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Fri, Feb. 18th, 2005, 07:26 pm

I kind of lost it this morning and lashed out at a co-worker who was being disrespectful. He asked about some changes I was making and an STR. I kept explaining the changes were not related to the STR and he kept insisting they were. While I explained he kept interrupting and eventually walked off saying, "yeah, whatever..."

I said, "Don't you walk away from me."
He said, "You don't talk to me that way."
I said, "Me? You are being disrespectful to me. I am trying to provide you information..."

We eventually settled the issue, relayed information to each other and got back to work. I later apologized for letting things get out of hand.

I talked to TEQON about it and she suggested a stress management class/seminar on Monday. So, if I remember, and don't work right through the class, I'll go. We also talked about what I was working on, who was requesting work, etc. She complimented me, saying that if I was being given all this work by lots of people it meant they knew I would take care of it, get it done, and they wouldn't have to work about it anymore.

She said that she found it annoying years ago when some people would get lots and lots of work and others wouldn't get much. The people who are the most competent get the most work dumped on them. She finds herself doing it now. If something comes up and she has 2 people who she could give the work to. She'll think, if I give it to him it won't get done and if it does, someone will have to fix it. Then she'll think, if I give it to him, he'll take care of it and I won't have to think about it again. The second guys gets it. Bad people get a free ride and good people get dumped on. She says that I'm getting dumped on because I have techincal expertise.

So... is she suggesting I slack off and screw up to lessen my load? No.. she is suggesting I find a work-life balancing point and not cross it. Stick to my guns. Sounds a lot like slacking off. I left once I hit my 60 for the week.

Tue, Feb. 22nd, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)

Who did you blew off on?

Wed, Feb. 23rd, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)

Mike Juliano