Thursday, May 31, 2007
I am starting to think that I am too eager to please, especially when it comes to work. My father instilled a very strong work ethic in me at a young age and by example taught me that working late nights for no overtime just so that you can stand out as a model employee is worth it. To his credit, this mentality has served him well (as an employee, debatable as a father). The other reason I think I am too eager to please in the workplace is that I have been hired for most of my jobs based on connections through family. I feel added pressure because it is not only my reputation but my family or friends reputation on the line as well.

So as I get ready to start my job tomorrow, working for the same ESL school as TFG, I am freaked. While there is the initial pressure of starting a new job, there is the added pressure that every time I speak with my new boss the responsibilities keep growing. I will be the "Supervising Coordinator" for a teen summer program of international students here in the city to learn English. I was told that all of the afternoon activities were booked and I would be confirming booking. Now it seems that not only are there no bookings, it will also be my responsibility to determine what "good activities" will be.

Shoot me now.

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Blogger naynayfazz said...

I haven't been to your neck o' the woods lately. I missed a lot. Congrats on your new job. Ah, you'll be fine. New jobs stink but once you are used to it, no prob. Good luck.

Blogger Tits McGee said...

I think this would be a "good activity."

(Really, it's a wonder that I am entrusted with the minds of so many young people.)

Blogger Ćœbermilf said...

You can't let anyone or anything bleed you dry; you'll be no good to anyone.

remember, pause to sharpen the axe and you'll cut more wood.

Or something.

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