Friday, January 27, 2012

Extra Responsibilities

Authored by Rickey Combs

My boss wanted to outfit all of the waiting areas in our office with TVs and
Satellite service. I was the lucky one that was tasked with searching for the
best deal. Needless to say, I was pretty annoyed about this since I was already
swamped with my day-to-day work and didn’t think I would have the time to do a
good job. I constantly feel like I get punished for being the responsible one.
My boss knew he couldn’t ask any of my coworkers to do it since they probably
wouldn’t do a good job anyways.
When I was shopping I came across and decided to purchase our
package from them. I was shocked at how easy it was to buy and get things set
up. I’m glad I didn’t end up making a big stink about having to take on an extra
project. In the end I didn’t have to do that much research and ended up looking
like a superstar to my boss. I guess sometimes it’s just better to shut up and
do what is asked of you. I could have tried to pass it off to someone else but now I have a reason to ask for a bigger Christmas Bonus, which totally works out.