Crying at Work is having a moment and I dig it!
I learned that those ghosts have stayed with me.
There is something about working in an open plan office that reveals all of your inner most annoyances and pet peeves about people's habits that really just get your blood boiling. Until you've worked in an open plan office you cannot quite understand the restraint it takes some days just to withhold a scream or keep yourself from slamming your mouse on the desk and walking out of the office. Here are some of my biggest pet peeves to date, and ever growing list each time a new person joins the team!
December 22, 1998. It was a brisk Tuesday evening.
I recently read a study about how procrastination is correlated with low self-esteem. The act of putting off tasks is a result of a self-aggravating belief that the task you produce is representative of you as a person; you believe that your value is dictated by what you create, and in fear that you will make a mistake, you avoid actively completing your work or finding solutions to your problem.
We can talk for days and hours - and yes even weeks and months - about "doing the right thing" when it comes to managing diversity in various settings. But will it pay off in "doing the right thing" when it counts (and of course, when the smartphone is videoing the encounter!)?
Some people spend their lives chasing goals. They’ll achieve something great and move right on to other greatness. I’m not one of them. I’ve had so few goals in my life. I wanted to do well on my AP tests in high school, at least the ones I thought I could do well on. I wanted to get into my first choice college. It was the only one I applied to fully, so that worked out. I wanted to graduate in June of 2014 and when that wasn’t going to pan out, I decided eh, 2014 at all is good enough. Then, I wanted to buy a house. So finally, here I sit, in the house I own, with my degree dated 2014 from that first choice college that the AP credits didn’t even end up counting into because actually taking the classes is way easier than taking some hard ass tests.
In today's job market, the qualifications or characteristics for most jobs are these...
Before I get started, I want to address the clickbait title. My boss at the time was only one ingredient in a cocktail of depressing life circumstances. However, the experience of working for a toxic person, in a toxic work environment is what loaded the gun. My income and personal choices is what pulled the trigger. At the end of the day, I am the person in the driver’s seat, so I am accountable for all that happened in the following story.
I've always heard about dealing with difficult people in the workplace, and I have had to deal with people that I thought were difficult, but never in my life have I ever dealt with someone that I thought had something totally against me. This was an entirely new experience for me. I've been lucky enough to work with people throughout my lifetime that have been pleasant.
Finding your career path should be the same as dating. Like we've come so far to improve the love department that we are able narrow down what we want in our potential life partner. Finding someone right for you isn't easy—like how they play it in the movies. Of course it's very simple to absorb what you see on TV and implement it to your real life. I guess you can say this is where we always go wrong. We observe what appears to be healthy and loving on the outside that we forget that movies have an end and the characters are portrayed by actors and second the couples we encounter in our everyday life are not going home with us every night. (I swear this ties in about career related things.)