Wednesday 24 October 2018

Fear is in The Air

How lovely, the bills have started to come in, and the effects of the tariffs from the US have started to be felt. 

This has started to make everyone in the office a little edgy, starting with and emanating from, Boss.

As we all know, Sh*t rolls downhill, so too does Fear. Yet with Fear, as it rolls downhill it picks up Intimidation along the way.

While it is in early stages of Boss feeling the pinch of these Tariffs, I am anticipating more grouchiness with a few ‘dead weight’ insinuations along the way. 

I do my job and I know how to do it well (I should after all these years). 

I am always looking for an order to process and get out the door. I make it a policy that if I can process and order today, I will do so and get it out the door today.

Can I really be blamed of the orders have dropped off? I am: where I am supposed to be, when I am supposed to be, and ready willing and able to do what I am supposed to do. 

I don’t create orders, I process them . . . so give me an order to process and we’ll both be happy.

I know Boss is stressed and rightfully so, I would also be stressed if I were in Boss’s shoes. 

I know that taking it out on your subordinates, helps nothing. We’re not the problem.

As I said, it is early days yet, and I only saw the first indications of fear on Boss yesterday. So there has been no intimidation or insults (yet).

I simply take comfort that I have paid my debts off and I am a few paycheques away from having that two year’s worth of living expenses cushion in tucked away in my savings.

Yet, I like my job and I like the company I work for and yeah I like Boss. I just don’t need to hear the tales of “Saint Entrepreneur” as I am told that I “have no problems as an employee.”

I at least know that life is complicated and that nobody has it perfect, and yeah, everybody’s got a story that can break your heart. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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