i think my biggest cause of stress right now is lack of communication. it's not that i like to be in control, though i think that's probably how it comes off. It's the opposite in fact. quite different. I'd prefer to not be the decision maker, that job is better suited for someone with stronger opinions. i'll give my input but i could usually careless about the outcome. passive.
But my point is that i'd just really appreciate it if instead of assuming i'm a mind reader people could just keep me informed.
For instance, at the begining of every month i go through our outstanding invoices and call people to collect on them. This month my boss neglected to inform me that he is giving certain customers a break on paying there bills cause fishing has been crap this year. So i call them, politely remind them they still owe us money and they inform me that "Shawn said they didn't have to pay til july"blah blah. Don't worry i told him how annoying that was, and how much i'd appreciate it if he kept me filled in on that kind of stuff.
Or just now i called a customer cause there was an invoice sitting on my desk for something we need to ship and it's got stuff written all over it. So i call them, tell them we need to get payment before we ship and they lady is like "oh i just talked to shawn about that, he said we dont' need to worry about it til next week" GAH!!!! i am so tired of apologizing for this kind of stuff. it's so retarded. JUST TELL ME! that's all i ask.