Pilgrimage Diary – Work

I had all sorts of fun things to write about: Our walk yesterday, being ‘born again’. And I will, I promise, but something happened today that pulled me up short. The guy at work that I had been struggling with left very suddenly. When I spoke to my manager it turned out that it had been coming for a few weeks but a whole lot of thoughts came to me: Could I have been kinder, more patient? Should I have kept my misgivings to myself? What kind of job is it where a computer system is more important than the people who work on it? But a computer system runs the company. If it doesn’t work then the company could fail and that affects a whole lot more people? I have always avoided line management because, when it comes down to it, my loyalty at work is to the computer system. What kind of person does that make me?