After rereading my last post, I realized that I may have come across as sounding completely incompetent to some of you. Sleep deprived I may be, but incapable I am not. I’m also a bit of an arrogant bastard as you are about to witness. Here is a detailed list of my redeeming qualities for any potential employers out there:
- I am the best damn employee you’ll ever have. I may be a lazy, hungry half-breed at home when I have no obligations to fulfill, but when I’m working I am an “animal” as my classroom neighbor, Sandoval, used to call me. I taught history, was the AVID coordinator, and the Quiz Bowl advisor among many other untitled jobs at the middle school I last worked at. This entailed long hours, not only at work, but also at home and in our community. Many afternoons, evenings, and weekends were devoted to my work and my students. I probably burnt myself out as a teacher by going forth with my job this way, but I think it was the lack of appreciation by the upper echelon that took it’s toll. I do kick ass work, and I expect to be acknowledged for it.
- Everyone loves me. My easy going manner allows me to fit in with practically any social or professional group of people. My style fluctuates with both my mood and who I am associating with. I probably should have been an actor, but to be honest, when you’re a teacher you need to learn to act to keep students engaged. Anyway, I am keenly observant, a gracious listener, and know how to fluff people’s egos with just the right questions. People love to talk about themselves, and I’m good at encouraging them to do so.
- I solve problems with ease. Quiet people are thinkers, and thinkers are good at analyzing all aspects of a problem to find the best solution. In situations where most people freak out, I am the calm and collected person who helps get people out of sticky situation. If we’re ever in an emergency situation together, I’d advise you to stick close to me and do exactly what I say, unless of course you want to die.
- I always meet my deadlines. At times it may be a scramble to the finish, but I always come through in the end with flying colors. Unlike most people, I don’t give lame excuses or blame my inefficiency on others. I believe that the job you do is a direct reflection of who you are, and I always do my damn best.
As you can see, I am nowhere near a hot mess as some of you may have thought after reading my last post. I am simply a practical and realistic person with both arrogant and self-deprecating tendencies. I don’t live in some sort of Disney fantasy world thinking that everything will end up perfect and we’ll all live happily ever after. I don’t blame my problems on other people or believe my fate is up to God. I know what I am capable of, I know what I need to improve upon, and I know exactly how to do it.
Geez, my parents should be extremely proud of how they raised me, because I am now my own Tiger Mom. Watch out Nico!