April 29, 2007

I'm A Bad Bad Girl

During the drive back from the "shindig" yesterday, T1G and I were havin' a discussion. Well, actually he was givin' me shit, but with us that actually constitutes a discussion.

ANYway, we were "discussing" the fact that I'm not always "on time" for work. Now....I do have to admit, I have a little issue with actually being in my office, at my desk, in front of my computer at a set time that is determined by other folks. I've always had the issue.

I'm not late for sales calls. And I usually run on "Lombardi Time" (15 mins early) for everything else. It's just something about being tied to a desk at a certain time that causes me........problems.

T1G seems to think I have a problem with authority. I started to argue. Then I realized.....Shit! I do.

It's why I do what I do folks. I'm a firm believer in NOT setting yourself up for additional stress or failure. Life is hard enough without doing that to yourself. So - I try to take jobs where there is freedom.

When I worked from the house, I was up and at it by 7:00am. Yes, I was often still in my jammies, but 7:00am was the LATEST I would get started. And I usually was workin' on something as late as 10:00 at night. But no, I didn't punch a clock.

The last job I had was a problem. I'd be up, nice and early. But I just couldn't get out of the house. I'd push that envelope just as far as I could. 8:03. 8:10. 8:30 - oops, got in trouble that time. 8:15.

Presently? I just have to hit our morning meeting once every 5 weeks. It's a Thursday, and I'll be honest. It's a struggle. But I do it.

I like making decisions. I like having accountability. I like setting an agenda. Hell - let's just say it like it is.....I like control. Period.

I'm not in the military for a reason. Can you just see me at morning revelry? Can you? I'd be wandering out, 10 minutes late with a cup of coffee and a cigarette danglin' from my lips. Yeah, probably not a good career choice for me.

So I'll admit. Here for all to read. I, Tammi, have a problem with authority. That, and I tend to fall asleep while driving in the wee hours of the morning. But mostly? I have a problem with authority.

But that doesn't make me all bad, does it?

Posted by Tammi at April 29, 2007 06:30 AM | TrackBack

no... this ALONE isn't what makes you ALL bad...

there's so much more...

Posted by: RSM at April 29, 2007 08:09 AM

Shhh...RSM. Remember Dude...you signed that confidentiality agreement. I've got 10 more years before THOSE stories come out!

Posted by: Tammi at April 29, 2007 08:15 AM

And if this is the worst thing you do… you are really a bad girl:)))

Posted by: Vik at May 1, 2007 08:08 PM
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