Don’t get me wrong. I understand being the boss is not easy. I understand that you have to make unpopular decisions and when you do that I respect you for it even if I don’t always agree. I would understand it if you reprimand me because you feel that I do not do my job properly (which would never happen, because I ALWAYS do my job and I’m proud of that).
However, there is one thing I would like you to know. Don’t make demeaning jokes and comments in an attempt to be liked. Your jokes are in bad taste, sometimes sexist, and makes me respect you less. If you feel that you need to connect with me on a more social level, ask about my family or my weekend plans. That would be sufficient.
PS. The staff don’t laugh at you jokes because it’s funny, they laugh because you are the boss.
An employee that really would like to respect her boss, but find it really hard to do so.
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“Decide today to be a master of change rather than a victim of change”
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In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
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I think that where I am at in my life is completely the result of not being able to make choices.
I’m a teacher.
The reason I’m a teacher?
I sat behind a guy in the final class of my bachelors degree, who told me that if I didn’t know what to do next year, I could just go across the road, fill in a bursary application form for a post graduate certificate of education and have a big change to get another year of studying completely for free.
I did that, and now I am a teacher.
Instead of reading captivating “easy read” books,
I always opt for old classics, 10 cm’s thick en typed in a font that is so small it is nearly illegible.
I don’t really know the rules of posting someone else’s word, but I assume giving them credit for it is enough. I hope.
I read a guest post by CD Reiss (Almost like Die Reis :)) today on “lets get digital” and the following words hit me as both hilarious and true. Pardon the language please.
“We all come into this business armed with something. Rich spouse, years blogging, great contacts, a sharp eye for trends – whatever it is, we all have tools we can lean on.
I came armed with so much rejection that nothing any motherfucker said was going to get me to quit.”
I guess there is hope for me after all.