October 13, 2008… A Monday I had been called
into a supervisor’s office and asked my honest opinion about the day to day
operations in the department.Pressed
for my honest opinion, I gave it and some suggestions for opportunities for
improvement with it.Because, naturally,
a problem without a solution is just a complaint.
Despite having asked for my opinion and received it quite professionally, the
only response she would muster was – and I remember it like it was yesterday – “things
just aren’t going to get any better.” At that moment, I
decided that I could no longer remain in that situation and began shopping my resume
around the company for a situation that would not land me under one of those “well
at least we have a job”-ass supervisors.
My problem was my effectiveness.I can
have a laundry list of complaints about something, but if it is what I am
tasked with doing to be sure to it that my mortgage gets paid, then I am
turning over GOD level work every
time I clock in.In such, she…
Needless to say, for reasons not related to basketball, we have reached the close of one of the most interesting NBA seasons since the halcyon days of dudes who played in shorts that covered less than most dudes’ briefs do in 2011. Strangely, though, it had so little to do with actual basketball!
“The decision/the ‘new big 3’ in Miami” “Where will Melo go?” “Where did these San Antonio Spurs guys come from?” “Why are the Bulls this good this fast?” “Why aren’t the Celtics and Lakers as good as we thought they were?” “Anyone seen Steve Nash lately?” “That Blake Griffin guy sure can dunk!” “Kevin Love… How’d we miss THAT guy!?”
I really could carry the list on and on, but I try to limit myself to 5 million words or fewer in these posts… So never mind the drama that kept us watching basketball this year in the void that might be football (and basketball, by the way) in the coming fall/winter. Let’s talk about what we’re to be looking at ahead of us, here…