I had cause to use one of my favourite bombshell phrases at work today. I describe it as a “bombshell phrase” because when I voice it, there is always a reaction. Some people look blank at me thinking I am some kind of scary revolutionary. Others look at me as if I am some kind of inspired prophet and speak sacred truths and wise proverbs.
The “bombshell phrase” I voiced was “WE ARE NOT BATTERY CHICKENS”.
Both the person I addressed that phrase to, and those around me all seemed to marvel and be comforted by this.
But not long afterwards I was back at my desk and receiving cold glares because I had been absent for longer than it takes to make a coffee or use the bathroom.
I arrive at my work early every single day and stay late every single day. I never take my full lunch hour. I sit at my desk and work solidly. I don’t have my personal phone with me, I just work. I know I am doing a lot of work. I have a very good reason for not being at my desk for half an hour. A very good reason. If my colleagues were interested, they could find out the full story from HR about how I just happened to be in the right place at the right time when a colleague was in need of some human kindness.
I am not going to worry. I know something that not everyone appreciates – when you do what is right, when you do what is kind, when you do what is good – it is noticed. It is always noticed, even when you don’t think anyone does see.
What kind of people do you think will live on this earth forever?
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Not only is it noticed, but it is also remembered. Keep doing good! 🙂
❤ So true Ruth ❤
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Some people are too quick to judge, too quick to think about themselves. You a one of the Good Ones, a real Good one. x
The funny things is, some of these big corporations have directors and HR departments who have educated themselves and invested in all services to be able to offer some support for those who might feel they are struggling and need someone to talk to, so when it is a supervisor or manager who has no idea about that and seems to pretty much bully those in their team, it is quite scary.