants due on the same day this month. I’m basically on top of all the bits and pieces I need for each one and the proposals are all at the final draft stage but my poor grants manager is not dealing with the situation very well. His stress is largely due to the fact that each grant is going to a different agency and each agency has their own stupid rules, regulations and requirements, different budgets with different percentages for indirect costs, different websites, different ways of submitting the grants, etc.
I thought I was doing ok and handling the stress pretty well until I discovered a new gray hair this morning. Unlike the others that can be covered with the rest of my hair, this one is front and center where everyone can see it.
Shit. These goddamned grants are causing me to look like a skunk.
I can only imagine what they’re doing to my grants manager.
6 hours ago