That’s right, at my new job I am the Chinese kid in the room. Today we had a big meeting and everyone had to expound on what was going on in their territories and then we got homework for this weekend. After everyone else went through some of the most painful public speaking I have witnessed in a while I got to go and it was easy. This is not to say that I’m smarter than most of the people in the room,they just have no clue as to interacting in a meeting.
Droning on, losing their own point, not knowing when they were arguing against themselves, it was all I could do to sit still in my seat. At the break a couple of them were plotting to elevate our boss (who is a great guy and deserves it by the way) and make me their new leader. Weird and uncomfortable all at the same time. As if my mediocre work wasn’t making me feel guilty enough now there is a movement to make me king of the average. It might be time to start looking for a new gig.
I know what you are thinking. Wrong time, bad economy, you just got this job, blah blah blah. I think this much slacking off is bad for my soul. I need to get a gig that gives me a sense of accomplishment while simultaneously providing for my family. I don’t think that’s too much too ask. I don’t like this weird Friday night without football either. The game was last night due to some holiday that I don’t get to celebrate. I have homework that should take me about an hour if I stretch it out but some of my coworkers were talking about ruined weekends. oy