Saturday, January 9, 2016

Thank you for answering my question.

Sometimes the universe answers your questions right away.
Just as I finished wondering in my last blog post about how other people manage to work closely with other people, and feeling bad that I am not very good at it, the first issue of my new subscription to the Economist dropped through the mail slot.
(I traded in some frequent-flier miles that are just sitting there for it.) 

Ha! Right. The response is a reminder: I am far from alone in finding this hard to do. 

  Also, I was thinking that truly a good strategy for working well with people is to maintain a suitable amount of space from them [what is suitable varies].
For instance, I could take a break from the Thrift Store, sure;

or, I could switch to working only on Saturdays, when there are no Higher Ups around.

I shall sit with the question and see what comes to me.


The Crow said...

I've found, work-wise, that if I can avoid those who unsettle me, I work better, am more productive and can enjoy my work.

Current workplace excluded, unfortunately. It's a non-profit organization, where higher-ups outnumber the employees (3 of us) by a 9-to-1 ratio. Lately it's been a real struggle to push myself to the office.

Luxuriate in the opportunity to take your time deciding. That's a good thing to have in these situations.

Fresca said...

Oh, dear, that's not a good ratio of Muckety-Mucks to Worker Bees. Sounds like a design for unsettlement...

Of course, since my unsettled situation is at a volunteer job, if I don't go in, at least I don't lose any money.
So you're right, it's a luxury that I can take time away and set my own s/pace. (Thanks for the reminder--you and the Economist. :)

ArtSparker said...

I so hear this. I feel so clumsy sometimes with other people.

Frex said...

And sometimes other people are clumsy with us, eh?
It makes for quite a bumpy ride sometimes!