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Thu, Feb. 15th, 2007, 12:39 pm

i'm having one of those weeks where i kind of wish i wasn't the boss. it'll pass. but it still sort of sucks.

while my team is miles better than the team i had last fall (they're actually kind of responsible and like making sales, and aren't acting like brats, basically - they're even kinda sweet), there are always things that sometimes warrant having a not so pleasant talk with people.

the week has been full of me having to tell people to stay focused or to do crap-projects for a few hours to make up for the fact that we're not always getting wall-to-wall calls (i always need to keep the crew active and working on something, or else we bleed money), or tell them to stop playing tetris for the billionth time while talking to customers, etc etc etc.

and i had to talk to a girl who just isn't working out and figure out what to do about it. i've put her on a two-week trial to see if she improves. i'm not sure what to do with her if she doesn't, but i can't not adress it either.


and for the record, i don't have a problem saying or doing bossy things, i just have a problem liking it. while i'm good at making quick decisions to have things stay on track, and i'm pretty good at justifying my actions to the team so that they know the reasoning for whatever i'm saying, i still dislike having to be the person telling people to stop talking and get back to the customers.

oh well. it'll pass. mantra of my life, haha.

Thu, Feb. 15th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)

oh well. it'll pass. mantra of my life, haha

It's a good mantra.

I don't know if many people like being boss. {{you}}

Thu, Feb. 15th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)

even though i know that sometimes it has to be done, i also still hate telling people to stop acting crap (though generally not in those specific terms).

to be honest, i doubt any boss actually *likes* doing that, and if they do, well, then there's something a bit wrong with them and they probably shouldn't be a boss in the first place.