Get over it!

Not many people are aware of this, but when it comes to work, I am dead serious. And yes, I can be a real bitch about it. Like right now.

If you've know me from social gatherings, parties or even loco nights, this can never seem further from the truth. Like any other woman, I enjoy my downtimes - a lot. After all, we all work like a dog during the day, why shouldn't we cut loose when we have a breather? Well, then again, we are all more relaxed during social situations rather than at work. Only a few freaky people I know exist the other way around...hmmm.

Anyways, what I really, really can't stand is people being illogical, idiotic and stupid. For the record, I've been chasing my current job for the longest time and to finally be able to get it is a really big achievement for me. Yes, there are some teething problems, I am more drained from working now than before and the sheer pace of the job is madness at times but I AM getting a hang of it and if anything, I am determined to ride it out - yes, complaints, whining, eye-bags and all.

What I don't have patience for is people who constantly expect me to wait around during lunch, cut out of my office hours for tea or just have dinner and go back to work. I DON'T function that way. It is inefficient and counter-productive to idle your time when you can accomplish so much during those eight hours if you put your mind to it. What I am determined to do instead is finish up all the burning issues of the day and LEAVE.

Yes, actually physically take myself out of the office to go home, or have dinner with friends, or even go one of my walking jaunts just so I can chill and do my own stuff. That people, is MY ideal concept of working. Work like a dog and stay late if you have to and then go home. No one is going to award you for being a desk drone. And whining about it without doing something about the situation is failure to communicate on your part.

So if you are thinking of asking me silly questions like - can you come down for tea? or have dinner and go back to work? Forget it. If you want to have lunch, come on time - my bosses are lenient but that does not mean that I can take off and skive. I have client deadlines to meet. And surprise! But these deadlines have to be attended to during the working hours and not in the middle of the night.

If I have to work late, I have to work late. Don't badger me with stupid questions unless you are prepared to have your head bitten off. Don't be a fucker. Because I can be a worse one. In saying all this, I will extend the same courtesy to you, that is, I will sympathise if you have to work late, your boss is an asshole and all the usual shit.

As for the MSN issue, yes, I am always online during working hours because my entire office is on that network - we use it for work, and of course sometimes chatting with friends and reporters. Just because you see me there doesn't mean that I'm on holiday or necessarily free for a chat during work hours.

Before I stomp off in a huff, here's some wise words from one of my all-time favourite bands, The Eagles:

"I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin' "Don't blame me"
They point their crooked little fingers ar everybody else

Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat
Get over it
Get over it
All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it"

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