I have a hard time understanding what it is about me and my personality.

  • I tend to wind up in tasks where I am a jack-of-all-trades.

Even if the position doesn’t originally start out this way, somehow I tend to acquire more and more tasks until I’m covering a piece of everything… It’s kind of thrilling to have such diverse abilities and responsibilities, but it can also be difficult to keep my brain heavily on several distinct areas. More recently, I was up for a new task and the process seemed to be going smoothly. I was happy about the task posting and it seems like I would be a wonderful company fit. The only thing that started to bother me was when they were telling me there were a few assorted tasks that might be put on my plate. Here we go again, I thought, one of the random tasks was to act as a steward of the heating and cooling appliance for the entire office. When I asked what exactly was meant by this, my future boss told me that nobody truly wanted to take care of the forced air gas furnace and central A/C appliance. The gas furnace had broken down a number of times last year because it had not been professionally inspected in a long while. The A/C appliance had been slowly failing overtime because it was roughly 20 years seasoned and required monthly professional inspections! Somebody needed to step up to the plate and manage the routine repair appointments for the entire Heating, Ventilation, and A/C appliance. He said there was no budget for this air quality project, so I would need to wheel and deal to maintain all the air handling devices. When I heard about this challenging Heating, Ventilation, and A/C appliance issue being dumped on my plate, I instantaneously reconsidered the job.

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