"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Saturday, February 16, 2008

That's Why They Call it "Work"

I alluded to a high level of stress at work in my last blog entry...and that was an understatement. The past three weeks have tested my people skills, my patience, and my temper. It is amazing how otherwise smart, capable people get into a workplace or corporate environment, and can turn into kindergarteners. And the sad fact is, before I realize it, I can get sucked into that behavior.
I always remind the people I manage on my team not to take things personally, but it is one of my weaknesses. But when someone...anyone in an office situation or a personal situation gets nasty or is mean to you, it is hard not to take it personally. Even if they are criticizing your work, it crosses a line somewhere and becomes personal.
What I have learned, the hard way, is that there is some of this, on some level, everywhere, at every job. You have to decide if it is more horrible than normal, or just like everywhere else.
It's all a learning experience, right? What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right?
Uggghhh. I am buying lottery tickets this week. Lots of them. I always hear people say, "If I won the lottery, I would still work..." NOT ME.
If I win the lottery, it's off to Paris with me!

-Kim >^..^<


Cassandra February 16, 2008 at 11:30 PM  

I'm giggling... because you changed your profile description....


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