I echo your sentiment and feel your pain. I went through this process
recently myself (again) at my current lab. Like you, I am paid salary and do
not get paid for additional hours. You are correct, the only time one can
really work on this project is after hours or weekends when you can dedicate
time and not be interrupted by others and the telephone.
However, going through this process yourself really gives you a better
understanding of your lab's strengths and weaknesses, so that you can
address and implement any changes needed with your protocols, criteria,
policies and procedures.
If found it more manageable to take one section at a time and delegated
technical staff members to do parts of the application.
Although I did not get paid extra for the overtime, I was allowed to take
time off in lieu. Maybe this would be a possibility in your institution as
I have gone through this approximately 5 times in different labs, and I
think you will get tremendous satisfaction and sense of accomplishment once
your application is complete, and even more when you are granted
On 4/22/09 6:19 PM, "Chris S." <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would love to do it all myself, and that's what I've been doing so far.
> just that with my normal daily exams that I have to do, I barely have time to
> work on accreditation. I find myself disgruntled at times, because I am paid
> salary and not hourly. And the only time I actually have to work on
> accreditation is after hours (which are unpaid). And normally I don't mind
> working a few extra hours unpaid, but something about this process just
> makes me feel a bit over-used as an employee. But, perhaps I am blowing
> things out of proportion and just need some good advice from those who have
> done it themselves before.
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