How Does it Feel?

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In my current job I see a lot of selfishness around me, it’s hard to swallow at times, at other times, it’s not such a big deal. I am positive that I have my moments of selfishness and downright bitchiness, but overall, I think I treat people pretty well…unless they’ve treated me badly.

I believe more and more that I am one of a dying breed of people in this generation. I’ve met others who go about their day just generally trying to be nice, smile at people and be a peacable person. I’ve always tried to look on the more positive side of things, just because I feel it’s a better way to live.

The sad thing is that sometimes these people affect me so much that I become bitter and angry about it. In my mind, people just simply don’t have to be ugly to each other. Most of the time I agree that if you don’t have anything nice to say, SHUT UP!

Lately I’ve been bitter and angry and irritated at the people around me who are constantly whining, complaining and wanting more, more, more.

For some odd reason I want less and less and less, as I get older I realize I don’t want to keep working my fingers to the bone with no light at the end of the tunnel. I have a job that offers no benefits and with the economy in the toilet and jobless rates at all time highs, the job market is going after those that can start tomorrow, not those who have to give two weeks notice. Not that I have to give two weeks notice, but I’d feel like a complete asshole if I didn’t.

I come off abrasive sometimes, like a bitch, but I attribute that to someone’s lack of knowledge about me. It’s not so much that I’m a bitch it’s more that I’m guarded around new people, especially women because we all know how other women can be, and it comes off bitchy or standoffish or whatever. The client’s I meet for my job all are greeted with a smile and I do pretty well at remembering who is who on the phone and in person, which can be difficult.

To them I am personable, friendly and easy to talk to, the people who become friends of mine would agree that I am easy to get along with. I make an effort to be that way, why can’t anyone else?

A long time ago I heard this quote and it has always resonated with me and I always thought it was a quote everyone should hear at one time in their life, the sooner the better. But do you think it would make a difference?

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-Maya Angelou

Here’s to Hump Day folks, I hope you take that literally!

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3 thoughts on “How Does it Feel?

  1. I count myself lucky that my coworkers are great people too. Believe it or not private investigators are pretty fun people, and the stories they can tell!

    It’s nice to have people around that are understanding because they work here too. It just gets depressing to see all of our clientele so anxious to claw the necks of their future ex, former business partner, etc. In this line of work, the only people we see are the ones that have a problem. But it could always be worse….

  2. I pretty much love the group of people I work with…we all know that the economy is in the crapper.
    I’m lucky that I can bitch and moan to them about how crappy things are and they still love me. We all
    wish we made more money and think its crappy we’re on year 2 without raises and benefit cuts, but we know the alternative
    (no job) is worse. But we take joy in commiserating and we love eachother, even though we get on
    eachothers nerves,sometimes.

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