Did you know the office staff meeting is not your place to shine?
99.9% of people attending meetings are ready to leave as soon as they get there. If you find yourself speaking on a topic for longer than a minute to two minutes, you have exceeded the patience of 99.9% people in the room.
If you need to talk to someone for longer than 1-2 minutes, try talking to your pet or your spouse.
I often wonder if some of the office stars have anyone to talk to at home? Is this the only place they get to converse with adults?
Meetings are to provide need-to-know information. The office staff does not need your opinion on everything from hairstyles to tampons during the staff meeting.
The Office Cry Baby
Today I actually heard someone brag about the amount of children they have birthed. Is breeding an accomplishment? This person was dragging about 5 kids under the age of 5 around the mall. She was talking to an acquaintance and sharing the number of combined children she and her sister have produced.
Free birth control should be taken advantage of. Encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to use it.
We all love babies! Who couldn’t love a baby? They are so cute and tiny.
The problem is it would be rare for person to be able to afford a football team of children. A football team has lots of managers and staff that help care for them. We don’t have the luxury of this in real life. Never is this more obvious than when a haggard mom in sweatpants is trying to shop with 5 children.
I fear for the safety of a herd of children as you drag them around on a shopping trip clearly not knowing if you are coming or going. If you are not going to take advantage of free birth control, you need to invest in a good management staff.
Breeding is not an accomplishment.
Do you know how valuable you are?
It concerns me when I see people let others treat them like a cheap soda can rather than a precious treasure. People covet precious treasures and they stomp cheap soda cans.
I have a saying : “I can be by myself, by myself. It is a lot less trouble.”
Some of us have become wrapped up in fairy tales and delusions when it comes to relationships. We grasp on to people who tell us in their actions, time and time again, they believe we are as disposable as a cheap used soda can.
Do you know what will relieve the stress of this relationship for you? Placing yourself in the recycle bin. We live in a time when a cheap soda can is recycled into wonderful works of art and appears in another location much more appreciated.
If you have someone in your life treating you as disposable, do yourself a favor and exit their life or show them how to exit yours.
It is much less trouble to be alone, alone. You will find your stress level will decrease tremendously and you can actually enjoy your life as the precious treasure you are.
On a recent trip to a nail salon, I met what would be considered an outlier in the south.
A 10 year-old man-child who was obviously the boss of his family of women, managed the money and the decision-making for the family. The whole situation was like watching a sociological experiment gone awry. At first I thought it might be because the women could not speak English, but language was not an issue.
This little dictator actually handled all the money and the women asked him for permission to purchase items in the store. These women ranged in age from 5 years old to 50 years old.
Rather than asking him for money, I pictured one of the older women in my family lifting his already narcissistic fanny off the chair and giving him a dose of southern style reality known as hickory tea (a spanking).
What is wrong with people? I appreciate different cultures, but could we degrade women any more than having to ask a 10-yr-old boy for money just because he is a male? Give me a break!
How long have you been on pause?
What exactly are you waiting for? Just like the remote, you need to hit play to move off of pause.
It is so easy to get stuck. Sometimes my TV will get in a semi-frozen mode (thanks cable company!). If I flip the TV between 2 channels it will fix the problem.
The cable company is actually trying to teach us a life lesson. Who knew we could learn so much through incompetence?
When we are stuck or in a semi-frozen state, we need to flip between 2 different areas. Go outside and then come back inside. Go from one end of town to the other. Go from one state to another. Stop working on one project for a while and do something a bit different. Do anything to break the blank, frozen stare on your face.
Play to get off pause. Live to get your life off pause.
I would like to travel in a time machine to the 1940s and 1950s to get a real picture of office life.
I know there were no copy machines or Keurigs, but were there as many cry babies? Did people know the difference between office and home?
As a woman, I have recognized a huge component which may have been left out of the feminist movement: Office Education for Women
The same women who paint the picture of being 9-5 superwomen, will often quiver chin in meetings and cry in the bathroom or in front of you over the most stupid issues.
There are many women currently in the workforce with the inability to differentiate between work and home. This can manifest itself by talking to their coworkers like they are children, acting like they are the office mother, and crying if they get their feelings hurt (picture your mom after a really bad rumble with the kiddos).
There is not one person in the world who does not have a bad day, but dear God, let’s man up. Embrace the following concepts to enhance the workflow:
- You did not birth anyone or anything here
- You are not married to anyone here
- You do not live here
- You do not own this place
Embracing these office concepts should make it easier to avoid crying in the bathroom when your coworkers tell you to be at meetings on time, please do not interrupt them, and to stop rearranging things in their office space, and any other office issue which may arise.
Working through these common sense principles will also help you manage change in your place of business. Think about it, do you go in any business that looks and operates exactly like it did 25 years ago? Hell No.
Quit arguing and crying about change in the workplace. This is common sense.
Last night I attended a concert. The band said, “We have been working on some new music and here is our letter to the world.”
Before even one word fell out of the singer’s mouth, the crowd whipped out their smart phones in the poor, pitiful candle mode and began to sway.
What ever happened to waiting to see? Why assume the song was going to be all doom, gloom, and blah?
Let’s think about the condition of the immediate world of we concert attenders last night. We drove there in our car, no one appeared homeless other than by choice, this event was free, there were drinks, people were smiling and happy. I saw no reason to whine.
Why pre-whine? Let’s wait and see if there is actually anything to whine about. For all you know they were about to sing about sunshine, roses, and unicorns. None of those require swaying and candle mode.
As to what the letter to the world actually said…I will have to wait until the album version. As with 99.9% of all live concerts, I could not understand one word of what they were saying.