Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ream Job

Well, life can be pretty sucky and today started out as such. I got an email from my boss yesterday saying to come into his office when I got to work this morning. I didn't know why exactly but I do what I am told so I showed up. And my day turned to shit.

If you read my posts regularly, which we all know you do, then you would know that I got promoted and took over a department a while back. Well, that hasn't been the smoothest transition and I keep getting called in and told what a crappy job I am doing and how I should do more of this or that. So I try and I try and I get better. Well, yesterday I forgot to call a client and tell them that a job was going to be later than we expected. I just forgot. No malice or deceit, I got busy and didn't remember. Trouble is, that client wasn't happy about it.

So, this morning I got told that forgetting isn't an option and that if I want to keep my job over the department that I should start taking it more seriously and work longer hours and memorize everything that is in my department. I fully admit that I dropped the ball and it sucks that it had this big of an effect but being reamed for it was damned awful.

The day got better and, who knows, maybe all these talks I keep getting are starting to work. I do feel like they are leading me to become more detail oriented and focused. Still, I think being told you are doing a bad job is just one of those things that sticks with you. And you can either take what is said and use it to do better or you can quit and say that it wasn't meant to be. I will not be quitting.

That is all,

Newt

2 Ripples in the pond:

DAD said...

YOUR MOTHER HAS SOME "THINGS TO DO TODAY" NOTEPADS AT HER WORK THAT ARE A BIG HELP TO ME.YOU SHOULD GET SOME FROM HER,WRITE DOWN ALL
ITEMS YOU NEED TO DO,ADD TO IT AS NEEDED,CROSS OFF ITEMS AS YOU DO THEM & CHECK YOUR LIST 4-5 TIMES A DAY.I KEEP ONE BY MY CHAIR AT HOME SO IF I THINK OF SOMETHING AT HOME,I HAVE A PLACE TO WRITE IT DOWN.ALTHOUGH I HAVE 3 SEPARATE SHEETS NOW,IT REALLY DOES HELP ON THE IMPORTANT STUFF & REALLY FEELS GOOD WHEN YOU GET TO CHECK OFF ITEMS.HANG IN THERE!WHEN THINGS GET BETTER,YOU MIGHT ALSO THANK(SUCK UP)YOUR BOSS FOR NOT DEMOTING YOU.

Trinity said...

Thanks dad. I do keep lists but updating them can get tricky. I just need to be more thorough.