Thursday, October 21, 2010

What are the 3 Most Frustrating Things?

Some of us love our jobs, some of us hate our jobs, and the rest of us just accept them.  Each of us, however, faces challenges and irritations on the job.

What frustrates you?  What makes you grind your teeth?  What makes you wish you could be king or queen for a day and simply CHANGE things?

Go that you're thinking about it, why don't you share the 3 most frustrating things about the business world.

If you make a comment, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Taking the Mystery Out of Business.


  1. If I was still working as an academic, they'd be:
    1. Interminable meetings.
    2. Colleagues who had no notion of what the real world (with things such as poverty in it) was like.
    3. Bureaucracy.

    Now I'm freelance, it's:
    1. Clients who can't be bothered to work out what they want you to say on their behalf and are content to dump a pile of brochures and/or technical manuals in your lap and say 'You'll find it in there'.
    2. The time-wasting involved in waiting for approval by committees.
    3. The inability of (especially upper) management to recognise writing as a distinct profession deserving the same respect as engineering, geology and all the other things they rely on.

  2. When I was "on the job," so to speak, what was going on was always a mystery.

  3. Bill, I definitely hear you when it comes to clients who want us freelance writers to figure out what it is they want us to write!

    Herb, It's a good thing you've always loved a good mystery, eh? Hope all is going well!