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Saying NO

June 15th, 2008 at 09:56 pm

I have to get up early tomorrow. I work from 0530-1000, taking over someone elseís shift. It was supposed to be from 0900-1330 but I was asked to come in earlier. Oh well, the earlier I come in, the sooner I can get out! With its monotony, work has turned into drudgery. Four hours = 4 tanks of gas.

It feels like everyone at work is targeting me Ė when they want to trade shifts/try to get me to work for them, they come straight to me. Maybe they think I will because I donít have a family, Iím single etc. Whatever Ė I do have a life and I am going to live it. Itís just so irritating!!! I donít want to be there 24/7, just like Iím sure they donít want to be! Every time I see someone walking up to me with the schedule in their hands, I think: ughÖ. what do you want now??? GO AWAY!!! My days off are mine! I donít know why people think they are so entitled to it. Maybe itís because I said yes once Ė which is a big mistake because if you say yes one time they will keep coming back. There are a couple of repeat offenders. If they donít want to work they should just quit!!!

Maybe I should have a list of excuses prepared. No wait, I donít owe them anything! From this point on I just need to keep saying NO, and to stop feeling guilty when I say it. I need to exercise my NO muscle. The more I do this I think the easier it will get.