Kevin Spacey in Horrible Bosses -- great movie! My boss is much cooler than this guy.
My boss is big on New Year’s Resolutions. And every year I can count on one of them having to do with whipping me into shape! The week between Christmas and New Year’s I prepare my inbox for the onslaught of e-mails beginning January 2nd. Memos, mandates, “Action Required,” all with that red exclamation point in the header indicating URGENT, the cc to the higher bosses above him. Boss man is taking no prisoners. Better hop to it, if I like my job!
I do like my job. In fact, I love it! But just like big fat Aunt Bertha, there’s a whole lot of it to love.
Technically, I have 3 jobs. My title has not one but two slashes in it: Assistant Program Director/Music Director/Midday Air Personality. And I fought hard for every one of those titles! I just don’t think anyone, not even my boss, realizes what that means to me on an average workday. What am I talking about, I’ve NEVER HAD an average workday!
I won’t bore you to tears with the details of what I do behind the scenes here at KRZ, but suffice it to say I haven’t had a lot of time to blog. This troubled me enough to bring it up with my boss once. Do you know what he told me? “Maybe you just need to do it from home.” Really??? That might be possible if my 1-year-old daughter wasn’t so possessive about where Mommy spends her attention. Just last weekend I was on the phone wishing my mother a Happy New Year when Savannah lobbed a rather weighty plastic toy monkey upside my noggin!
“So do it when she goes to bed!” I hear your perfectly reasonable solution. Problem is, that’s the time I indulge lazily in luxurious hobbies such as eating, bathing, cleaning my toddler-destroyed house, or passing out from exhaustion.
But my boss doesn’t want to hear excuses. Not in the New Year! His outrage justifiably screams from my inbox, “We have people going to our websites, clicking on your blog posts and they see something 6 months old. That’s a joke… I am not trying to be preachy, but these are content areas on out sites that need to be met…Please put it in your task list…”
To be fair, my last blog post was a little more than TWO months ago!
But The Man has laid down the law. Blog or Die. And so I will blog with the only time I have to myself all day -- in the studio, on the air, while the music is playing. And I will blog about whatever comes to my warped little mind. Short of giving away trade secrets or libelous character assassinations, there will be no holds barred.