You can really get your ears full of workplace happenings almost every day. Sometimes it seems everyone has gone crazy with something (be it rules or something else). It would be easy to throw in the towel sometimes, but one has to look past all the craziness, whether it’s out of control shoppers, or out of control management. Most of us do our very best to do the best job we can while on the job, be courteous, and keep things moving and clean.
I do have to say I work with mostly great people who look out for each other and help one another. To me, that’s very important. No matter how anyone treats you, it’s essential to treat them as you’d want to be treated. Sometimes killing people with kindness works better than yelling and screaming, even if the end result isn’t what you hoped for. However, this doesn’t mean we should take being assaulted with a smile, quite the contrary. I think anyone is justified in standing up for themselves under these circumstances. We’ve had a lot happen over the last few days, most of it unjustified from an employee’s standpoint. I won’t go any further than that, but am waiting and watching to see what happens in the near future. I think we have changes a foot and they may not be good ones.
Aside from all that we all have things going on in our daily lives too and that becomes talk on breaks and after work as well. A gentleman had his car stolen from his driveway a couple of weeks ago. That was heartbreaking to hear because he’s elderly and not in the best of health. He’s also the nicest man. But I guess things never happen to evil people, do they? His car was recovered about 40 miles away. I don’t know what shape it was in.
We’re all ordinary people working a part-time job to make extra income. We all work well together and sympathize with each other over bad news, or express our joy over good news. I’ve met many new friends over the last year and I hope that continues. It’s nice to feel a sense of camaraderie with people you see daily. It makes going to work more enjoyable.
Have you ever been assaulted on the job? How did you handle it?