February 23, 2013
How in the hell ...
Good Saturday dear readers,
Today I'm not going to talk so much about fashion but about the above quotation I found through browsing the web today. Never like at this point in time have I felt this more relevant to my situation (and I imagine that of many others too).
This will be my last week at work and then I'm done. I told them I'm not re-newing my contract because above all I believe people should be respected, whether you're a manager or the cleaner. If you respect me, I'll respect you. Simple as that. Now I know that's utopic but at the same time I don't see why I should force myself to do exactly those things Bukowsky states, if I'm not appreciated and after being insulted and offended I should even be grateful for the "opportunity" given to me... So I'm leaving. But I'm aware that not many people can do that. Would have I taken the same decision, in this same economic/political situation had I had a family and kids to take care of? Probably not. I would have suffered and forced myself to get up every morning, unhappy, just because that's how I can get some money to look after my family.
People are valuable. When they work for your company, they're there for YOUR interest, because your interest is chained to theirs. You can tell someone off if they have made a mistake, if they're responsible they will take care of their own consequences, being the owner or manager doesn't give you any right to offend or insult people. At least that's what I think.
Have any of you ever had similar issues at work? Have you ever been disrespected and offended? I'm pretty sure at some point we all have, in one way or another, but up to what extent should we accept it? What are your thoughts? What I know is that if I have to do a job, knowing I will work for most of my life, I have to do something I enjoy and wake up happy everyday.