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Dec. 14th, 2014 @ 11:12 am December Days: Dream Job
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:December 15th, 2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
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#7 seems like basic good practice,

*hugs* That's not just whining, some jobs are inherently hectic -- if you're an emergency responder, or an air traffic controller, your job WILL include dealing with emergencies. But it can also be caused by bad organisation. So I don't want to rule it out automatically, but I would indeed like to not have artificial emergencies... :)
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From:ghoti
Date:December 15th, 2014 04:36 pm (UTC)
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I certainly didn't think you were whining! I meant not treating things as your fault when actually it's not, rather than 'there should never be emergencies'. I mean, I think there will always be emergencies in any job - even if shelf stacking at Tesco means the most likely emergency is 'broke an entire bottle of balsamic vinegar' (um, that one *was* my fault because I should have taken more time stacking glass jars on high shelves) - and some of them like 'I came into work and discovered a pregnant hedghog on my desk' (not mine, thankfully, but a coworker who'd dealt with hedghogs before) are completely unforeseeable - but how they are dealt with is the important thing. I think.
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:December 15th, 2014 05:42 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* I'm sorry, I tend to worry too much, so I tend to overcompensate by describing _any_ complaint as whining, just in case I'm doing it too much... But I think that actually doesn't really help and I should break myself of the habit.

And also, I think I disproportionately resent it when I think something's wrong, but I can't do ANYTHING about it, so I sometimes make my current job sound quite bad, when it's actually quite good, because the things I can't fix get blown out of proportion. I think most of the time, it's not that other people ACTUALLY blame me, it's that I think (and I think I'm right, but I'm not sure) better procedures could prevent problems in advance, pretty much without costing more time, so whenever something goes wrong, I feel like I've completely failed :( But in fact, everyone just expects that level of errors and doesn't think worse of me for it, whereas I think every "you should have done X not Y" has an implicit "and you should have KNOWN that" tacked on, even if it doesn't :(

*hugs* Thank you for helping talk it out, I think actually spelling it out makes me realise the true situation a lot better.
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From:ghoti
Date:December 15th, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
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I can't say whether you're complaining too much or not, because of not following you around taking notes :P but it doesn't seem too much to me.

Anyway, I'm glad that you feel better now and am always happy to listen.
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:December 16th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* *hugs* *hugs* I think, if I'm honest, it's that the problems are real, but if I focus on them too much, it makes them feel completely insurmountable, which then prevents me getting anything done.
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From:ghoti
Date:December 16th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
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That sounds familiar *hugs*