Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Poor, poor pitiful me

I screwed up at work a few weeks ago, and it's just now coming to light. Everyone is being very nice about it: "I understand how it happened," etc., but they would be well within their rights to not be. I screwed up.

I screwed up.

This is not a good time for screw ups. Not with the rumors flying that the client may be considering giving us less, not more, work. It was sloppy and ugly and irresponsible of me to give them a reason to place a black mark beside our name.

"It's not that big a deal." Yes, it is. The client shouldn't expect to have to do my job. Grammar and spelling are my job here. I must be more careful going forward.

We're having a meeting today at 2:00, in a small group, to discuss how to make sure this doesn't happen again. I'm not looking forward to it. I was told that the point of the meeting was to discsuss process, not to just "point a finger at you," but I'd be OK with it if they did.

I hate this.


  1. Oh no, I've been there, though perhaps not on a project so high-profile and important to your continuing employment. It's embarrassing under the best of circumstances ... here's hoping your meeting goes well and is productive instead of just a finger-pointing session.

  2. Hope the meeting went well. I can so relate to the feeling.

  3. Oh, that's a miserable feeling. I completely empathize. I hope your meeting went well. Hang in there!

  4. That's never a good way to start a day....I'm sure things will work out fine. Everybody makes mistakes. Let yourself off the hook. You're probably being harder on yourself than anybody else is.


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