Not The Favorite
Saturday, June 09, 2007
It's Been Too Long
I've been burned so badly at work that I now have a hard time receiving praise. I always manage to bring myself down after a compliment. For example, my boss will say "Good work on that." and I'll come back with "Thanks, but I [insert negative here]." I can't seem to just say thank you.
My new goal is to accept my pat-on-the-back and and say thank you.
I also find myself waiting for the bad things to happen. I've been asked into my boss' office on numerous occasions and each time, I hold my breath. I wait for the reprimand over some stupid thing I've done, like forgotting to book a hotel room or left ordering books until I need to have them rushed. But each time, I'm relieved to find out that he either wants to tell me what a great job I'm doing or to ask me how I'm doing.
I've held true to owning up to my mistakes. I tell him up front that I've made a mistake but not before I've done everything in my power to fix the problem. And I so far, so good. He's also held true to his word when he said he's not a micro-manager. You know how some people say that and then they can't get their nose out of your work. He does his work, I do mine.
I especially enjoy how everyone there treats me like an adult. I don't get spoken down to. I don't get screamed at. We are a three-legged stool, as my boss told me in my first interview. We all get along and work together or we fall apart.
I really like being at Big Red and I hope I'm there for a long time.
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