Let me preface this by letting you know that I work in the government. My job is … to be blunt … a complete assault on my mind. I’m not joking when I say that a kid in grade 10 could do my job. However, I get to work from home, have a decent salary, have decent benefits, am nearly completely stress free (because remember, a 10th grader could do my job), and well … there’s just so much freedom with working at home that a job would have to be damn good in order for me to leave this one.
So where’s the frustration? Where’s my complaint? With co-workers. Well, not co-workerS … just one in particular. The team I work with are great. They’re nice, they keep to themselves for the most part. Still, there always seems to be that ONE person you work with who’s just so frustrating. I could go on and on about what they do, how they misinterpret words, emails, conversations, how they try to control people, the ego, the monitoring of team members, blah blah blah. But I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, because I’m sure you have someone like that in your workplace, or have had someone like that in your work place.
Lately I’ve been reading a lot about how to change my perspective, how to stop letting others’ stupidity bother me. For the most part, it’s working, but for things like a persistent frustrating co-worker, not so much. Sometimes I wonder if people lose their marbles after working in the government for a long time. Maybe I’m grasping at straws. I just cannot understand how someone like my co-worker exists. Today I wished with all my might to be Twilight Sparkle (yes I’m a My Little Pony fan) so I could use my magic of friendship on her!