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    Senior Member tinker683's Avatar
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    Default At work: Feeling like I'm constantly ahead of everyone else.

    Am I the only one who feels this way?

    I swear...I sometimes feel like I'm the only one who is switched on and am ten steps ahead of everyone else and I'm *constantly* having to slow down and hold peoples hands.

    It's frustrating!!! I feel like Walter from the Big Lebowski!

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    (The purpose of this post is for me to vent and see if anyone has similar frustrations, FYI)
    "The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it."
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    Change job to a more challenging one.

    FYI, in my experience, it's better to feel like you're constantly ahead of everyone rather than the opposite, so...enjoy it while you can
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Change job to a more challenging one.
    I'm the co-owner of the this business and it's doing well for itself, so I'd rather not explore that avenue just yet

    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    FYI, in my experience, it's better to feel like you're constantly ahead of everyone rather than the opposite, so...enjoy it while you can
    I know, and I agree. It's just....GAAAH!! I feel like everyone around me is half asleep and I'm on speed or something. It's not just my employee's, it's the vendors and contractors I work with. It's like, "Well...do you want to make some money OR NOT!?!? LET'S GET TO IT ALREADY!!!!"

    I feel somewhat bad for my employees, they have to put up with my 1-wingish-SJ-nonsense
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    Okay, then I think you should either give more money to your co-workers, or choose them more wisely :P
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    Rofl. I feel like I'm ahead sometimes. I don't have that w1 thing going on though. If I'm ahead then I try to help get others caught up, and if we're all caught up then I usually kick back and I lazily dabble at something and have pleasant conversations.

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    no, but really i'm a little jealous of your problem.
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

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    Ah, the perils of being the smartest person at the office.

    I have so little experience, in my job, that I'm usually not ten steps ahead of everyone else -- however, if I were here longer, I definitely would be in the same boat. And I can't count the number of times I've wanted to yell "How have I noticed this problem after SIX MONTHS when you haven't noticed it for FIVE YEARS??"
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    Create incentives for more speedy work (money is not the only one).

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    What do you do for work ?

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    I just came across this site: http://www.officevibe.com/

    Seemed relevant.

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