I woke up on time and turned off my alarm. I closed my eyes for a moment and it’s 30 minutes later. No time for a shower. Extra deodorant and perfume today. It’s okay though, I’m going into work with my list of things to do. I’m excited to finish a project and start a new one. No big deal, I got this.
On my commute, I listened to my sweet podcast and I walked into work with bright eyes. First, there was a call off. Next, I do a safety lap and see there is about two hours of work to be done before I can start my projects. Well, shit. I’m a little upset that my coworkers left all this for me, but you know what, it needs to be done. All right, let’s roll up our sleeves. Let’s make it happen.
It’s me and one other gal. She also had plans for the day. Sorry gal, I need you to help me out on this one. Could you help me with this leftover work? Also I need you to cover the call off shift. She doesn’t have such a great attitude. Negativity is very easily spread. Now I feel annoyed. Why do I have to clean up this mess I didn’t leave? And why do I have to work with Negative Nancy?
Okay, no biggie, we’re almost done. We have to stop for a morning routine. This should only take 20 minutes. Negative Nan gets hurt. Negative Nan wants to seek medical attention. Cue the phone calls. Cue the forms to be filled out. And go.
The mess? It was cleaned up five hours later. My projects? Didn’t happen.
Welcome to management.