Missing work at my job is a "no no". Not because they don't give us sick time, but because there is so much work that one person has to do and to put all that work on 4 or 5 other people is difficult to have to think about. We are all so stressed at my job that you would think that we were in real estate or stock brokers. In reality, what causes our stress is not the economy, but not being able to leave at the end of the day and feel like we've put 100% into our job. Don't get me wrong, all of us give 200% to our job, but are only able to accomplish possibly 50% of it each day. When leaving at the end of the day, I can't think of one fellow employee that believes they have finished or completed all that they have needed to do. It's not a good feeling, knowing that you are leaving things unfinished.
Many of us speak to people during the day that that treat us like pieces of $hit. They do not know or realize the work that we do on a daily basis. There are many of them that are not understanding, and they shouldn't have to be. They are paying for a service that we tell them they are paying more for because of the fact that they have an individual specialist handling all aspects of their payroll/taxes, etc., but in fact one specialist is dealing with 250 or more clients, so how are we supposed to provide what we promise? We can't. It's extremely frustrating.
So, my goal for today is to do the best that I can possibly do and to REALIZE that what I am doing IS the best that I can possibly do. Doing all that I can, is all that anyone can truly ask from me, isn't it?