Category Archives: Work

Working with Children

Well, it’s been about a year and a half since my last post.  So, time to post again.  Since we last spoke, I’m now a Dad.  And it’s not new either.  March of 2017 he was born.  It amazes me how priorities change.  Yet I’m still doing my side-business plus full time job, which is kinda crazy.  And my side business is doing well, which is great, but makes timing of things difficult.

Hello, my name is Kyle, and I’m a workaholic.

The important thing I found out is to push pause and hang out with the wife and kid.  Time management was something I always wanted to learn, but after all the mathematical equations and talking to Quantum Physicists, it turns out that my only two options are really either clone myself or find a way to slow down the passage of time, while still functioning at the same rate.

I’m close to solving the latter; cloning is just way to complicated.

In any event, that’s it for now.  My almost one year old is asleep so I figured I’d sneak in a quick post before I go be human (shower, get dressed, eat lunch, watch Lost, etc).

Positive Motivation

Have you ever had a conversation with someone and by the time you left that conversation you felt… energized?

At work I have a job.  I “head” the technology office.  I’ll spare the exact title, but that’s what I do.  I have a job description, with various responsibilities and tasks.  But what I am at the core is a resource.  And I feel like I’ve been doing a poor job at making myself available.

Part of the problem is, with me and my two coworkers, there’s three of us and about 350 staff members to support.  Most of my “direct” resources go to Administration.  That is, after all, the building that I’m assigned to.  But I feel like I’m not “out there” enough to really feel what the needs are.  I have my work order portal that tells me where the big problems are, and what to prioritize, but I don’t interact with people much.

Should I? Can I? How do I make the time for that?

This is going to be a tricky balancing act.  But again, after the conversation I had (that concluded just a few minutes ago), I feel like I can make a difference.  I should be working harder.  I have more that I can give.  I don’t know when I can do it… but I really feel like I can help more people then I currently do.

Headed Down The Shore

I don’t have time for this! It’s a strange sensation.  I know I need to step away from my work from time to time. But I get an anxious and stressed out feeling immediately before and afterwards. Is it worth it?

Hello, my name is Kyle, and I’m a workaholic.

I am not sure where I went wrong here.  I know in High School I had difficulty saying no. Now I head up the Technology Department at work and it seems as if all I do at work and outside of work is work!  Granted, this time of year and for the next couple of months is really our busy time.  And don’t get me wrong, I love the work I do.  There’s just so much of it.

i had a conversation with someone the other night who told me how he wanted his tech people at his work to share information, processes and knowledge with each other so that not one person kept this information to themselves.  That’s great in a Pollyanna type world, but I can’t seem to a) find the time to accomplish  a task like that, and 2) everyone else in my department has their own nonsense to take care of.

For now, I’ll just keep up the had work I guess!