August 25, 2011

What would you do?

What would you do if you were sick, and you knew you should take the day off your plan, but you felt guilty for not following it?

I went for a walk yesterday instead of a run. I probably shouldn't even have done that, considering how I felt last night. Because I was feverish and physically exhausted last night, I did not do anything today. What I did do is decide I would follow that "just get it done this week" plan. Because I'll be better tomorrow, right? Better enough to do a double workout, because I missed today's.

We will see what happens, but I do like that idea of flexibility in my plan, that if something comes up today I can just do it tomorrow (or plan ahead and do it the day before).

What would you do if a team member jumped all over you and told you maybe you should reconsider your choice of team, because you'd told him you were concerned about getting your portion of the project in on time? Even when you did get it in on time? Would you voluntarily team up with that person again?

I suppose it's my fault for worrying about handing my portion in late, but this guy on my team acted like I was a complete slacker. We have a little history, as we both worked on a piece of the project a few weeks ago and he changed the format on me without letting me know, then expected me to redo what took me all day so it matched his format. He wasn't happy when I said no, he should probably do it himself.

We're in a new class now, and the same team has asked that I participate with them. This person even specifically said he would like me on his team. He is the team leader this time, and I don't trust him. I just don't know how to say no. I also don't know anyone else in the class, so am feeling very much the evil I know vs. the unknown. At least I know how this team works.

What would you do if you bought your significant other a birthday gift in the store, while he was there, and you felt bad that he didn't get to unwrap a surprise gift? Would you buy him something else, even if you knew he would kind of be a little upset (but like it anyway)?

I haven't made up my mind on this one yet...


misszippy said...

I've learned over the years that for me, when I'm sick, I just let the training go. No guilt anymore--I've learned the hard way that a few days off on the front end beat many days off later for not resting.

Hmmm, the birthday gift is a tough one!

Teamarcia said...

I agree, let the training go when you're sick. Pushing through will do more harm than good.
If he really cares he'll have no surprise to open, then I'd get him one.
Sorry about the class team thing. One of the dynamics of working in a group I guess.