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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Negativity

Damn I hate it! Why do some people have to be so negative all the time?

I was thinking back to when I was working, I had so many jobs where fellow staffers were negative all the time. It was such a downer. I don't miss that at all. The last place I worked at negativity was rampant. Raises were 'allegedly" based on performance reviews, however, no matter how many good things were in your review, management had to smack you down with something bad so they had an excuse not to give you anything close to a cost of living adjustment. There were no raises at all the last 2 years I was there. Yes, it sucks people! But must you complain about it every single day? Did it get you any more money? Getting to work every day was a drudgery as it was. A 2 hour commute each way, and yes, the money sucked. It got to the point that in order to not get sucked into the negativity, I had to limit my interaction with fellow staffers. I hit the lunchroom when it was empty and hid out in the computer room with my Ipod in a far corner and surfed the net and listened to tunes for the rest of my lunch. Was it boring? No doubt. Was it lonely? For sure. But the less I interacted with these negative people, the more my mood improved.

How do you handle negativity?

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1 comment:

Angela Cooper said...

I handle it just like you honey,,,,I stay away from it. I'm at the point in my life that I don't want to be bother with negative people and I don't want to have to phony around people. It's not to be mean, it's to just not let it get to me in the first place if that makes any sense.

 
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