HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » The DU Lounge (Forum) » I was ENFJ 20 years ago. ... » Reply #10

Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 05:39 AM

10. Chasing profits only for the man with lots of naivety in the country boy.

"That requires that someone keeps good intentions in their heart". Amen.

I had clashes with management numerous times because I always tried to do what's best for the customer - an attitude I inherited from the culture of my youth. Never could outgrow standing up for moral values, LOL. Never got me fired, but instead called out a few times.

Like you, I was a problem solver (me in engineering field service) but I always wanted the solutions to be long-lasting and achieved using sound technical practices. Management always wanted everything done fast and on the cheap. So, we somehow compromised. I think what saved me was a degree of mutual respect that existed within that group.

Although I was self-employed for much of my working days, later in life I realized I really didn't have quite enough hard-ass in me for the task. No one explained that to me at the beginning. Most of what I heard was "you can do anything if you really try".

Life is indeed one learning experience after another and the biggest of all is that we're not invincible. A second one is that it's wise to periodically take a break and do a thorough, honest personal inventory (lesson learned in my 40s in addiction recovery) but that's something rarely done these days, at least not voluntarily.

Thanks again!.......

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 19 replies Author Time Post
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 OP
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #1
Funtatlaguy Jun 2019 #2
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 #3
ProudLib72 Jun 2019 #4
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 #5
murielm99 Jun 2019 #6
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 #8
murielm99 Jun 2019 #11
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2019 #7
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 #9
LineLineLineNew Reply Chasing profits only for the man with lots of naivety in the country boy.
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2019 #10
smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #12
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2019 #13
smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #14
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2019 #15
smirkymonkey Jun 2019 #16
DFW Jun 2019 #17
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 #18
DFW Jun 2019 #19
Please login to view edit histories.