“It’s like Day of the Dead around here.” “Yeah, it is.” Every cubicle farm you’ve ever walked through is a weekend away from being completely dismantled. We holed up in the command center bunker room because everything else not tied down was gone. My makeshift operation was as cluttered as could be, cables everywhere; chaotic. Through all that, and “if HR heard me coughing this bad, they’d send me home sick,” we completed the project…
Last week might have been a good indication I wasn’t feeling my best, and trying to readjust in order to get back on track. Thursday afternoon I caught something fierce. I’m going to go to sleep soon because without nearly enough recuperation time, it’s back to the grind, with hopefully the worst of the illnesses out of the way, I still have some adversity ahead of me.
When I’m sick, it’s like I’m at half speed. No energy. No drive to create anything creative, no coherent thinking, and no certainly motivation to do anything functional. Thursday afternoon, I noticed a bit of a sore throat. Friday morning, I was already in the thick of it. No room for days off on this project, so I showed up and did my best, even though it was perhaps clear I shouldn’t have been there at all.
Consider this yesterday’s post. “How many customers do you meet per day?” “About ten and I might meet around fifty people per day.” One manager told me about tracking sick calls per department, for sport, because of how interesting it seemed that one area would get sick, then the next, and I suppose it’d be practical because of how it affects his teams. How do I deal with the professional hedgehog’s dilemma of interacting with people that brought their sick to work?
When you don’t feel 100%, go to bed early.
Last week’s goals were basically about taking it easy through the fall sickness that seems to be a popular occurrence in technology departments. I’m mostly over the hump. So about that something dramatic…
With this past week off, I’m proud to say every hour helped me reach a goal, with either my business, this portfolio, my hobby website, or general chores. Rest. No no laziness.