Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Forum News > The Fire Hydrant


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Jules's Avatar
Jules Jules is offline
Magic, motherf@%$*#!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Indiana
Posts: 7,163
Default Screwing up at work

Gah. I f*cked up at work. Nothing unfixable, but kinda the thing that everyone will know about. I am so mad at myself. I can't believe I did this. It's not even something I didn't know, it's just something I oversaw when I checked it before sending it out.

To make matters worse, when I get mad at myself, really mad, I tend to cry. Which is exactly what I did. In front of the deputy director. Gah. Gah. Gah. With other people around. Everyone tried to make me feel better, but I just feel so stupid.

I want to crawl in a hole. Gah.
__________________
A dog is a miracle with paws.
T-Bone, CGC
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-10-2012, 12:42 PM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is online now
Sit! Good dog.
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,523
Default

In my job, we mess up every day. We promote reflective practice, ie, being able to dissect your own work and learn from it for the next time you encounter it.

**** happens!!!! Crying in work is a pretty regular occurrence in my office, if you haven't bawled in front of a manager, you're not a real social worker!!

It's not so bad in the grand scheme of things, you certainly won't do it again!! One of life's lessons

for the record, yes I have also cried in front of management
__________________
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."


Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-10-2012, 12:48 PM
LindaJD's Avatar
LindaJD LindaJD is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 478
Default

What's awful too is that sometimes when I cry when I get mad, then I get mad at myself for crying. Try not to beat yourself up too much, we all make mistakes here and there. I hope you feel better and don't let this make you lose confidence in yourself. Mistakes are a fact of life and it is a good sign that you care enough to care about making that mistake.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-10-2012, 01:10 PM
ACooper's Avatar
ACooper ACooper is offline
<--------Orson
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: IN
Posts: 27,689
Default

(((((((((HUGS)))))))))))

Screwing up is hard, but I can handle that....it happens to everyone.

Crying at work, in front of higher ups especially, is something I can't take. I've done it of course, but it's the WORST FEELING.
Just remember you try your best and that's good enough. This too shall pass.

((((((MOREHUGS)))))))
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-10-2012, 01:13 PM
Taqroy's Avatar
Taqroy Taqroy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,536
Default

((((((((((((SUPERHUGS))))))))))))))

I'm an angry crier as well. It sucks big time.
__________________


I have a blog!! TeamShortLegs - Last updated 10/13/2013
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-10-2012, 01:43 PM
Doberluv's Avatar
Doberluv Doberluv is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: western Wa
Posts: 21,912
Default

Don't feel too awful if you can help it. Everyone screws up at some point. I will tell you...I f***** up majorly many years ago when I was a medical assistant. . . TWICE! First big boo: A lady came in for a fasting blood sugar test where she had to drink a sugar liquid, then get her blood taken and tested every hour....six times. She sat in the waiting room reading or went for a walk around the block...stuff like that all day in between getting poked and getting her blood drawn. That night, I realized I drew her blood every hour...did all that fine. But I realized, OMG! I forgot to give her the sugar drink! The whole test was for nothing....it wouldn't show how she handled sugar. I had to call her and tell her she had to come back and do it all over again. I wanted to crawl into a hole and die. I didn't tell the doctor. He wouldn't notice. And I was so lucky she was such a kindly, forgiving, patient patient. She said, "Oh that's okay. I don't mind at all...really. I'm really into this book and I don't mind sitting there again, reading." I could have said nothing and the test would have looked like she didn't have a blood sugar problem, but I wouldn't do that. That would really be wrong. So, I fessed up, at least to her, did the test right and it all worked out okay in the end.

The other mistake I made was taking a series of chest x-rays....frontal, lateral and oblique. And I realized I forgot to put the film in the thingy. OMG! She was still waiting in the exam room for the film to develop. I went back and told her the x-rays didn't turn out right, so we have to do it again. I felt so horrible...exposing her to more radiation than was necessary. Those were the two biggest, humongousest, work-related screw-ups of my life.

I don't know if lots of people mess up that badly, but everyone messes up somehow at some point in their lives. So, hang in there. Crying is not a bad thing either. I didn't cry those times because I didn't have time to...had to correct those problems asap.
__________________
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams 1776





"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-10-2012, 01:48 PM
-bogart- -bogart- is offline
Member of WHODAT Nation.
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: South East Louisiana
Posts: 3,165
Default

Just this past month I have had two screw up costing the company about 5000.00 . I fessed up and took the but chewing and cried also. I felt horrid also. It will pass. Huge hugs.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-10-2012, 03:11 PM
smkie's Avatar
smkie smkie is offline
pointer/labrador/terrier
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 54,676
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jules View Post
Gah. I f*cked up at work. Nothing unfixable, but kinda the thing that everyone will know about. I am so mad at myself. I can't believe I did this. It's not even something I didn't know, it's just something I oversaw when I checked it before sending it out.

To make matters worse, when I get mad at myself, really mad, I tend to cry. Which is exactly what I did. In front of the deputy director. Gah. Gah. Gah. With other people around. Everyone tried to make me feel better, but I just feel so stupid.

I want to crawl in a hole. Gah.
When I get mad at all period I cry and I hate it. ((((((((((BIG HUGS and HUGS)))))))) hope time goes by quickly and you can get it behind you. There is nothing I dislike more than than me crying in public...((((MORE HUGS))) and sneaks off to get i dunno..ice cream? I will buy. Whatcha want?
__________________

Go Petie Go Go Who Go!

love comes in many directions with mary


Side by side on the sofa sat three annoyed dogs and one smug cat
and then in came a little white kitten,
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-10-2012, 06:07 PM
Doberluv's Avatar
Doberluv Doberluv is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: western Wa
Posts: 21,912
Default

Smkie! You're back! I'm so glad everything went well.
__________________
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams 1776





"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Ah, I do the same thing, Jules. And what I said on FB is the absolute truth <3

I'll tell you something though -- sometimes the tears are not a bad thing

I worked for an attorney who was a total drama demon. EVERYTHING was a HUGE deal and he'd had enough half-assed support staffers that he'd gotten the idea that the only way to keep everyone in line and keep 'em working and not screwing up was to ride everyone's ass constantly. He yelled, he growled, he groused, he was just generally a real asshat to everyone who worked for him.

Except me.

Because I told him the first week I worked for him, after I'd seen him in action, that if he ever, EVER treated me like that I would burst into tears right there and he'd have to deal with THAT.

The thought terrified him, lol. We got along great.

So, don't be so hard on yourself, especially not for the tears.
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site