Thursday, June 19, 2014

Frustrations At Work

I will be the first to admit that my job is a huge part of my life.  I have worked (on and off) for the same company since I was 13.  My mom is one of the owners and now I am too.  I happily work at night and one weekends.  I love my job!

Last year my mother retired and I lost some of my enjoyment in my job.  I went from being able to sell and handle our company's marketing and social media to be the gatekeeper for every person who works in our company.  I feel like I am trying to heard cats most days.  The minutia has really dragged me down and I don't know how to shed this crap!

Instead of posting to Twitter and Facebook or managing a big event, I now have to harp about people being late, taking too long of a lunch break and not doing the basic functions of their job.  Some days, I just want to stand in the doorway of my office and scream that "I don't fucking give a shit what you idiots do!"

One of the biggest frustrations is with the older employees.  I know you are 20 years older than me, but you still work for me.  When I ask you to do something, I expect you to do it.  I'm sorry that you never saved for a retirement and you will work at this job until the day you die.  But that isn't my fucking problem.  I have a 401k.  I planned ahead!

I am new to being in charge of people but I feel like I am barely staying afloat some days.  I know I have a lot going on in my personal life, but I try really hard to leave all that crap at home.  But after someone comes into your office and screams at you because the battery in her wireless mouse died and I didn't race over to give her a new one (yes that did happen!), it is hard to not let that bother you.  How do you keep up the happy face when you are constantly being shit on?

I really need to become a stronger swimmer, because I am drowning over here!

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