Comments: Home for Awhile

Being a grown up do suck... glad it's worked out smoothly, though.

By the way, picked up Richard Cheese's "Tuxicity" this eve... great album.

Posted by That 1 Guy at May 15, 2006 11:29 PM

Ahhh Darlin'. I'm sorry you gotta deal with this. But - you're much as it sucks it just part of the whole grown up thing. But damn....

Enjoy the "upside" of the week.

Posted by Tammi at May 16, 2006 01:47 PM

Bravo, Johnny. You make fuck-ups seem valiant & enviable...


Posted by Tuck at May 18, 2006 08:36 AM

Like Tuck said - you're a fuck-up, but a VALIANT fuck-up :-)

Seriously, though, as long as you learn from it, it's just another part of your education, and making the mistake is NOT a reflection on your worth as a human being. I'm glad your boss could see that. There's nothing worse than working for a guy who can't tell the difference between a mistake and a character flaw.

Posted by Harvey at May 18, 2006 11:12 AM

Preaching to the choir here. I had a huge mistake at work. It ultimately was my fault and I'm taking the full responsibility for it. But it sucks.

Posted by Contagion at May 18, 2006 05:58 PM

One of the things taught at "Management School" here at Ford is this;

"Everyone makes mistakes. The quality we are looking for is how a potential manager reacts to the mistake. Is there an attempted cover-up? An attempt to fix it themself? A coordinated focus on fixing the problem? Blame others? These are all possibilities. We don't promote only on success - we need to see how a person reacts when things go badly."

Take that for what it is worth.

Posted by _Jon at May 20, 2006 08:26 PM
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