Don't Let The Turkeys Get You Down

@wachit14 (3601)
United States
June 4, 2007 7:16am CST
Years ago, I worked in a high-pressure law firm. Not a day went by that someone wasn't reduced to tears from all the yelling and screaming that went on. One day I was taking a break in the lunch room when one of the secretaries came in. She worked for one of the partners and she had a mug that said "Don't let the turkeys get you down". I asked her where she got it and she said one of the other secretaries got her a whole set of those mugs as a gift. Apparently, she had seen her crying at her desk one day from something that had transpired between her and her boss. I'll never forget that saying and whenever I let someone get to me, like here on Mylot, I remember that saying. Do you have a saying that helps you get through a bad experience, that gives you a sense of power or that just makes you smile?
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3 responses
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
Hi Wachit! I love your new avatar ha! You look so pretty! Well, I think for me is the saying "you can't please everyone". I mean, it's like be ready for controversies.~lol And as long as you are true to yourself. If they don't like you, why bother to bow before them. Right?~lol As long as you know yourself better, done nothing wrong. Chin up, stand tall and walk straight. (^^,) And I love "Don't let the turkeys get you down" too. It's so true. Have a nice day! (^^,)
@wachit14 (3601)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Thanks. I decided to change my avatar and add my own photo for a change. I totally agree with what you have to say about not being able to please everyone. As a teacher, no one knows that better than me. Thanks again.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I used to work too as a teacher part time and yes, it's tough..lol...But nevertheless, as long as I believe..I can...I will prevail and succeed..lol..Thank you for the BR mark Wachit. Have a great week! (^^,)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I have seen someone with a mug that said that "Don't let the turkeys get you down." It also had a picture of an elephant on its back with a bunch of turkeys around & walking all over it. Speaking of high-pressure workplaces, I was in a similar situation myself. I got written up for stealing something that was just misplaced. My supervisor's supervisor wrote me up for it, & then the missing item that I supposedly stole was found. While I was writing my defense, & that supervisor was notified that the item was actually misplaced & not stolen, everyone heard me saying that he purposely came into the place & moved it just so he could get me. It wasn't my intention, as I was just blowing off steam & give him a taste of his own medicine of accusing someone they didn't do without investigating, but it spread as a rumor that he indeed did. (Keep in mind that he was more like an outside manager.) At the beginning of 2006, he retired, but several of us were told that he was "retire-fired."
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@ShawnDay (227)
5 Jun 07
How long did you work in that hell hole? I hate it when management makes the workplace toxic...it spills over into your personal life 'cause you're always upset. Did you find it that way?