Thursday, February 26, 2009

Territorial...Who, Me?

I am finding I am extremely territorial. I didn't realize how much until recently. As you know, I have my new coworker, Kaye, who also happens to be an extremely good friend of mine... maybe even my best friend.

She was hired to help me because the work load is growing and growing.

People, I can't release control! I don't want to give her my work. I have fantastic relationships with my customers - we've built an amazing rapport and the thought of releasing it into the care of another - even my best friend, well, it's killing me!

The bad part is - I want MORE!

I cannot let go.

Do you find yourself wanting to "be in charge?" or are you one of those "go with the flow" types? I think you can be both. I need to find a balance.

Now, I better grab that line before somebody else does!


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I don't go with the flow and I am the perfect example of self-employed: boss and employee and creative director in one. But thank goodness the missus does the books. Any way you can carve off a chunk of your work, like a certain territory or a certain type of customer?
I really admire your work ethic though, and I am glad you work with your friends.

Betty said...

I like being in charge of how much I give to my co-worker. But you´re right, it´s a balancing act!

Ritch in Love said...

I'm a really easy going wife. As for a flight attendant: I firmly believe in doing it right the first time! I love my job and when I work with a cocky new flight attendant that has been online 6 months or less and it drives me crazy!!!! I must control the situation...because I don't want our company to look bad or (selfishly) our crew!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I am exactly like that. I feel I have to be involved in everything.

Susie said...

I know...we take such ownership in what we do, don't we?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving such sweet comments! I hope to see you back there soon:-)

Wep said...

OMG this is so happening to me right now. My friend works with me, and it is SOO hard to give projects from client's I've had to him. But I'm trying. And it does eventually feel good. But it's hard.

MissKris said...

I love my best friend Lizzee and have for the past 42 years...but I don't think we'd work well together. Work friendships are one thing, cultivated on the job and usually lasting as long as the job does. But 'real life' friendships are best left just the way they are, I've found. I hope you and your friend are able to keep it afloat.

Debbie Y. said...

You can be both. Sometimes I feel as if I do one more thing I will explode, that is my have to be in charge of everything mode and then when I have had enough, I mellow out into the go with the flow thing or I guess I would just have a melt down. So I have highs and lows.

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