Life and work seem to be an inextricably complicated series of equations. It’s our job as Superheroines to do the math and make everything balance, figure out what x stands for, and show our work. I was never meant to be a mathematician, but I have the uncanny ability to do practical math in my head faster than it takes me to get out a calculator. I’m a nerd about percentages, but you would be too if you loved a sale as much as I do!
Armed with these precious skills, I attacked a huge math problem on the Leave Accrual Reports yesterday. It was a task that I had been putting off all month. I sensed that delving into fifteen months worth of someone else’s mistakes was going to be daunting. I spent almost six hours trying to right wrongs, only to have my boss suggest simplifying the solution. In other words, she wanted me to knowingly short-change another coworker her vacation time that she earned fair and square. Doris’ willingness to take shortcuts never ceases to amaze me. I explained that in good conscience I could not go along with her (ill conceived) plan. I feel a sense of accountability when it comes to my work. My name and my word mean a great deal to me, so when I sign-off on something, it is guarantee that the work is accurate and complete.
I may never have been the best at math, but I never cheated my way through it, and I always provided work with my answers. At the end of the day, I need to believe that my struggle adds up to more than the sum of its parts.
Currently playing: Tegan and Sara, I Know I Know I Know