On the whole I consider myself to be a cheerful soul. I am a glass half full type person even though it might not always seem that way on here.
Anyone who knows me also knows that I love my job. I have gained so much confidence in the year I have been doing this job. But recently I have found it difficult to enjoy my work to quite the same extent that I had been.
Has my work changed? in some small ways it has but essentially it is the same.
Is my job at risk? In as much as no one is totally safe in their job these days, I know my job is fairly safe.
Have my working conditions changed in anyway? No
So what is making my work less enjoyable?
The answer is the mood swings and negativity of the one person I work closest with. Increasingly she is becoming bitter and sour, it is as though she has been living on a diet of.................... lemons.
I won't go into details but she is making life difficult for those of us who work with her. The egg shells we walk on are becoming more delicate with each passing day.
Today I got an email from from Wild Catz that I want to share with you ...........pay particular notice to number 1.
Staff Warning - Swearing at Work
It has been brought to the management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their colleagues. Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated. We do, however, realise the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with colleagues. Therefore, a list of 13 New and Innovative 'TRY SAYING' phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.
1. Try Saying: I think you could do with more training
Instead Of: You don't have a fucking clue, do you?
2. Try Saying: She's an aggressive go-getter.
Instead Of: She's a fucking power-crazy bitch
3. Try Saying: Perhaps I can work late
Instead Of: And when the fuck do you expect me to do this?
4. Try Saying: I'm certain that isn't feasible
Instead Of: Fuck off arse- hole
5. Try Saying: Really?
Instead Of: Well fuck me backwards with a telegraph pole
6. Try Saying: Perhaps you should check with...
Instead Of: Tell someone who gives a fuck.
7. Try Saying: I wasn't involved in the project.
Instead Of: Not my fucking problem.
8. Try Saying: That's interesting.
Instead Of: What the fuck?
9. Try Saying: I'm not sure this can be implemented within the given timescale.
Instead Of: No fucking chance mate.
10. Try Saying: It will be tight, but I'll try to schedule it in
Instead Of: Why the fuck didn't you tell me that yesterday?
11. Try Saying: He's not familiar with the issues
Instead Of: He's got his head up his fucking arse.
12. Try Saying: Excuse me, sir?
Instead Of: Oi, fuck face.
13. Try Saying: Of course, I was only going to be at home anyway
Instead Of: Yeah, who needs fucking holidays anyway
Enjoy the rest of your day
“Doing” a Doctorate – week 36
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