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…