Saturday, December 29, 2012

Why It Sucks to Be a Boss

I've come to a realization that I need to suck a little more and be awesome just a little less.

I would get paid more.

See, I get paid hourly at the barn. More than minimum wage, so thats pretty nice. There are 17 horses there and I have to do the usual: bring in, feed, turn out, clean stalls, waters, hay, drag rings and sweep. It sounds like a lot...and it kind of is.

My problem is not the amount of work, but how efficient I am. Its kind of ridiculous. I've always been the kind of person to make one trip and do as many things as possible and have it be difficult/annoying than make several small, easy trips. In anything- school, errands...barn. I take pride in it actually. I feel like its one of my "sellable" skills (resume lingo?).

Its proving to be detrimental to my wallet.

Whereas the other workers rack up 4-5 hours every shift, I'm there 3 or less. AND I do just as good a job, sometimes better.

Multitasking here is not my friend and being efficient is cramping mah style. I've come to the conclusion I need to dial the boss meter back a few notches and maybe I will start to see a little more cash flow.

Tried it yesterday and it was painful. I hated it. I felt so awkward taking my time, walking slower, not piling the manure precariously (to make less trips), not making giant trips stacking hay on sawdust, not taking 2 horses out to pasture at a time, etc etc...but I ended up being there for 4 hours. Better than 2.5? Maybe. But I don't think I can do it long term.

It sucks being legit.

3 comments:

  1. I hear you! I work the same way and it is always a trial...work less hard get paid more?? I see it ALL the time. Kills me actually.

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  2. Haha, yeah. That would suck. I get paid hourly, but I tell myself that by doing the best job in the least time possible, I'm setting myself up to get more hours...

    Let's not think to hard about that one.

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  3. I'm the EXACT same way!!!! In fact it drives me crazy that my coworkers aren't as efficient... lol!

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