The week

This will be a weird week.  I've got 20 hours remaining on the job.  It is entirely my commitment to commitment that drives me.  I'll make maybe $350 or so for the time but it is the fact that I put it on the schedule and said I'd do it that keeps me there.  They've got plenty of people and don't really need me, I would not be missed.  

The company for which I work has other gigs and I've never left a position burning bridges behind me.

But it will be hard.  The funny thing is I don't mind the people who call in.  It is a fun dance especially if they start out a little annoyed.  I've only had two people who were oil to my water or whatever.  I was not going to jolly them up no matter how I danced or sang.  But even the ones who start out all angry and in their righteous self mode are kind of fun to manage.  They are suckers for empathy and once you can fake that... well, you know.  Nearly everyone only wants someone to listen to them and try to help.  I should be a counselor..  well, maybe not.

Turns out I'm fairly good at the job.  I wrote the most senior person in my somewhat of a chain of command to say that I needed to move on.  Her comment was that I was not only exceeding the standards of my training group I was meeting or exceeding the standards of the people who had the most experience.  My only negative was that I was using too much ACW (after call work) which is what I call solving the problem the customer wants me to solve without keeping them on the line wasting their time when I don't need them to be on the line.

So I'll get through OK.  But it is kind of hard to be very excited about doing something that you are leaving because you don't like doing it.

As they said in the Navy 'that's why they pay you and call it work'.  AKA, get over it. 



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