go along to get along

I’m hoping my day continues at this leisurely pace since it’s technically my weekend off; this means that I’ll have worked three in succession by next weekend. I agreed, for the third time in the three months I’ve been here, to switch one of my regular days with the only other day-shift co-worker. This last time she asked for a switch I did let her know as diplomatically as I could that I don’t really like switching dates for work because the consistency of my schedule allows me to make appointments, etc. on my days off in addition to the fact that, since I travel an hour one-way, I stay overnight to work my two days before I am off again. There’s always that little bit of pressure at work when asked to do things because I never know when I may be the one who wants a favor so it’s walking a fine line between accommodation and a door mat – at least in my previous work experience. But I’ll say right now that we have a very small, cohesive and conscientious work group here and this co-worker to whom I’m referring is considerate and not one to take advantage so I’m not complaining – I just miss my routine.

#FOWC: pressure

Author: KC

I am a cautiously optimistic skeptic, snow-loving, mid-aged dog & nature lover, thinker & writer-of-deep-thoughts or quick, quirky mind-wonderings, tiny-home-dreamer, book-devouring loner.

8 thoughts on “go along to get along”

      1. That is true here; only one person on at a time in my department which is great if one likes autonomy and no one ever gets shorted work hours. My boss is very easy to get along with; he pretty much stays in his office unless he’s in meetings. He doesn’t seem to mind what we do with ‘down time’ as long as the work gets done, educational expectations are done on time, etc. I am so grateful that I now, finally, have a job where I am appreciated.

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