I want to talk today about work ethics because I need to get some things off my chest.

I was raised to work hard.  When you have something to do, dig in and get it done.  Don't play around because that just puts off the inevitable (and makes your dad really mad!).  Do it right the first time because if you try to cut corners, you will just have to go back and do it right eventually (and you will make your mom really mad!).

When I am working, I am very proud of the fact that I put in my full time.  I work hard and I work fast.  In the office, there are others who are not so concerned with their time.  They like to talk.  A lot.  Now, remember there is a reason why I became an accountant.  I am not a talker.  I like sitting alone and working.  These women will talk for a full half hour after they get to work.  It drives me nuts.  They also have to take care of their farms on Farmville. 

And then at 10:30 they start talking about lunch.  Where are they going to go and who is going to go and get it (don't get me started on the fact that they are eating out every single day.  How can they afford it?).  Finally around noon they go and get the food and go down to the conference room and eat lunch and talk some more for about 45 minutes.  Meanwhile, I eat my lunch that I brought from home at my desk in about 10 minutes.  I have too much work to do to take 45 minutes off. 

This all drives me absolutely nuts.  They all complain about how much work they have to do, but I don't see them doing much about it. 

Thank you.  I am very carefully stepping down off my soap box now.


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