Thursday, October 18, 2007

I Hate My Job!

I’ve neglected this blog long enough. The original purpose of this blog was simply a means to express all of the crap that was bringing me down. Over time it evolved as an outlet for other things, but the primary focus was always there… a place to take out my sadness, anger, and frustrations. I’ve been reasonably happy for quite awhile though, which brings me to the reason that I had neglected this blog. It’s occurred to me that no matter how good things are, I still do have shit that I need to get off my chest… and this whole time that I’ve been away from the blog, the shit has been piling up!!! So I’m officially back to keep the ball rolling with this blog (for anyone who cares!) Haha!

Simply put, work sucks. There is no better word to describe it. I can’t say that I’ve ever had a passion for what I’m doing, but I used to get some enjoyment out of it pretty occasionally. So much has changed over the last several months, and it seems for the worse.

I have a mixture of incompetent people and people who just could care less working for and with me. It’s horrible. Somehow mediocrity and poor performance have become mainstream to these people. They have some strange feeling that they are entitled to their job, even if they suck at it.

When it comes to work, I’m usually quite patient with people. I like the environment to be fun and engaging… this usually breeds great performance, and it has almost all of the time in the past. It’s the only way I can tolerate getting up in the morning and going to work.

Lately, it seems that work is just miserable. People just aren’t motivated to do anything correctly anymore. They feel that I’m asking entirely too much for them to simply just do their assigned job.

Maybe I’ve been too soft, too lenient, too weak with these people. Maybe they need some fierce discipline. I really hate to have manage that way, even if it’s just for awhile, but I feel I’m being given no choice. I just don’t know how much more I can put up with. I’m typically very compassionate with my employees, but many are driving me to the point to where I just don’t care anymore. I don’t care if they enjoy coming to work… I don’t care if they don’t like what they are doing… they can do the job correct, or they don’t have to do it all. They can leave if they want. I’d rather have a bunch of new people who don’t know what they’re doing but have a great attitude, rather than having a lot of people who know what they are doing who have extremely poor attitudes.

I just don’t know what to do. I really, really don’t want to have to be a dick, but I also need these people to perform the way I know they can or they need to leave.