Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I don't like my job as a Strategic Sales Executive


There are steps I can take that may help me begin to like my job, but I keep putting them off. This is exacerbated by the fact that I am the world's worst procrastinator. Just this morning I looked at a few websites designed to help you stop procrastinating, but I was overwhelmed by the amount of work it would take to do the things they suggest.

I read "The Road Less Traveled" a number of years ago. The author, M. Scott Peck or whatever his Kristian name is, wrote at length about doing clinical therapy for years on end with a woman who could not stop procrastinating at work.

After several years of working with her, he gave up and basically told her "you know what your problem is? You're fucking lazy."


I am doomed.

17 comments:

Beth said...

I'm Beth, fellow procrastinator. Do you ever lie around on the sofa, thinking about how your procrastination is going to get you in trouble and triple your stress level ... and yet still spend the next two hours watching dust dance in the sunlight?

Grant Miller said...

How would you like a job as a Stategic Sales Executive at The Official Site Of Grant Miller? You have the attitude we demand from our employees.

Old Lady said...

The older I get the more I procrastinate. Yeah, I like fucking off!

Coaster Punchman said...

HI BETH! (Said in groupwise 12-step style...) Actually I would never waste my time watching dust dance in sunlight. I prefer to waste my time surfing for random useless web articles such as "how to stop procrastinating" and "test yourself for ADD!" (I have it, the way)

I would take you up on it Grant, but I fear I would also get the salary I deserve. And I can't afford to live on nothing.

Yes Old Lady, I've taken all the "fuck off!" advice way to seriously in my life.

Tanya Espanya said...

You say you're '...the worst procrastinator...' but you're an excellent procrastinator! All those freaks finishing projects and doing stuff are the worst procrastinators.

I see your useless web browsing and raise you a 'taking 42 books out of the library on writing and then not reading them, and still not writing...'

Megan said...

CP, I'm busy reading blogs so can you please plan my lesson for tomorrow and grade these quizzes I gave on Friday? Thanks.

Coaster Punchman said...

Wow Tanya, I'm impressed. I haven't pretended I might read a book on writing since I was a freshman in college. And I'm sure it shows.

OK Megan, but can I wait until "Idol" is over? I promise I'll get to it then.

lulu said...

I was going to come with a clever comment, but that would be too much effort.

(everyone is ADD, some of us just get better drugs)

Coaster Punchman said...

If it can't be clever Lu, how about sarcastic? That comes naturally, doesn't it?

Dino aka Katy said...

i am too a progcrastinator. when you find the cure let me know

Coaster Punchman said...

I would but I probably won't get around to it.

Dale said...

I was going to comment earlier, but you know...

Coaster Punchman said...

Spoken like a pro, Dale. Need a new job?

Bubs said...

CP, what about a job switch? I'll do yours, and you do mine? I think this could work out.

Coaster Punchman said...

Oddly enough Bubs, I do often have the urge to shoot bad people....

Dale said...

I was going to think about a job change but....okay, I'm too lazy to even finish the half assed jokes. I'm sad. And old. And lazy.

Coaster Punchman said...

We don't mind half of a half-assed joke around here, Dale. I guess that would make it a quarter-assed joke?