Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Bosses

No coffee yet, "Affair of the Heart" by Rick Springfield on iTunes. Proof that your past musical taste will always catch up with you...

A New Year has arrived. My resolutions are made... and that's about as far as it goes. I know what I am going to be doing for the next hour but after that I am totally at sea. As usual I did almost NOTHING on my list for the week between Christmas and New Year's (those pesky finances, e.g., are still free-roaming and pesky), although I did many things which were NOT on the list but should have been--like winterizing the pond, cleaning the back deck and grill (and, yes, Mom, fixing the sink!).

And today we all go back to our jobs after something of a break--if we were lucky enough to have time off for a winter break. How many will go back ready to take on a dozen projects, and how many are going to ease gently back into the stream? I guess your attitude and approach depend a lot on your boss and your job: The former are probably more positive if the latter are more reasonable. My boss is an unrealistic b*tch. But maybe she made some resolutions for the new year too. Maybe she will no longer expect more than any one human can possibly do in a day, showing extreme disappointment if I fail to achieve. Maybe, just maybe she won't have scheduled me to clean the studio AND do a firing or two AND inventory the materials AND unload the end of the year order from Bullseye today. Yeah, and maybe pigs will fly.

6 comments:

Jodi said...

I guess today will be a little hard. I didn't really have too much time off over the holidays, but this past weekend was 4 days, instead of my normal 3.

I'm looking to maybe pick up some extra work this month (in terms of a second part-time or contract type job) to work on getting out of some debt. I'm not super motivated to do that though.

Brenda Griffith said...

Jodi, I wish you were here! The pay isn't much, but you'd have flexible hours and the same boss I do... wait a minute. That might not be a plus!

Bill Paley said...

If only your boss wasn't borderline insane...

Brenda Griffith said...

Bill, better mine than yours--at least mine has not crossed over!

Bill Paley said...

My boss isn't dead...

Brenda Griffith said...

Crossed over to the dark side, not dead...