Friday, February 03, 2006

There's a reason why I don't like to be in charge - because I don't like working above people. I much prefer to work as a team player alongside my peers. I don't like having to tell people what to do. Why? Because 1) they don't do it right, which could easily be attributed to my not clearly articulating what it is I'm looking for; or 2) they don't do it at all because I don't keep the pressure on. I try, I really do try, to make myself clear. I'm not a woman of many words and I don't believe I should have to coddle an adult. I don't know how to beat around the bush - I either say something or I don't. I can't ease my way to my point. If I call you for a reason I'm getting right to the point and then I'm gone. I have enough relationships to maintain than to make everyone feel like I'm his or her friend. My bluntness doesn't make me good at dealing with dissension in the ranks either. And I don't like having to pull rank. I expect everyone as adults to work together and git 'r done. My logical mind can't handle the emotions and the egos. I just don't have the patience for it. I'd rather just be one of the worker bees and leave everything else to management.

6 comments:

notyouraverage.... said...

i feel ya.

Shawn said...

I am kinda the same way: blunt and direct. If I ask you to do something I expect for it to be done without having ask again or remind you repeatedly. I've had to learn how to soften my edge in recent years. I think it's working.

Stunner said...

I like to work as a team, but I have no problem leading. I expect things to be done properly, and I willmind race up (correct harshly) who needs to be raced up, only if it is necessary!

chele said...

I know how you feel. My first assignment, many years ago as a supervisor was a huge disaster. Mainly because I was supervising people that I used to work with side-by-side. I couldn't get their respect.

I don't have that problem anymore. I'm also a woman of few words. If I tell someone to do something I expect for it to be done. If it isn't there are consequences. I don't have time to run behind adults ... if someone can't do the task at hand they need to let me know then I'll get someone else.

princessdominique said...

Management comes with its own drama and yes when the workers don't get it right the higher ups come down on management...too risky.

SP said...

It sounds like someone is making you be in charge of part of 3.0. Hey, just think, this could push you to Senior! :oD