Haha well I guess it's different if it makes sense, esp for your role. Someones gotta make sure things are happening and accountable sometimes.LOL, that is basically about 3/4 of my job (if not more). There's reasons for my position (someone needs to be the checks and balances and keep track of the hundreds of things flying around each day and make sure everyone else is actually doing their jobs), and basically that's my role. It actually fits my ADD and work styles pretty well which is why I've stuck with it - I don't hate what I do, and while I have ZERO passion for it, I don't hate it, either, even a few years into it. It plays to my strengths and works well with my weaknesses, although the loss of our previously held flexibility is pissing me off, the work itself is going well.
Here's an example of what happens to me:
Doctor: Call Surgeon and see what his availability is for [procedure]
Me: Surgeon, what blocks do you have open for [procedure]
Surgeon: who is it for?
Me: unknown, I am just calling to see if the scheduling will even work out
Surgeon: *requests more details that are irrelevant as far as the timing of the procedure*
Me: I literally don't have any details outside of what Doctor needs done and needing to know what your schedule is.
Surgeon: Can you call Doctor and ask *list of irrelevant doctor questions* and call me back?
Me: *snappy* SURGEON'S FIRST NAME. Maybe you need to call Doctor yourself because last time I did this, I asked the questions for you, called you back, and then you had more doctor questions that I am unqualified to answer. It'll be faster if you call him directly.
Surgeon: *laughs uncomfortably* umm ok yeah I'll get to him as soon as I can....
Side note: Surgeon and I get along well. We have a working relationship that allows me to be extra direct when he needs it.