Monday, July 12, 2010

I don't tell you how to do your job.............

...... so why tell me how to do mine?

I'm going to vent for a second.

So, this lovely Monday morning, I've already had TWO people decide that what I say has no merit and they are going to do what they want to do or what THEY think is best.

Which had me in one of our studios, having a temper tantrum to my best friend, because I'm sick of it.

I don't go around to everyone and tell them how to do their jobs, yet many people find it perfectly acceptable to tell me how to do mine.

We should give away this.

We should promote that.

This contest sucks.

Who cares about that? Why are we wasting our airtime on it?

That's stupid.

You should tell the promoter to give us better tickets.

We need to be doing this better.

We could do that better.

My predecessor was older (in her 50s) and had been doing the job for almost 20 years. She also stomped around the building like a bulldog at least once a day because someone would piss her off. She'd yell and cuss and people were afraid of her temper.

I don't like stomping. It's bad on the knees.

I try really hard not to yell or cuss. Though, I did this morning to my best friend.

So, because I do neither of the above on a regular basis, I'm seen as a doormat who doesn't know how to do her job.

I'm not perfect at my job, but I do know how to do it.

More importantly, I'm good at it.

Yet, people around my building seem to think otherwise.

I'm really over it.

Ideas or constructive criticism are welcome, but telling me what to do is not. Especially when I don't go around telling everyone else what they do wrong.

I need a vacation.


Marianne said...

I mean, indiana isn't a common vacation destination, but I DO have a pool! And it's been really nice here!

I wish I had some advice for you, but I tend to not speak up when people get that way with me, too. But if the people telling you what to do aren't authority figures overlooking your job, you definitely have some lee-way to tell them to shove it.

Of course, in not so many words ;)

Sonya said...

I completely understand! It makes me so mad when that happens! I always figure that as long as it's not my boss, I'm not going to worry about it! Most of the things people pick on seem to be very minor, so I figure I must be doing something right if they are nit-picking because they can't just let it go!

Gina said...

Oh girl, that sucks. Doesn't it feel like when it rains, it pours? Not one person can be rude on a crappy day...everyone is. The upside, for me, at least, is that I usually end up in tears, get it all out, and then feel better. Hope your day has some miraculous turn-around!

Melissa said...

Similar issues here. Mainly my coworkers don't do their job right so i constantly correct their mistakes for them. I only email them when i HAVE TO DO IT b/c it's PRIORITY & then i get a response about how they are so overworked & overwhelmed & if one more thing is put on them! I am like "i am correcting your mistakes DAILY. I only email you if i MUST. & you have a freaking master's degree & make twice the money i do & make more mistakes than anyone. SO SUCK IT UP!"

Vent over. But i totally got ya. It sucks.

Brittany Ann said...

This is one of my HUGEST pet peeves! I'm so sorry, hun! People are horrible sometimes!

Krystal said...

Keep you head up, I know how radio hallways are! You wouldn't have gotten the job if you couldn't do it, so just keep that in mind. =) Good luck!

Lil' Woman said...

Tell them to back the eff off! :)

Emily said...

ugh.. I hate when ppl tell me what to do!! so annoying!!