“I can’t read your writing…. What is this?” (said in a sarcastic tone)
Me : “A nine.”….
“Hummm… I had no idea that is a nine…
Here is how you write a nine…”
“How much per hour do you need?”
(I told him and he rolled his eyes….)
Excerpt of a job interview I went through Wednesday morning.
“Rebuke a fool and he will hate you…rebuke a wise man and he will be wiser still.”
The jury is still out on whether or not I am a fool. My nines look a lot different since Wednesday. The first several times I thought of Pat (he’s the guy I interviewed with) a few choice words begin to tumble out of my mouth.
A few days removed from that encounter, and my anger has been replaced with a quietness. He did me a favor.
Compared to some of the mean spirited bosses and supervisors some of you have to put up with , that exchange ranks right down near the bottom…
I have been on both sides of the authority equation. I work really hard to be respectful, even when I have to correct someone , so when I hear stories of supervisors abusing their position, my first reaction is to get angry.
Do you have any tips for someone who is working in a hostile setting and for various reasons, has to try and suck it up, rather than leave?
(If you have time, would also be interested in any abusive situations you have had to endure..if you’ve written about it on your blog, feel free to leave a link) DM