||[Jun. 12th, 2007|11:23 pm]
|||||GTA Vice City - Cory Hart - Sunglasses At Night||]|
I don't know why I'm irritated with this. I know I'm probably making a mountain out of a molehill, and that I'm probably being overly sensitive. I know nothing's being explicitly said yet, but I guess it's me getting a wee bit territorial.
Basically, I've said this before in other sorts of rants previously. But I have many responsibilities and roles. I have had to act in all sorts of capacities, and to stay sane, I prefer to keep them separate. I.e. I will have my various hats on - only one hat to a head at a time, and I only have one head.
It's the only way I could work as a committee member on scifi, on lgbt, on pagansoc... just as I have my interests as a student, which is potentially separate from my own core interests (although I've not noticed that so much, but going into Final Year, I don't doubt it will happen).
Working with professionals, they understand that. They understand, that what I do outside of the scope of my work is my own unless there is a direct conflict of interest. Basically, the general rule is, if there is no conflict, there's no problem. But there is no right for
Similarly (and I reckon I could represent this with some Boolean Algebra, or vector maths, but I can't be arsed right now) if there is a convergence of interests, while I act in another capacity, another party cannot order me to do something and expect me to do it.
I.e. let's say, I go on a holiday to Lanzerote. Sun, for instance, cannot ask me to conduct a deal to sell a bunch of machines while I'm there. That time there would be my own, even if Sun was to completely fold if they did not get machines sold in that area. There would be an incidental convergence of interests from Sun's point of view, but it does not mean that they can use me to that end, unless I was to turn around and say "Hey, I'm heading over there anyway... want me to sell machines?" (Even though I'm not a saleperson - I'm a quality engineer).
Please note, I used Sun as a hypothetical example, I do not have a gripe with Sun on this.
Basically, what's irking me is that I've been working with professionals for so long that I forget that not everyone knows those lines. These people have tested my lines before, and they're not bad people, but I really want to hammer into them that the lines exist.
Personal space, it exists people. Hats and roles, they exist. I am reluctant to step out of that. I don't want to influence people, in fact I try to be very aware of that. I guess I do ask too much for others to be aware of that. Even if you want to hint that I do something in a private capacity, I might actually be up to it, but don't do it in the arena, that's something for a quiet discussion, because otherwise I'll have to do my best to restrain myself from putting you right back in your place, and if you're a nice person, I really won't want to do that.
Face it, Aoife, you don't always work with professionals.