Office Politics? I am woman hear me whine…

Funny… I love politics, love talking, arguing and discussing it ad nauseum.  However, since graduating from college and going to work in a new chosen profession, I have become inculcated in another kind of politics…the “politic officiary.”  I have come to one conclusion…well perhaps two, the first is that people are a pain in the ass- especially women, (oh my, did I say that out loud?) the insincere, petty mean-girl kind .

It would seem that not only are people a pain in the ass, especially women-oops, was that just said out loud again. In office-dom there are some in positions of authority who have NO clue how to “manage” people (on second thought perhaps they do).

Here’s another one…it seems that in office-dom people are treated unequally (hmmm… who knew?).   It would appear to the uninitiated that some workers are given greater latitude than others.  Anecdotal evidence suggests  that it is those who are perceived to be the most beneficial to “them.” However,  that could tend to leave some (not all) of the other office-dwellers in the proverbial lurch-out in the cold… outta luck…up sh*t crick without a paddle.

Then there are some who enjoy the feeling of being the alpha dog,  the position of authority amongst the underlings.  This individual(s) gets the benefit of the doubt because there is  the illusive “trust” factor with the “manager.”  Most often unfortunately for the office-newbie, who is not of great benefit to the manager and who has not created  the “trust” relationship with said  manager,  they are at a distinct disadvantage.

It is imperative  in office-dom to consistently exercise traits that are of great individual importance, honor, integrity, honesty, team-work and empathy.  For the newbie its important to understand the need to be able to tell the truth no matter the consequences, admit to  mistakes and strive to be a better person today than yesterday.

I personally have no concept of how a person can willfully strive to undermine another person…It’s sad to me, when a job that should have brought such joy and satisfaction becomes a thing of frustration.. a real crap samich…


About KellyAnn Hicks-Digby

My hubster & I have been married for almost 35 yrs (seems like yesterday). We are empty-nesters with 2 handsome sons & 2 beautiful daughters-in-law. We also have a large adopted family that are very special to us! I am a not-so-perfect Christian-in-the-making, a wife, a mother, professional Chef, writer & paralegal. I went to college at 50 and graduated with my Bachelors degree 4 years later. We moved to S.C. 7 years ago and love our new home and the Southern culture and our friends and family. I love chocolate, cheesecake and putting a smile on folks & family's faces by creating special meals and sweet treats for them. My passion is to find the best darn chocolate and eat it all! Life cannot & should not exist without great chocolate! Life is short eat dessert first! Till next time ya'll!
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