My boss wrote two others & I a letter stating that he is disappointed in our performance pertaining to a certain thing and we needed to do better. We are the top 3 performers in our department. Well, we were before he took over as the head dood in charge.
He then stated that we were to spend 2 to 4 hours a work week doing this thing that he wants us to do. That’s in addition to the approximate 50+ hours of work he already gives us.
Frankly… I’m so exhausted and wore out from trying to accomplish everything that I need to do, that I have little emotion regarding this statement. I’ve become tired of trying to show that I’m not only capable, but a really great, hard working, person. I’m just going to have to be a disappointment. It doesn’t matter what I come up with, he’ll always find a way to review it in front of others as tho it’s ‘not right’. You know, perceptions.
I do make really good money and that makes me feel like I do have to take a certain level of BS regarding this type of stuff. And, the job is a good job. I like it. I don’t mind busting a sweat while working my butt off at a desk job. This is how I am. Full throttle, the peddle to the metal. I don’t mind busting a sweat when working the job. It’s who I am.
It’s hard, tho, because I really do like him as a person. I don’t like his managerial techniques. He’s a very black or white kinda guy, and there are grey areas in life. We all know that, unfortunately he does refuse to acknowledge this fact. Plus… he wants you to do so much that it’s hard to do the whole thing. You just cannot do the job that he wants you to do and get everything done that needs to get done.
On to something else.
This Monday I find out the results of those stupid wires hanging out of my head for 3 days. I’ll let you know on Monday night’s blog.
Saturday is the International Quilt Exhibition here in Houston, and I’m going. This is a must do event for me. Last year I went and I was just completely amazed. I didn’t have my camera, so I didn’t get what I should have. So, this year I’m going to be taking my camera and I’ll get some slick photo’s of some really great quilts.
Last year there was this huge Angel, about 6 feet high, made of 1 inch by 1 inch squares and each of these squares was a photo from somewhere on Earth and then the photo was embedded onto fabric. This woman traveled all over the world taking photos for this angel. She called it “Angel of Peace”. I can tell you, these shots don’t even remotely convey how absolutely beautiful that quilt is.
These quilts are so amazing, it’s worth my effort (which is significant as I am very reclusive other than going to work). And, I fully intend to spend about 6 hours looking at the quilts. The show is 1 city block by 3 city blocks just for Quilts. Vendor booths are another 1 city block by 3 city blocks. It’ll take a good part of Saturday. We’re starting out at 10am.
Here’s a great video on old time Quilting.
I must away, dear friends. It is close to my bedtime and I need some rest. These bones and brains need to be refreshed.
Peace, love and blessings
— Fizz —