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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Your Mission...

Do I have a choice? Nope. So even though I don't choose to do my mission with a cheerful heart, I will still do it. Always. That's the problem with my personality. I do everything. Even when it brings bitter tears of defeat to my eyes and makes my insides feel dead.

Case in point:
-Answering my cell phone in the middle of the night so someone I work with can ask me ridiculous questions she should already know the answers to.
-Shoveling snow until my arms fall off even though there are 8 other people in the vicinity who are supposed to do it too.
-Being on call for 11 days instead of 7, just to help the new rotation get back on schedule.
-Taking an ice chipper with me on a walk around some buildings in order to scrape away every teensy tiny little inkling of slippery residue...without gloves...without boots...without hat... did I mention I'm allergic to cold? (see post from earlier this week).

These are just the highlights of soul-killing duties I've once again performed in the call of duty. It may not seem like much, but when your phone rings 6 times in one hour for common sense questions, you'll understand my pain a little better.

You may ask why I don't just quit. Well, I have made myself believe that I can't. I cannot make my brain believe that quitting right now is an option. It isn't. I have a job to do until at least May 31st and I will do it. And I will do it well. That's the key. I'm not just going to run on auto-pilot and do only what is asked of me. I will do it all to my best ability. I made a commitment and I can't back down.

I owe it to my company to fulfill all the requirements of my job so that someone else's job goes that much more smoothly. Why? That's just how I operate. I don't know where this work ethic came from, but I'm hoping it sticks around and takes me somewhere good.

1 comment:

  1. Don't ever change. Good things always come to kind, caring people like you. :o)


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