Monday, February 15, 2010

Attitude

At the bicycle company, we have a wide range of customer and employee personalities.

Me? I'm somewhere to the right of Cold And Heartless. But polite. Very polite.

I'm there to do a job. I do my work, and I work hard, and I'm good at it (or at least, as good as anyone else with limited bicycle-engineering experience). But when it comes down to it, I just don't care if they like me. Also, I put up with many years of nonsense because there was a shiny diploma at the end, so I know exactly how much nonsense I'm willing to take now (answer: VERY LITTLE).

Besides, I can always fall back on that old favorite from my lab time: "And what would you suggest?"

One of my work-friends is right out of college. Said friend's supervisor tends to be extremely critical, very bad at clearly communicating expectations, and optimistic in said expectations (translation: wants 80 hours a week). I hate to see the friend deal with it, but everyone has to learn on their own how to say, very nicely, "Take a long walk off a short pier."

Also, my one-year review is tomorrow, and I live in a non-contract state. Bah humbug.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I like it. Hope the review goes well.

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