Work for the Rest of Us

How to survive as an interim anything

So you are asked (or told?) to take on interim duties at work. How can you make this an opportunity instead of a burden?

Karla J. Strand
Sep 21, 2019 · 7 min read

What am I getting myself into?

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1. Ask questions.

2. Prepare yourself.

3. Find allies.

4. Know your enemies.

5. Prioritize.

6. Be realistic and candid.

7. Have an exit plan.

8. Keep records.

9. Take advantage of the opportunity.

10. Keep your sense of humor.

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Librarian, writer at Ms. Mag, queer settler historian researching WW’s roles in the oppression of Indigenous peoples. Also: all the books. She/her. Views=Mine

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +752K people. Follow to join our community.

Karla J. Strand

Written by

Librarian, writer at Ms. Mag, queer settler historian researching WW’s roles in the oppression of Indigenous peoples. Also: all the books. She/her. Views=Mine

The Startup

Medium's largest active publication, followed by +752K people. Follow to join our community.

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