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Emerging Pattern

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I'm starting to see a pattern at work. My boss is a highly motivated multi-tasker, which is fine for some people. I can be highly motivated and am perfectly capable at multi-tasking. But I have found that my boss's pace is faster than mine. And her pace seems to get faster at about 4:30 when most people are starting to wind up work projects for the day. I end up getting out of work anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours later than when I'm supposed to. Combine this with my long rush hour commute, and I come home very stressed.

At times like this, my lack of self-confidence comes out. I know I'm not the fastest person in the world. And I know, especially with my ADD, that I like to double-check my work without someone watching over me and pushing me to get things out yesterday. I've got to figure out how to be quicker, more efficient, and better at getting things right the first time all the time. Maybe this position will motivate me to become more perfect. Maybe this position is just a stepping stone for something more suited to my capabilities.

Is there a job out there that I would be able to do? I am having a doubting-myself day: one of many. Lots of thinking and soul-searching to do...and waiting and seeing how I do next week.

  
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MOSPARKS 7/31/2011 12:46PM

    See if you can talk with your boss and maybe at the end of the day have a meeting to talk about what you need to do the next day. Then you will have all day to get those things done and I think you will feel better. I don't know if what she wants done at 4:30 is urgent - but it seems like maybe you can meet her half way. Good luck and I hope my suggestion is useful. emoticon

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INGMARIE 7/31/2011 10:28AM

    emoticonBelieve in yourself, good advise, go ahead Believe you can do this because You Can.
Do not doubt,besides this is fairly new to you ,yes?
sometimes it takes a while to get int the swing of things.

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SWEETANGO 7/31/2011 7:25AM

    Believe in yourself. We all need to be our own advocate. Everything takes time.
emoticon I'm rooting for you. Judy

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SLIMLILA 7/31/2011 2:18AM

    Patty, don't beat yourself up, there are more than enough people in the world who will do that.... Remember God made you just who you are and he has a special job just for you...Relax and feel good about yourself. You are an amazing, persistent, thoughtful, hard-working woman! emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 7/30/2011 7:45PM

    Take your time about things. It sounds like your boss has a lot of confidence in you. Believe in yourself my friend.

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ANGIEINTRAINING 7/30/2011 2:54PM

    When do you do your workout? I find that when I work out first thing in the morning, I am quicker on the draw the rest of the day. It did take me a while to get used to getting up at 5:00 every morning (I have always been a late sleeper!), but now that my body is used to it, I love it! Good luck finding the balance!

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KAMAPERRY 7/30/2011 2:41PM

    I hope they pay overtime for that! What I tell myself daily is "Do my best and forget the rest". No getting down on yourself, if you give it your all everyday, then you can have peace of mind about it,

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Still Thinking and Trying

Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm still thinking of ways to get more money coming in. I had a chance to put in a couple job applications in, but not nearly as many as I would have liked to. I spent the day yesterday trying to catch up on chores and errands that I had planned to do the day before (before I got called into work). I've got a couple ideas, but have not had the time to implement most of them.

One thing I want to do is to weed through the stuff I have in the condo. This allows me to throw away or give away the things I won't ever use again. I can inventory the things that I think I may be able to sell. I sent back a bunch of Avon products that I've had sitting around for awhile. At least this way I got a credit for the items.

Doing this has been therapeutic. It's helping me dust out the cobwebs in my head and in the condo. And, if by chance I have to move, there will be less things that I have to move or deal with when the time comes. It's not something I want to do. I have no clue on where I'd go. But, I'm trying to be realistic and look at all my possibilities.

There is an obvious solution if someone else would be realistic. (It's hard to go into details.) But, the solution doesn't seem to want to happen any time soon. If only I had a magic want.

  
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MISSLISA1973 7/30/2011 12:14AM

    emoticon It's not a magic wand, but sometimes music helps, so it was the closest emoticon I could think of. emoticon

Cleaning our space seems to be good for the soul. I wish you well as you go through this emotionally difficult time. emoticon

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SLIMLILA 7/29/2011 9:36PM

    I can certainly relate to how you feel about not knowing where you would live....

Do they deliver flyers on Sundays where you live? I know from talking to the people who run the storage unit, they have that job and they are also agents for UHaul and they also deliver the weekly newspapers.... they appear to have at least 3 sources of income. That seems to be the way of the future.... multiple mini jobs.... I probably told you already that I also sold Avon for several years.

You have been so patient and persistent, I am sure God has good plans for you.
God Bless..



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KAMAPERRY 7/29/2011 2:54PM

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INGMARIE 7/29/2011 8:27AM

    Sounds like you know what to do and want.
I am sure you will come out on the other side ,smiling .
Good Luck. emoticon emoticon

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DORENC 7/29/2011 8:10AM

    Sounds like you know what you want and have some control over the situation. Good luck to you.

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Change of Plans Day

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I was told yesterday that I didn't have to go into work today. So, I made my long to do list of things I need to do. I just got a phone call from my boss asking me to come in. The best laid plans of mice and men... I will just have to fit my to-do list into my next couple of days somehow.

  
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MOMMA48 7/27/2011 7:46PM

    emoticonLife has a way of happening like that at times, but keep that smile coming and just remember, one thing at a time. emoticon

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AMANDAMANTHEY 7/27/2011 7:37PM

    That happens to me all the time at my job. emoticon

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FITMARY 7/27/2011 5:23PM

    I had a similarly topsy-turvy day. But that's how we show how flexible we are, right?
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KAMAPERRY 7/27/2011 1:15PM

    More on the paycheck!

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NPA4LOSS 7/27/2011 10:40AM

    At least it's work! emoticon

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Change of Plans Day

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I was told yesterday that I didn't have to go into work today. So, I made my long to do list of things I need to do. I just got a phone call from my boss asking me to come in. The best laid plans of mice and men... I will just have to fit my to-do list into my next couple of days somehow.

  
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SLIMLILA 7/28/2011 1:50AM

    Well, it's an extra day's pay and that's a good thing, right?

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Change of Plans Day

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I was told yesterday that I didn't have to go into work today. So, I made my long to do list of things I need to do. I just got a phone call from my boss asking me to come in. The best laid plans of mice and men... I will just have to fit my to-do list into my next couple of days somehow.

  


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