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    I have to play that balancing act nearly every day. The corporate culture where I work is to get things done immediately. The motto is “Customer service beyond expectations” and people take it seriously. Whenever a customer has an issue everyone drops what they’re doing and focuses on that crisis. Unfortunately people treat everything as a crisis and there is no concept of prioritization. It’s not uncommon for me to get interrupted ten or more times in a day. We do the “is this critical right now” dance, eventually reaching a compromise. People are slowly getting it.

    Luckily I don’t have much of that kind of thing going on at home. Myron, my partner, will sometimes start spouting off about something and I’ll tell him to give me a minute until I get to a stopping point so I can have a conversation with him. The dog gets a little whiny when she wants attention, and usually that’s because I’ve been ignoring her and I need to take a break from whatever I’m doing anyway.
    .-= Charles Robinson´s last blog ..playing the hand you’re dealt =-.

    1. Kat

      I’ve heard that IT tends to deal with that “everything is urgent all the time” mindset more often than most disciplines. I see a good bit of that where my work touches website hosting and maintenance issues.

      It’s good that you’ve got a family dynamic where everybody knows their needs will get addressed in due time (including pets!) That’s a tough spot to get to–trust issues tend to get in the way a lot.


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    Wow what a week, sometimes I like writing long hand too…but it is rarely stuff fit to put on my blog.

    When I saw the picture of you writing I thought “that doesn’t look right” because I am a lefty too…and seeing pictures of people writing with their right hand gives me a bit of the heebies 😉

  3. Kat

    Molly, To be honest, I’m not sure I was even holding the pen like a right-handed person would actually hold it. But I could either snap the photo with my steady hand, or hold the pen with it. 🙂

    And if you think it sounds like a crazy week, you should have seen all the stuff I left out…


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