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C2K5, Week 1, Day 1


Monday, July 06, 2009

Did ok this morning on the C25K challenge. My original plan was to do the intervals then do some circuit training. By the time I was done with the intervals I was worn out and just finished my workout with a walk. Circuit training tomorrow!

Today was a crap day eating. I got so pissed off at an employee (Am I allowed to say pissed?) This guy has been on my %$@ list for a couple of weeks now, and I just really got mad today. I held my temper in front of the employee and just said what I needed to say to correct the behavior, BUT, then I took it out on ME, by eating a ton of chocolate tortilla chips (oh my gosh if you have never had them you should try them...but PORTION CONTROL!).

So would it have been better to just freak out at the employee? I may have still made a poor food choice. Not sure. From a management point of view I think I'm going to have to really stomp on him to get the point across. I have tried being reasonable, short 'fly by' managing techniques, one on one talks, etc etc. This employee is just not used to working at a regular job. I really try to make the work atmosphere pretty low key, and rely on my employees' work ethic to keep things moving. But every once in awhile I accidentally hire someone who can't adjust to the independent work culture we have, or takes advantage of it. What sucks is it is bad timing too...at other times I would be able to really nurse this employee along and right now I just can't. Grrr, people management problems are really tough.

So, what I need to DO!! Not let my emotions dictate my eating! Plus, here it is 6 hours later and I am still ticked about it..I really don't want to let some person dictate my emotions! Yuck!

Gonna go to bed and get a good nights sleep so I'll be ready for my circuit training tomorrow. I'm only going to work a 1/2 day tomorrow, so hopefully I'll be in a much better mood.
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RACHEL630 7/8/2009 11:09AM

    I'm sorry about the frustrating employee... and I'm sorry that you ended up taking it out on yourself. That's sometimes just as frustrating as the person making you mad! I had someone send me a rude, hurtful e-mail yesterday and I thought about for many hours afterwards - so I can totally understand being angry 6 hours later. :)

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GRALLEN 7/7/2009 9:47AM

    Not letting work people affect me has been a long time struggle. I'm not a manager but I expect a pretty high work ethic from my co-workers and when they fall short, I get steamed. I've had to learn to shut it off when I clock out at the end of the day. When I'm walking to my truck, I actively think of positive things outside the office. It's taken time but now I can "turn it off" and leave it the office door.

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NEWSTART127 7/7/2009 2:41AM

    I someday want to start the C25K program - I applaud your efforts!!!
Any chance you can lay this employee off??? If he's causing this much stress and irritation... sounds like he just needs to go... document, document, document!
Hang in there!

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PSYCHG4 7/6/2009 10:41PM

    i started the couch to 5k today too! hang in there.

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