Here’s a dubious little piece on frustration that I just rediscovered. It was recorded with my assistant a couple of years back during an informal training session on generating strategic solutions. Now it makes me laugh, ie. no wonder I had to learn not to speak!

Anyway, I’m sharing this because I often wonder what my fellow bloggers sound like… and, as luck would have it, this won’t be released on iToons or GigglePlay anytime soon.



15 thoughts on “Frustration

  1. Is the less-spoken voice yours?


  2. Lorraine Spencer says:

    You have so much to offer.

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  3. That’s an important perspective to take for any business – where do customers experience frustration, but maybe equally important – where do employees experience frustration. Because frustration constricts our energies, takes our creativity away, sours our attitude towards work and maybe our co-workers and bosses. Nice to hear your voice, Robyn.

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    • jamborobyn says:

      I agree, Annette. My assistant highlighted a frustration she had and then said not to worry about it, that it wasn’t important – that’s what prompted the speech.

      Anyway, it’s just a bit of fun – whenever I hear someone’s voice for the first time, it shatters ALL my illusions and creates brand new ones. New illusions that are often completely incorrect also…

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  4. It shattered mine (illusion), for sure. Thank you for sharing it. 🙂


  5. Very enjoyable listen here and you have a nice voice. Always loved female Australian accents too 🙂

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  6. charlypriest says:

    This was really fascinating to hear, first to know that in the workfoce there is something called general strategic solutions, and second how guys go round and round with the frustration and how it impacts the company. Eventually you ended up giggling, at least you have fun with that job. I would be screaming in frustration just going round and round talking about frustration.

    I´m a bit of old school, I had crummy jobs and was frustrated and just sucked it up since they paid me. If someone wanted to curse all day about how frustrating it was his job at the company or would show signs of it to his bosses, well if I was the boss I´d just fire that person. Would be kind of nice actually to fire somebody in my lifetime, I have always been fired so for once I´d like to just scream in frustration “You are frustrated working here? I´m frustrated of your frustration you´re fired because of frustration!!!!”

    That would be kind of strange if you actually had to put on a resumé why where you fired? Because I was frustrated…..

    But I´m sure it makes all the sense in the workforce, I just come from other type of culture.

    I say that if you have a shitty job then work harder you might get a promotion or not. Life is not fair.

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    • jamborobyn says:

      In my experience most people don’t tend to complain of frustration in the workplace, however, they do act out their frustrations in other ways. It has a direct impact on productivity particularly if the person is part of a team or has to deal directly with customers. I have fired quite a few people because they frustrate me! Respect for your boss is not a given over here, and having every directive challenged by my staff will eventually get them fired. Anyway, there isn’t such a thing as general strategic solutions. Must be the accent. I’m an IT professional, I provide technical solutions for businesses. I like those solutions to be strategic, ie. make the business more money, make the staff happier, give your customers what they actually want, that kind of thing.

      Your comment was so thoroughly entertaining! Cheers.


      • charlypriest says:

        They pay you to solve problems and by solving them you make the business money staff happier and customers get what they want, win win situation. Makes perfect sense, that´s how the world works. Seems there is a lot of work in the IT profession from what I have gathered. Good you chose a career in that field.

        So you have the power to fire, would love that one day. At least just one day. Say to someone that “you are fired!” Actually I would like to scream the word really.

        Cheer back

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