September 24, 2003
This is a somewhat random post but I was just inspired by an email from my boss to think of the topic. I'm indecisive. I think. Ok, that's actually one thing I've decided on. I think it's genetic. I remember taking one of those personality color tests with my family, and one of the questions asks you if you are indecisive. My mom asked out loud, "Am I indecisive?" She didn't realize the irony of the question, but we got a good laugh. But I'm rambling...So I just got an email from my boss asking me if I wanted to go back down to Los Alamos for some work. It made me chuckle inside, because it's another battle of indeciveness. I think he's just as indecisive as me (or a tiny bit less so). Don't get me wrong, he's a fantastic guy and we get along great, but he often asks me what I want to do about something. I'll give a suggestion or two, hoping he'll make a decision, but it always turns into a business-level version of "I don't know; what do you want to do?...I don't care; what do you want to do?" It's not uncommon for us to have these discussions, and we're both pretty easy to please, so I'll often hope he'll just make the decision for me, which he generally ends up doing after a couple rounds. While I'd like to go back down to NM, I'm not sure if there's a really good reason, so I'm hoping he makes the call. Therefore, in my response, I told him the things I had going back here and then added that I certainly wouldn't mind going back down. I figured that'd make it easier on him, and in fact, I got an email back saying he'll have my new clone go down instead. Is anyone else here indecisive?
Posted by charr at 10:47 AM
Umm...I am not sure. Let me get back to you on that one.
Darn it all, Carly stole my funny line and now I can't decide what to write.
Maybe sometimes, but only when I'm expected to answer a question. I'm pretty sure about that, I think.Seriously, I am indecisive when it comes to my boss, too. Of course, I do it on purpose. He only wants me to make a decision so that he can point to me when something goes wrong. I refuse to become his target; I give him a zillion options and make him decide which he wants.
I am NOT indecisive unless I'm in front of the refrigerated wheel of death in the breakroom when I've forgotten to bring a lunch.
It comes and it goes. Today- Very decisive
only when the decision involves me...I'm very decisive on behalf of others...