March 15, 2010
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I was exhausted a few weeks ago by the sheer amount of work that I had to do at my job. I was staying late, getting up early, and even waking up in the middle of the night in a state of stress thinking about what needed to be done, and how in the world was I going to get it done!?!?
Though I normally like my job (you know as much as most people like their job), in the past six months it had devolved into a boring menial task position, one that had me doing repetitive production work instead of actual design (I’m a sr. designer at a small branding agency). The problem was (and still is) that I am good at my job. Too good. I’m the one that people turn to to get the project done in time. I can work faster and more efficient than most people, and thus I often times get stuck doing the mundane tasks (make this powerpoint! do these five changes the client asks for! we have a meeting in 5 minutes and I need you to print and bind these four books!) because I can crank it out in time for the deadline. Usually.