Boogie Blogging Friday

Friday, April 24, 2009
I'm having a craptacularly bad day today from a professional perspective.

I hate it when I make mistakes on designs. I hate it worse when the mistake is in the six figure range. The only bright spot is that I caught the mistake before we delivered our "best and final" deliverable. That doesn't mean the conversation with the customer is going to be any easier, though.

So today I feel like a complete and utter incompetent who would be doing the telephony world a favor if she just stuck her head in an oven. I keep telling myself that a dose of humility occasionally is a good thing, but I'm not really believing it at this point.

It's good I have the Incomparable Boogie™ to keep me company and make me happy. He loves me whether I'm a dumbass or not.

8 comments:

Anne C. said...

Awwww... Sorry to hear you're having a tough day. Boogie perfect to have around in that situation. He thinks you're awesome (and so do I, for that matter).

Making mistakes is not only a dose of humility, it is what humanizes you. My most horrible work experience - the one with the performance review a week into the job - got a tiny bit better when I saw a coworker make a mistake. Suddenly, the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders and I was free to be as good as I could be and not perfect.

Cindi in CO said...

Awwwww, Boogie on his futon...

Bummer about your day.

Random Michelle K said...

No lives were lost right?

So I figure that makes it a good day, even if it's not a great one.

No go take Boogie for a walk, and treat yourself to some chocolate. You deserve it.

Eric said...

That sucks. I hope your weekend is better than your day was.

Janiece Murphy said...

Thanks, guys.

No lives were lost - just a bruised ego.

It really is a good thing to be reminded occasionally that I'm not as smart as I think I am.

The weekend should be better - 40th birthday party for one of our pals, cooking for my Aunt and her family, goofing off on Sunday. That sounds like a good weekend to me...

mom in northern said...

Must run in the family
I can't count...

At least the mistake was caught BEFORE any serious trouble.

Your mistake, as well as my goofous...

Going to treat myself to an early flix on Sunday.

mom in northern said...

ps...

can't spell either...
should be

"flick"

Wendy said...

Oh I feel your pain.

Spent a brief time working in real estate. Made an typo error in a listing one time that showed the agent commission as 3%, should have been 2%. No one, including the agent, caught it until they were at closing...it cost the agent I worked for 1% of his commission, which was nearly $10,000. Ouch.

We've all been there. Keeps us both grounded and on our toes at the same time.

Have some chocolate. Pet the Boogie. Take a deep, cleansing breath and start fixing. At least you have the opportunity to fix your mistake.

Have a great weekend!