Thursday, January 7, 2010

Having a Life

So - there is something that I want to get off my chest...
I've made no bones to you guys about the fact that I have a certain priority ranking in my life...
  1. God
  2. John
  3. Any children we will be blessed with
  4. Family
  5. Friends/Church Family
  6. Job
I apparently am a rarity out there these days - although, I believe that a lot of my readers have similar ideals. I have boundaries, and I take pride in that...I'm sorry if others don't, or if they don't get it. It makes me sad for them... and really most of all for their families. I think it's sad that in today's society so many base their identity on their job.

Twice today, I was the subject of some snide remarks about the fact that I leave work on time. I'm sorry, but I don't think that makes me any less of a quality employee - I just don't. I do what I need to do, and I work pretty hard during those 9 hours that I am at the office... I actually RARELY take a lunch hour - so I do work a full 9 hours.

I also carpool - so it's not like I just pick up and do whatever I want... yes, my carpool partner is my husband. However, he doesn't particularly like being stuck at his office waiting on me to do something because of their lack of good planning.

In the end, it irks really does - because it's not right. I do my job, and I do a good job at it. I take pride in my work, and I do the best job I can do... that translates into the other priorities as well though - I do quite a bit in the few hours that I am not working during the week... and right now - I've got obligations that are incredibly important to me.

We are in the process of adopting a baby and that takes a lot of time and dedication to work through the process. There is a lot of stuff to prepare and get done... but I do it on my own time as much as I possibly can, so show a little respect people.

There isn't a need to walk by my office when I'm working 20 minutes over my normal departure time and tell me that it is a Kodak moment. As if I would just shirk my responsibility because it hit quitting time... that's not right, and it's not the type of person I am. It isn't true and it is just plain mean.

I know some of you that are pretty close to me will say "consider the source" and "be the bigger person"... I am doing both, but I needed to vent a little bit.