Jack of all trades, Master of none is the category I fall into, although anything I attempt I like to do as close to perfect as I can, Outstanding in my field is the category I’d really like to fall into.
As a Construction worker I was a quick learner and soon was able to do my job without supervision, I never ran a crew or owned my own company so I suppose I was good enough, even though not outstanding, as a telephone repairman I was good, I found and fixed outages a lot of repairmen missed, but I never got to drive the truck, not outstanding I suppose, and speaking of trucks I actually drove a Coke truck for a while not outstanding but I did find a lot of shortcuts that a big truck would fit into, I also found that you can’t turn on a dime at 70 mph without spilling some Coke.
As a meter repairman and Serviceman for the water company I’d say that I was as close to perfect as you can get, I had my own shop and trained a lot of men to read meters, I learned all aspects of the business and was one test away from having the highest certification offered, I had to retire due to my health and never got to take that last test, not outstanding once again.
Of all my jobs I can’t recall any I would say I failed at, even though retirement is still one I am trying to master, I filled enough positions to be mistaken for one of the Village People and even though I was never outstanding at any I am pretty content now, I guess I can be considered outstanding after all, because on most days when Cindy is looking for me to do something that’s exactly where she finds me, right in the category I always wished for, yes I’ll admit she sometimes finds me:
Out Standing In The Field