I’ve had the boss from an old summer job in my head this week, chastising me for letting several days go by without a post. I can hear him asking what’s taking so long, and I explain to him that on top of organizing my 1994 cards and entering 2015 sets into my card database, I’ve been coming up with posting ideas, researching, writing, scanning, feverishly working on customs… but he just tells me that I shouldn’t confuse effort with results.
It’s at this point that my mentally-conjured boss turns to walk away and I make a rude gesture at his back.
This is all a form of mea culpa for my meager output of this past week… I guess I have to “work smarter, not harder”.
For now, at least, I’m going to take “work smarter, not harder” to mean that I should post four somewhat unusual cards that had been scanned for post ideas that didn’t work out. When life gives you lemons, post oddballs.
Getting back to bosses, it’s been a while since I’ve had a boss that spouted aphorisms. Most of my recent bosses tend towards buzzwords, many of which involve incorrectly turning nouns into verbs and verbs into nouns: “We’ve got to do some decisioning on the spend”.
What are your favorite boss-isms or buzzwords?