It amazes me, really, how rude some people can be.
I mean, come on…I know it’s Monday and that most people don’t want to be at work but still…that’s no excuse for being mean to people.
I walk through the hallways and say good morning to everyone, always. And you know what? MAYBE 5 out of every 10 people acknowledge my presence. Like really?
And then out of those 5 that DON’T flat out ignore me, maybe 3 of them look at me as if I had told them I was going to stab them (which I’m not, obviously).
Dude, I just said good morning.
I just said hi.
I’m just being nice.
But we’re not used to that.
It seems to me that when it comes to work, people fail to remember how important it is to be nice to others. I know we all have deadlines. I know we’re all struggling with budgets. I know that we’re all working our tails off to get that next promotion so we can feel important.
But stop for a second and think about this…
If you’re mean, you’re not going to get very far. I mean, you can only pretend to be nice for a little while. Eventually, something will happen and you won’t be able to fake it anymore.
If you’re rude, if you’re a jerk, people will know.
And you know what? People tend to talk about their negative experiences a lot more often than they talk about their positive experiences.
So if you suck, people are going to talk about how much you suck, ALOT.
I know we’re at work, but work doesn’t have to be this constant battlefield of backstabbing and gossip and rude behavior.
It’s not worth it.
Go to work. Be nice to people. Make a difference.
It’s not that difficult.