Half day at the office today.
No, it’s an official work day. I am just taking a half day to go play golf (well, my version of playing it…course destruction, tree hitting, let’s go swimming after the ball golf) with a buddy.
And what do we here at work? There is some sort of “emergency” that requires immediate attention…
Think that is gonna keep me at the office?
Someone else can deal with this crap. Besides, the district doesn’t need to access their data anyway. It’s summer. LOL
Catch you on Monday! FOUR!!
Every experienced an “emergency” on a day where you were looking forward to something else? One of those things that will suck your attention until dealt with?
The job I have is to help people with the software they use every day. I help them extract data from the software and help then fix issues when it doesn’t work correctly.
What I don’t like doing is their jobs for them.
We often get requests that are a are a regular function of their job, something they should know how to do after years of working at the job. Yes, there are those who are new to the position so I can understand asking for help at that point.
However, there are lots of people who call us on a regular basis to help them get data from the system they should have learned how to do by now. They just refuse to figure it out.
“Oh, it’s just easier if you do it.”
“I know it is accurate when you do it.” Um, no, not necessarily. It’s your data. We don’t know if it is accurate. We just tell you what we see.
“It takes too much time to learn this stuff.”
Good grief…just freaking do your job.
Anyone else out there tired of doing someone else’s job? What is it and why do you do it?
I think there is a little bit of this in everyone.
You have something planned for the day, either at work or in your personal life. You have things ready to go and then all of the sudden you find your plans have changed.
Not because you want them too, but because you have been “voluntold.” Maybe you have heard of it. Maybe you have been the unwilling victim.
The boss. The wife. The parents. Maybe you missed a meeting. Maybe you were selected because of your “qualifications.” Maybe you’re just unlucky.
I am sure you have run into it at least once.
No one likes it.
And yet, we all have maybe done it to someone at the same time. Ah, sweet revenge…
It’s meeting time again and I just don’t wanna go.
Perhaps I can hide on the toilet like I do at home when I don’t want to do something.
Today isn’t your day.
I ain’t gonna do it.
Don’t ask me nothing. Don’t ask me for nothing. Don’t ask me something or for something.
Just let me sit here and be my usual Mr. Grumpypants, ok?
Oh, and while we’re talking about, not tomorrow either.
Tomorrow isn’t your day either.
I had a friend in college that would never give a straight answer. He talked in circles. It was amusing at times, and we could spar for an hour or two before it got tiresome. Most of the time I got an answer but it was mental gymnastics to get there.
I have other people in my life who typically “beat around the bush” to give me an answer. They think they are being clear in giving an answer but it just isn’t. It could be interpreted in several different ways and trying to decipher the answer usually leads to more issues I can’t get answers to.
It’s a conundrum I tell you. The more I try to clarify the more frustrated they become because I am told that I am not listening. Really? Because there was no “Yes” or “No” in that answer so how am I not listening? Maybe it’s just that someone can’t speak clearly.
I know I can be a bit black and white at times, but not getting a simple answer to a simple question is frustrating as hell. Just gimme an answer!
Do you have someone in your life that frustrates you by not giving you clear answers?
It’s Friday and it’s meeting time.
I know I have complained and whined about this before. Just so we’re clear, I am doing it again and will continue to do it in the future too.
That’s how serious I am about not having meetings on Friday mornings.
Like really serious.
Apparently the memo I sent out (and by memo I mean this blog) hasn’t been read by everyone. So, please spread the word.