On Moods...

@diutay (1315)
Philippines
July 30, 2008 11:36am CST
How do you deal with the different moods of the people in your workplace? I work in a small company where everybody knows everybody and as such are so attuned with the moods of the other co-workers. It's like each one is so engrossed with their angst to a point where the rest are also affected. But then again, when one has good mood, the spirit of the others are also lifted.
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• Philippines
31 Jul 08
I'm fortunate to work with people who are professionals; you cannot really consider them moody. Its dealing with clients that can be tricky. With clients who make a fuss when they cannot wait, we usually refer them to an officer or supervisor while he waits for his transaction to be processed. Other clients just need a listening ear and quick hands to attend to their business.
@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Yes, indeed, you're very fortunate. Though, I might also become moody at times but well, I have to keep a tight grip on my emotions.
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
I guess that's what our colleagues do. Me, I can have mood swings too, especially on some days of the month (wink). Do you know what, there are even days when I feel like crying for no reason. And there are times when I feel so despondent. Could I blame it on being a woman?
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
I sometimes feel the same way. There was actually a time when I felt kinda weepy and I went to a corner and moped and cried a bit. I felt much better afterwards. Thanks.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
1 Aug 08
I wish that I always have a good mood because I want to have a happy day. Though there are times I am tired it lowers my mood but soon as I drink coffee, my mood is being lifted and I am an energetic person again. Take care =) By the way, I don't care if my office mates are moody. I keep away from them though I try to comfort them but if their life is really like that, not my problem anymore. I have more things to do than to be moody and pout the whole day. Take care again.
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
There are limits on what we can actually do for them. Thanks for responding.
• India
31 Jul 08
i have experienced this during my industrial training period . sometimes we have to compromise with whom we are dealing
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Compromise works most of the time. Sometimes I just completely ignore it. Thanks for responding.
@ruby222 (4848)
30 Jul 08
Where I worked a few years ago,we had one woman who was a walking nightmare,to say that she was an unhappy woman was an understatement,she came to work everyday and everyday was the same,she moaned and groaned and just talked about all of the other staff members,we all got very tired of listening to her,so when she started we used to do an about turn and walk the other way,we just felt that at some point she would get the message
@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Yeah, I know how difficult that can be. It's hard to put up with people who always whine. Anyway, thanks for the response.
• United States
30 Jul 08
where i've worked there are many people in different moods. some people you can try to cheer up. some people you just listen to their problems. some people you avoid. and some people you can ask what to do about the other people. and some people you can relax and enjoy.
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@diutay (1315)
• Philippines
1 Aug 08
Individual differences makes life interesting. Thanks for responding.