UNITED STATES—I know I’m not the only person who has those co-workers who the mere mention of their name or having an interaction with them drives you crazy. If anyone were to ever question my ability to be a team player it would immediately piss me off. Why? I do more than what most people do in a given year in a given week. Yeah, dedication might be an understatement, but isn’t that what you’re supposed to do when you have a job and you get paid to do it.
Nothing annoys me more than when people b**ch and complain, and they’re the same individuals barely doing their job to begin with. Like, do you have any sympathy or caring for the staff who actually come to work and work an entire 8-10 hours without wasting company time and checking their phone every five minutes or updating their status on social media? I feel like the workplace can be more stressful than family life.
Why? You have to deal with people that you don’t like. You have to put on a smile, when you don’t want to. You have to bite your tongue instead of saying how you truly feel out of fear of hurting someone’s feelings or hurting the company. However, we are all human; you can only do so much before you want to blow your casket and tell someone off.
It’s almost like giving your company an ultimatum; it’s either them or me, and there is no ifs ands or buts about it. I totally agree with that assessment at times. You have to weed bad apples out, because why the hell just sit around and pay someone who is NOT performing. Who fails to take constructive criticism or complains constantly to no avail? That is bad energy, and I’m for one a person who hates to be surrounded by negativity. If I’m having a good day, I don’t need your bad energy to affect my work or my mood. Be gone, vamoose or just don’t show up to work if you’re that miserable.
It’s always the people who do the least who complain the most and annoy the hell out of the rest of the staff who are laser focused on tasks at times. That one hiccup causes a domino effect that causes an unstable balance for the rest of the workplace. You have to reply to silly, countless, stupid emails, you have to hear someone rant over the phone, you scream inside your head I just cannot take it anymore.
I’ve become very good at letting people know NOT TO WASTE MY TIME! Especially on the phone; look I don’t care what’s going on in your personal life. Don’t bring that to work, and I’m not about to sit on the phone with you for more than 10 minutes if it’s not work related. I do not have time for your life story, nor do I care. Do I sound shallow saying that? Perhaps, but when it comes to work I’m here to work not to play. Don’t try to be my friend, especially if I don’t know you. I have plenty of friends; I’m not looking for more.
I don’t know why people think if they ‘butter’ you up or attempt to schmooze you, that you’ll forget how terrible of a worker or their performance was in the recent week. I may not be the people person that I thought I was or perhaps I’ve just reached my wits end dealing with lazy co-workers. If you don’t want to work, quit or simply resign. Stop wasting company time, company resources and more importantly, my time! Its precious and I don’t like it to be wasted.