Friday, September 27, 2013

The Problem With Working At A Church

There was a ladies night planned and I was really, really sure that I wanted to go.  I craved the social bit of it: the laughing and the chatting and the eating and the break from real life...

BUT, it was being held where I work.  And I just don't want to hang out where I work.  I spend all day there.  I get paid to hang out in my pretty little office and create pretty things with my laptop and my over-achieving need to make everything just right.  And when the day ends, I pack everything up and say goodbye to whoever is left and make the freedom run...

Listen, I can love the snot out of my job but that doesn't mean I'm not happy to go home.  It feels good to stick a pin in a day, know it's a job well done, and leave knowing I don't have to come back through those doors for a good pile of hours.

Unless there's an event.

The stupid thing is that they could have planned the very same thing and held it in a coffee shop or a bingo hall or a garage (for goodness sake) and I probably wouldn't have thought twice about going.

I know I would have had fun.  I know it would have been time well spent with people I really enjoy and I would have come away glad that I had gone.  I know I'm being stupid.  But think about it...do you want to hang out where you work?  


8 comments :

  1. I think it's an introvert thing too (would you consider yourself an introvert?). I like people but I get socially exhausted quickly.

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  2. I am an introvert x1000!!!! ;)

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  3. I understand your point of view :)

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  4. I absolutely get it!

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  5. Wholeheartedly agree. Even Sunday morning services can feel a whole lot more like work (because they are!) than a personal spiritual experience.

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  6. Huh, I had never really thought about it that way. I think the best decision is to hold more events in garages.

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    1. Nothing like a good ol' garage party! :)

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  7. :( boo we missed you. I totaly get it. It is SO hard to find alternate places where people will still come.
    Maybe if we had the budget to rent places... lol maybe Lyndsay can up our budget a lot.... ;)

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