I like to think that I am a reasonable human being and easy to get on with. I try to be helpful when I can, and I respect people views and opinions.
I have experienced many different cultures and I have worked in a few countries around the world, but one thing that I really HATE is people being rude and disrespectful.
I just need to rant about a few examples. First off I arranged a meeting to talk about Exchange. It was my meeting and I had points to cover. 10 mins in this guy obviously decided it was his turn, stuck his hand in my face and said “yeah right that enough about that..”
Next I was all nice and calm while a storm was brewing around me. This guy asks me a question, I don’t give him the answer he wanted (but I was right and being level headed). He then explodes in an open plan office for no obvious reason, turns his back on me and leaves me standing there like a plonker.
My favorite is when your in a meeting and have an opinion, then someone either talks over your or dismisses what you have to say before you have finished.
In all three examples I wanted to take the people outside and beat some respect in to them. But hey, I am better than that! I walked away
I have been a team leader before and know what comes with the job. I have been on the end of the phone and been shouted at (the poor guy just needed to get if things off this chest. One he was done everything was fine). One thing I am quite good at is listening to people and understanding the issues they have.
I have personal standards and I like to think that I treat people the same way I would expect them to treat me.
But sometimes people just go too far. What good is it to say “sorry” a couple of days later. It makes YOU feel good, as you know it was your fault in the first place, but the damage is already done.
Anyway that is enough of this. Let me know what you think and if I am right or wrong. Debate is always good. I am open to different opinions and I will listen ;-)
But it’s the weekend. Take a deep breath sit back and enjoy a couple of days off.
Remember, life is too short this sh1t. Treat people how you want them to treat you and all will be fine. If you are stressed, talk, don’t bottle it up and take it out on an innocent bystander.