Friday, January 8, 2010
Us weather guys are natural multi-taskers, so when I looked over and saw this scene, I just couldn't resist grabbing my camera and getting the shot. The ironic thing is, we were actually working pretty hard this morning ... even at the time this picture was taken. But even when we're busy, we can usually still find a few minutes to catch up on the news ... or in this case MMA / Boxing results. ;-)
I've been doing this job for 20 years now, and there are definitely times when life can get a little hairy. Especially during bad weather. But over the years, no matter how busy it's gotten, I've always been able to find at least a few minutes during the day in which to "goof off". I think it's a necessary evil. It's hard to concentrate if all you do it work ... gotta give the brain a break from time to time.
As a boss, I try to take the same attitude towards the people who work for me. I'm not a clock watcher, and I'm not a micro manager. I don't really care exactly how someone goes about doing their job, as long as they produce good results.
I do however, have one little pet peeve that I let my guys know about right up front ...
If you don't get a project or task finished, tell the instructions weren't clear, tell me you forgot, heck if you want to be really honest, tell me you just blew it off. But don't EVER, EVER, EVER tell me "I didn't have enough time".