IN WHICH I pontificate about the system in which I work

I’m On A [KGO] Radio

I was on the radio last night with Gene Burns. This was the first time I ever called into a radio show and I was quite nervous. I am one to constantly question my expertise, even though I assert myself as confident and sure of my answers. Putting my ideas out there on the radio, impossible to edit, revise, or rethink, is a scary thing. What if I don’t get my ideas right? What if I completely lose my logic? Worst of all, what if I end up contradicting myself!?
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It’s The System, Stupid

Call it what you will, justify it all you want, when you get a pink slip (even when it’s printed on white paper) it will still feel like you aren’t good enough. It will feel like all of your work has been for nothing. Those late nights you stayed to get the last little bit finished? Meaningless. Those hours that you poured over material for tomorrow, making sure everything is perfect and ready? Insignificant. All the lunch hours you didn’t eat in favor of staying at your job to help out those people that desperately needed your help? You should have gone to SubWay. All the time you wish you could have spent with your family, but instead was spent with papers and a red pen, grading, evaluating, and editing work? Apparently, you made the wrong decision. Read more of “It’s The System, Stupid