I like to look at my blogger statistics occasionally (now that I know how to), though it tends to cause me more puzzlement than anything else.
At the moment I'm rather puzzled to find that a lot of people have been looking at this post recently. It dates back about two years, and was basically a prolonged whinge about work; to be precise, about feeling overworked. At the time, the whole team I was in was under pressure, and it was beginning to tell on all of us; I was venting my tiredness and frustration. I didn't think, when I wrote it, that there was anything wrong in having a grumble about the situation and how tired and stressed we all were. But now I'm having a wee moment of panic, in case someone at work has been reading it and I am going to be ticked off for unprofessionalism, bringing Kew into disrepute, etc.
I'm really not sure what the correct etiquette is on such matters. Is it unprofessional to say where I work at all? - should I instead be referring heavy-handedly to having a job in a "world-famous botanical garden in west London"? (Hmm - the acronym for that is wfbgwl. I rather like wfbgwl. It sounds welsh, and possibly rather rude). But seriously, that seems a ludicrous piece of overkill. I love this place and I'm proud of working here. Yes; proud. My battered Kew staff fleece is the only uniform I've ever had that I have been proud to wear (I'm not the sort that would have joined the armed forces anyway). The last thing I want to do is bring Kew into disrepute.
On the other hand, another of the last things I want is to get a bollocking at work.
>sigh< Let's hope I'm just being silly and paranoid. Am more than capable of both, goodness knows.
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