Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Changing Positions

"Yo before I start this blog I just want to thank everybody for being so patient and bearing with me over these last 41 days while I figure this shit out"

One of the hardest things any players has to do is change positions. Some players adapt fairly well
Former Gold Glove SS A-Rod is a solid MLB 3B

others try really hard but are just ill suited to ever become serviceable   
Murphy at 2B? - hay dios - Horrible

and then you have the drama queens who begrudgingly move to a new spot
Hanley Rameriz "Diva"

Reasons most players hate "moving" to a new position include but are not limited to:
  1. Ego and Pride
  2. Prestige and Entitlement
  3. Selfish 
  4. Asshole
  5. Confidence
  6. Effects their hitting - Mental
  7. Pressure
  8. Fear of Embarrassment
  9. Admitting your walking the Softball Green Mile
  10. All the Above and more
Ironically I can relate to these feelings as recently I had to change positions in the business world just to earn a living. For years I was a damn good mortgage back securities analyst
 but the recession and a long 6 month unemployment spell forced me to take a temporary assignment during  tax season in Jersey City. I've tried really hard to be professional about the whole thing but the truth is I have had to swallow my ego as it has involved a non glamorous position consisting of
  • Long hours - I'm lazy at this job as I average like only 60-65 hours a week plus weekends
  • Less pay
  • Data entry and Horrible technology
  • Customer service ass kissing bullshit
  • New field - I don't know shit about cost basis accounting
  • Boring, check that beyond boring
  • Frustration - Mr Ronda your not the man anymore
  • Keeping my big fat mouth shut and swallowing my ego
  • and worse of all playing a lot less softball
The people are very nice but the job fucking sucks. I hate complaining because it has dug me out of a huge financial hole but it just does. I hate money and the uninspiring/uninteresting things we do to make it. I can't believe I once wanted to be a millionaire businessman.

I've been sad, edgy, and overwhelmed throughout this experience, but sometimes you just have to take one for the team

and swallow your pride and change positions in life.

Needless to say, this new gig has consumed me as I haven't written a blog in 41 days. However, I will not let this or any job take me prisoner anymore and take away the things I love. I love this blog and the writers block is over.  Time to remind everyone that it is more than just a game.