Let me tell you what folks, if there is one thing I have learned over the years and continue to learn is to watch my words and to study my actions. This is so unbelievably significant when I talk about the workplace in a place where you basically live with several different personalities for an 8 (sometimes longer) hour period of time.
I remember my first job right out of College, I was working for a Level 3 locked facility in Byesville, Ohio (Go Meadowbrook Colts ! ) and being who I am, I was loud, thought I was funny, and oblivious of my actions to everyone in there. I say this because during my first tenure in the workplace, I decided to brag about the amount of money I made, little did I know this would offend people discussing how much you make. This turned into me talking to a Great Leader in the Workplace in Angela Nickell and she discussed with me to watch what I discuss and to be sensitive about it.
I could go on and on about my resume and the great leaders that have molded me into as I boastfully say a good, solid employee built on teamwork, communication, and positivity. This comes to my latest subject to my blog…. I have the tendency to come out and make statements, that I should not say, and as current employee’s or future employee’s you cannot do what I did and I am currently learning from that experience.
About 6 months ago at the job that I currently work for an employee left, at the time I was confused, upset, and mad about the loyalty of this employee at a place that I felt was fair to the employee. I remember announcing several times to my Peers, how I would never leave to an equal job opportunity and I believe in loyalty in the workplace and working hard because that is what we are meant to do. Trust me folks, and do not get me wrong that is exactly what we are suppose to do, having fun while you do it and loving who you work with is the incentive and believe me for the past year I have loved every minute of what I have done.
What I was wrong about is stating such statements that you have no idea of what the future holds, as members of the workplace we need to be smart with our words, a good friend that I love dearly stated that they ” treat jobs like relationships you move around until you find somewhere or someone who can make you stay” this friend stated this in the sense that you never know what the future holds and in order to not make yourself look like a hypocrite you shouldn’t make such erroneous statements to boost confidence and morale in the workplace.
Your work peers should never take anything personal, and understand that where you work is a Business and Business is exactly what that means BUSINESS !, I always think it is funny when over time in the Human Services field, you always hear people say ” The Director’s do not care about the clients” I however think its the opposite but I do feel their job is to care about making sure I still collect a check every 2 weeks, and my job is to care and make sure I can continue to collect a check every 2 weeks.
In Summary, I hope this teaches all of you out there that mistakes do occur, I make them all the time, now I am here trying to correct a mistake in my words that I have made. So like it says watch your words and study your actions.