Sunday, April 20, 2014

Me. And Them.

I'm really enjoying The Disappeared by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
Over the years I've learned things about myself. One thing I've learned is that I'm a terrible employee. Do not hire me. I mean, unless you want something to get done. Otherwise you don't want me. I talk back. I'll make fun of your bad decisions. I won't really respect your authority and if I have any suspicion that you're incompetent I will... er... let you know.
I've learned these things about me.
One thing I've learned about me which does super-duper not apply to other people is that I don't need a deadline.
And to my detriment I will hit and not exceed a budget. (I've learned since that sometimes budgets are made arbitrarily with "There's only $200 for this" when in fact we need to spend ten times that and all the other departments will insist on that too.) So I don't even know when to argue for and against things as an employee.
But other people -- other people are different. Most people like and work toward deadlines.*
I cannot express how much this screen grab cracks me up.
Anybody else notice that chlorine makes your skin really smooth? Just me? Okay then...
This year's best album is Passages to Safety by Cavallo.

*I've almost never delivered a movie on time. But that's not a matter of doing a task on time. And... I'm working on it.

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