After an “okay” performance review, I ended up working over 25 hours this weekend — 9 hours on Saturday and geez, 17 hours on Sunday!
I got home 6:30 am just this morning and dropped off to bed…!
Aren’t you supposed to be less motivated after getting a sad performance review? If so, why am I working my butt off? Am I trying to make a point?
My boss asked me to consolidate some important information for him and distribute it to everybody involved. As a result? A workbook with around 44 worksheets — that’s the final product of hours of overtime.
I really don’t get it — he has his assistant. He probably could’ve assigned her the work and have her get it done.
Is he throwing me this busy job because he knows I’ll do it despite the crazy overtime hours, or should I be relieved knowing that he trusts me enough for a job he thinks is top priority?
These are questions employees ask when you give them crappy, yet important work. Sigh.
I don’t know… am going back to work this afternoon after sleeping the morning off. All I can say is, I sacrificed my fun violent weekend of paintballing to sequester myself alone in the office working. I am both relieved and disappointed — relieved because if I didn’t sacrifice, I wouldn’t have gotten the job done on time, and disappointed because it could’ve been fun.
Maybe that’s what life is though — there are fun things and there are things that aren’t that much fun. Sometimes, you’d have to wallow through the un-fun stuff just to do the things you like.
Just hope that he appreciates it, and won’t tear my final product down to pieces. That would again, really suck. And as a Libran, I can’t take ingratitude for so long… I really need a lot of compliments to get the job done.
Off to shower. Have a great week everyone!