Sunday, September 29, 2013
Things I have learned this week at work
1. Some people are like dogs. They see everything as competition, are territorial, and piss accordingly. The best thing you can do is try not to get peed on.
2. Some people need to hear the same thing, spelled out, 12 or 14 times. Don't expect they will understand even after that.
3. Some days I feel the need to jump up and down and say, "I AM YOUR BOSS!!!!" But this would accomplish nothing, so instead, I am patient, and I document.
4. The people who work the hardest are the ones who take the least credit, and are thrilled if you get them coffee once in awhile.
5. Peanut butter cookies will bring you friends.
6. There aren't six degrees of separation in my metro area. There are, like, two, and that's stretching it. This is good when you want to get someone's attention, but not so good when you want to gossip.
7. Humor can get you through just about anything.
8. It's nice to have social time with the people you work with outside of the office. The introvert in me fights this, but it turns out well when I go.
9. Reinforcing what I like about working at a nonprofit: when we do well, instead of executives getting more cash, we expand our programs and more people get help. We got a grant recently that created a couple of new positions and a new program.
10. Cats still get it much more than people do.