Thursday, January 29, 2015

Attitude Adjustment

Blogger World, for the past couple of weeks my attitude has sucked. I apologize for the language, but I cannot think of another word to describe my attitude. 

Transitioning to a new job has been a bigger adjustment than I anticipated. Hey, I know what you are thinking. You are thinking...that's life, get over yourself and he happy you have a job! I know this because that's what I thought when people complained about their new job. I would roll my eyes and think the person was a wimp. Isn't it funny how life can teach you lessons?

Last night, I reached a new low. While on the phone with my mom, I caught myself complaining about work. I was complaining to her that my office was hot. To be fair, it was 80 degrees in my office! If you live in OK you know yesterday was a beautiful day, with temperatures in the 80s. ANYWAY...I was complaining to my mom about the temperature of my office. I was complaining to the lady who has spent her whole life teaching in the public schools. A lady who, for the past five years, has had to buy copy paper for her students. A lady who's heat or AC does not work 75% of the time. A lady who hasn't had a pay raise since 1982!!

Needless to say, I was ashamed of myself. I'm such a wimp! Things get hard and I fold like a cheap deck of cards. I'm better than this; which is what spurred the attitude change. 

Today is a new day!  My attitude has got to change! If I don't like things at work, than I need to figure out a solution. This is a good time to use the things I learned in my Master's classes, and the skills I've taken away from my old job. I need to utilize all the knowledge floating around in my head; and not the worthless Hollywood knowledge. Basically, I need to stop complaining, and figure out some ways to make work life better! It's up to me, not my boss, or new company.

Today is the day! Blogger World, here is to a new day and a new attitude! 


Bone said...

Sorry you've been having a tough time with the new job.

Did you ever figure out the missed calls on your phone?

ann said...

Change is hard! Even good change. The important thing is you have perspective. Just be patient and a little gentle with yourself. We all have those moments- just as long as they're moments and not life-long attitudes. :)

Renee Nefe said...

I know that it is a struggle to find the good when the bad is all around...I've been there.

OK Chick said...

Thank you for the kind words. Yesterday was a much better day. It's amazing how much an attitude adjustment can improve your day.