That's because I have other things that take up my time like projects around the house, work and attempting to get back into marathon running shape. Also, I've learned that hammering out 500+ words on a post is one thing, but it helps if there is a good picture to go along with and if I can through in a good SEO headline all the better. Yuck, that is a lot of work and sometimes I'd rather not bother.
Some things I struggle with: A short time ago the carpenter that was working on my neighbor's deck asked me what I do for a living. I told him I'm an application manager and he asked me: "What's an application?"
I really don't know what to do when this comes up and it comes up in various forms more often than it should. I'll be at a party and someone is making small talk or I'll run into a friend I haven't seen in a long time and they have a non-Corporate America type job. I'd say 80% of the time a simple "I work in IT" gets the job done. But every so often I run into someone who just has to really, really understand what it is I do and cannot accept a throw away answer like "I work in Information Technology."
Everyone knows what a doctor is and what a lawyer does. And while they really don't know the day-to-day activities, they can make a good enough guess of what an accountant or an administrative assistant does. But a lot of Corporate America titles in no way, shape or form describe the mind-numbing, soul-sucking tasks we perform.
Is it really my job to fill in the gaps in the knowledge/experience of the carpenter who probably never spent any time in a white collar office environment? Or the massage therapist or self-employed translator that doesn't know the inner workings of CA?
And while we are on the subject things I struggle with is asking people for help. One of the reasons I struggle is when you tell someone your problem, they usually suggest a course of action based on the elevator pitch you made summarizing your problem.
The other frustration is filling in the back story necessary to bring someone up to speed, especially if I've told the story before. Contrary to popular belief, I don't expect anyone to memorize every aspect of my life. However I feel if you are compelled to ask me the same question more than a half dozen times, maybe, just maybe you should allocate a brain cell to remembering the details so you don't have to bug me a 7th time.
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