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I sit before flowers
hoping they will train me in the art
of opening up
I stand on mountain tops believing
that avalanches will teach me to let go
but I am here to learn."
- Shane Koyczan
- Winning, Jack Welch
Just got home from work because I decided to stay after all. The thing is, we are running VERY short staffed right now because I have been working diligently with human resources to get rid of some dead weight and negative attitudes and it’s finally paying off. This means I’ve basically turned into a teller and have had to put in a drawer every day to help out. This doesn’t change my job responsibilities though so I end up tackling all of my normal work after we close at 5, hence the late nights. Anyway, I’ve been getting very frustrated lately with the workload, lack of leadership from upper management, lack of teamwork from my team and business partners, I could go on and on.
This is when it really sucks to be the manager. Because you don’t get to be mad and frustrated and have a negative attitude. You don’t get to vent and throw up your hands and say screw it. You have to find a way to motivate yourself and your team. To keep everyone engaged despite the bullshit and the stress. And sometimes that can be really difficult. But tonight I stuck it out and I put in my headphones to listen to an audio book of Winning, by Jack Welch, and I put in a few very focused hours to get some stuff accomplished. And you know what? I didn’t tackle anything on my list. I grabbed a few things my team has been struggling with and I knocked those out instead. I prepped for tomorrow and got what they’ll need ready for them when they come in. Then I went to the store and got a bunch of thank you cards and candy/snacks and made them cellophane bags of treats and left them on their desks.
Because no matter how many hours I log, I can not accomplish what my team can if they’re engaged and motivated and feeling appreciated. Sometimes being a manager really sucks but there’s never a good excuse for letting down your team.
Hi there! Looks like things are potentially taking off faster than even I expected. Robert has an interview next week, and I have one the following week, and basically, I need to come up with rent and deposit for a new apartment in the cities ASAP. That being said, I have a decent amount of skills, and if I can help you in any way for a small fee, please let me know! I would be more than happy to do something for you, and any amount I can make on the side would be so, so helpful. So!
- Photo editing! I can do that. And I have a fast turnaround.
- Essay writing! I realize most people aren’t in school right now, but if you are, and you don’t want to do that class paper, I’m your girl!
- Singing! Need someone to record a singing telegram or something similar? Hit me up!
- Think of something else? Run it by me! If I can do it, I will do it. Absolutely.
- Additionally, if you live in Minnesota, hit me up for photography or balloon animal birthday parties!
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I appreciate you.
^^Crystal’s the lady to help with any of your stuff. Fun fact: she’s the only tumblr person I’ve met in real life :) Therefore, I officially vouch for her. Help a lady out if you can <3
- Sayed Hadi al-Qazwini