Hello beautiful ones,
I had already started on a post titled, “Where are my commenters?” when a few more comments came trickling in. You guys went cold turkey on me on the last post abi? I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t expecting that though. The silence. When the first “sighs” came, I laughed and thought to myself c’est fini. And then Myne’s comment caused a little spark. People wanting to know what she meant by a balance. I don’t know if she’ll reply before this goes up cos I want to know as well. All in all, this was me further testing my writing skills. I’m thinking of becoming a columnist for a mag this year (Do columnists get paid?) I need to start “casting my bread upon many waters”. I’m talking multiple streams of income. This is MY YEAR!! Cc Hitnrunmullings (LOL! In one of her posts she asked what people mean by the statement- “This is my year”or “This is your year”. If anyone has an apt answer for her please head over there).
So, did you enjoy my story? Yes? No? Lara, Nicole, Jemima, Myne and Priscy commended my writing. The most explicit was Lara who said, “you are such a good writer”. I nearly somersaulted when I saw that. That’s what I was looking for. A comment not just on the story but on the writing. I would have appreciated it as well if it was a criticism but I doubt I’d have nearly somersaulted.
Now I’ve got people asking what happened next. Sigh… There was no plan for a second part. No plan at all. There’s still no plan but who knows, this may be the beginning of a series or something. Please feel free to still comment on the story o. I’d appreciate it.
On to my question for today.
Can your boss/supervisor be your friend?
(I’m back to this friendship issue. Maybe as Myne focuses on life and romance, I should just focus on friendship cos it takes up so much space in my heart)
This is the story:
I have 2 colleagues at work who are both on higher levels than I am. One is years older while the other is not but age has nothing to do with levels of hierarchy so that piece of information is slightly insignificant. I don’t do compartmentalising well so I’ve sort of blurred the line between boss and friend. I’ve had deep conversations with both of them and one of them has even slept over at my place a couple of times but I just find it difficult to understand when she switches to supervisor mode and “orders” me to do something or when she has to have things her way and I can’t argue because other colleagues are around and I have to be obedient. I’ve thought to just keep things simple and colleague/supervisor-zone both of them but is that wise? The friendship can work if I learn to compartmentalise right? But I can be sensitive and having a “friend” snap at me just doesn’t sit well with me.
So, to zone or not to zone? Help me.