“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

Ever have one of those days where, no matter how much you fundamentally love your job, you really just teeter on the edge of walking out?  You know you will regret this in the morning, but at that very moment in time, it just seems like such a powerful idea that you really have to calm your breathing and keep from chunking a book at someone and heading for the car.

It’s particularly vexing when the issue that has brought you to this point really has absolutely nothing to do with the actual work you are doing, but that somebody just got their nose out of joint and you aren’t in the mood to placate them and make them feel better, when, damn it, they are simply out of their territory.

Deep breath.

Deep breath.

Repeat after me:  I love my job, I love my job, I love my job…

 

September 23rd, 2008 at 2:56 pm
7 Responses to “I know we all have these…”
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    Cinnkitty Says:

    Hang in there, close the door, hang up a “do not disturb” sign and just get through today. Tomorrow will be better. It has to be….right? 😀

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    Kat Says:

    Been there. Ended up leaving said job, but not before giving it four or five of the best college tries I could.

    You are stronger than the adversity that assails you.

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    Amy-Renee Says:

    I love my job and I still have one of these days at least once a month. Usually I can convince myself that I really don’t *need* to work because what do I really need money for anyway….
    And then reality hits and I take a deep breath and smile. But in my head I have grand thoughts of telling everybody exactly where they can put it.

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    Trixie Says:

    Sounds like somebody needs a pumpkin latte.

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    OS Says:

    We have some very very strong personalities here in my office. So about once a week I want to throw things, about once a month I want to walk out. But most of the time, I know how good I’ve got it. Sometimes I have ice cream for lunch and that helps. ; )

    Hang in there. Just remember what a magnificent woman you are. Close your eyes. Close your eyes. Close… your… eyes. You’re safe. You can relax. I’m not going to kiss you. He’s gonna be so sorry he lost you, so stop worrying. Forget the past. Forget the pain. And remember what an incredible woman you are. You do that and he’ll realize what he lost.

    Wait, wait, sorry. Drifted off for a minute. Sometimes daydreaming about Dermot Mulroney helps, too . . . Dermot and ice cream . . .

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    magpie Says:

    Many days. Many. And I too love my job.

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    RIxende Says:

    Okay, I could totally copy that whole entry and use it to sum up yesterday. It was totally fired.