It’s unfortunate that I am so elated that I won’t have to be at work for three days in a row.
At the same time, though, it just goes to show that I have better things to do with my time than deal with these [insert irritated nickname here].
It’s kind of bizarre. I’m on a contract with a company that is a wreck. As some of my fabulous friends say, they are a hot mess. The people who have been there the longest can’t seem to get anything done. They just don’t seem to want to work.
Yet the folks who can get things done — the rock stars and peak performers — are treated like crap because we expose the ineptitude of the long-timers.
Boo – effing – hoo.
It’s interesting that with each passing day, I see more clearly how well I really do work, compared to others. And how poorly others do, compared to me. I’m not getting all conceited, I just have never actually compared myself to others favorably — I always gave myself the short end of the stick, and I never thought much of my abilities.
That’s changed, in the past few years. I can see objectively now, that I do know how to be effective and efficient, while a lot of others don’t.
I had lunch with a former colleague the other day, who was recently the CEO of some hot-shot company. They left that position to go do some personal projects, and they’re fighting off executive recruiters who are trying to get them into a new CEO job at one of the region’s top companies worth something like $150 million or somesuch. They’re in demand, which is always usually nice.
The thing is…. though they are a friend and they are connected… they are not very smart. They don’t have the spark, the quickness, or the drive that you’d think a top performer would have. And yet…
Well, they did go to the right schools, and they are connected in the business community, so that works in their favor.
And they are a good friend to have, simply because of that.
It just always surprises me, when not-very-smart people who can’t do their jobs, are put in charge of big projects. Like… everywhere.