Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Understanding demands and what you say

Over the last little while, I have seen a few people who figure that as soon as they ask for something to be done, they expect it to be done immediately.  What has happened with people understanding that they are not the only one's asking for things.

I know as a business co-owner, we have times that we are extremely busy and things have to wait, and times when we can quickly get something done.  No matter what you do, some people get upset because you didn't do their work fast enough when things aren't instant enough for them.  This is happening more and more, and it does get frustrating.  Understand that if you don't give me all the information that I require to do the work, I can't do the work.  Also remember that you aren't the only one asking for my time, and you don't know my schedule. In some cases, I am working on something else you already sent me, so the next item is going to have to wait until the first thing is completed unless you explicitly communicate the revised priority.

Another issue is how you ask for something to be done.  If it is clear and concise, it makes it a lot easier to complete the work.  If you don't explain what you want, I have to guess at your expectations or I have to ask you questions.  Oh, when I email you, please read it and reply, because I am not writing an email just because I feel like it.  Remember, complete information means the work gets done, incomplete information means the work has to wait, or is not done the way you want.

This post is being written after a burst of where I had to repeatedly ask for information to complete the work instead of it being provided in the first place.  I understand that not all the information is always available at the beginning, but at least let me know that the information is to follow up and actually follow up.

I am organized, and I do my work, so don't say I need to be organized just because some aspect didn't meet your belief of what organized means. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Your views on stuff

I have recently been dealing with some issues, and I am getting very frustrated with people wanting to push their views of things on me.  I understand that everyone has the right to their own opinions and views, but please don't keep pushing your views on me.

One of the things that gets frustrating is when someone only communicates with you when they want to push their view.  If you don't want to talk to me at a different time, please don't talk to me now.  Everyone has the right to express their opinions/views, but enough is enough. 

The big issue for me is on a daily basis we all get enough news and views, and it can be a little overwhelming sometimes.  I have been very polite and have felt that I could not figure out a nice way to express my frustration, but I am now going to do just that.  Basically, if you don't include me in other communications that are important, please don't include me in the mass mailings or even jokes/videos that you may think I might like.

I think this is an issue that everyone has to deal with at some point, and now it's my time to deal with it.   I hope that people understand what I am saying because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings, but this is getting frustrating.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Saying Goodbye

Goodbye seems like a word that is easy to say, but sometimes it can be the hardest words for someone to utter. That is me right now, as I am going to have to say goodbye to someone that I love. The goodbye isn't because I don't love the person any more, it's because the person has passed away. The goodbye isn't even a real goodbye because this person is going to be in my heart for the rest of my life.

As I sit here and try and write this, I am remembering all the little things that happened when I was able to spend some time with this wonderful woman. She of course had her ways, but she was always willing to sit and listen to what was happening in our lives. The discussions we had were always very interesting because she wanted to understand and continued to learn right up until she died. She was someone that made me feel very welcome in her home and was willing to show me all the different projects she was working on or ones that she had recently finished.

This lady was a fighter, and now she doesn't have to fight any longer as I know over the last few months the fight was very difficult for her, but she continued on. Knowing that she is finally at peace does make the saying goodbye a little easier, and knowing she will always be in my heart helps as well.

So the goodbye that is going to be said isn't a final goodbye, just a goodbye to the body as I know she will remain in the hearts of everyone she touched.