“Some bring joy in this office when they come; others do so when they leave.”

@ronaldinu (12456)
Malta
October 13, 2008 8:42am CST
I saw this saying in an office this morning. Sometimes I think that I am of the latter type. I am a perfectionist and do demand perfection in others when I receive a service. Which type of person are you. Do you bring joy when you enter a building (shop / office etc) or when you leave?
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@kerriannc (4285)
• Jamaica
13 Oct 08
I am not a perfectionist because I do think that person makes mistakes and no one is perfect. I would prefer to believe that I am the type that bring joy in an office/business/gathering of any kind because if I do so when I leave is because no one is happy with having me around. I dislike perfectionist because they believe that it is only he/she is able to do something properly. This simple means that nothing one's does for you is worthwhile only what you do.
@kerriannc (4285)
• Jamaica
21 Oct 08
Thanks for the B.R.
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
28 Feb 09
That sounds familiar...with my family.I probably do both. It all depends on my mood. I know alot of people that way though.
• United States
17 Oct 08
Well since I am a receptionist, it is my job to bring joy! :)
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
17 Oct 08
[i]Hi ronald, I love this saying and I am really copying to forward to friends! ANyway, in my case when I was working, I can be both...LOL! Not all the time, I will be bringing joy in the office, there are times when I will report and I am sick or have soem PMS and simply I cannot share what I don't have! LOL! So, I would say, it varies in my life! But I know that I am giving joy to people at work when I was still working! LOL![/i]
@iyah10 (4119)
• Kuwait
17 Oct 08
I am a Government worker for over 25th years already and since I joined in this company for work I always let my colleague especially those who are working with me in the filed like I am the one who would bought for us lunch or sometimes I do bring a food in the house for this people who are in different nationality have a low rate of salary bracket and I am doing until now....
@salonga (24331)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
Well I supposed most Boss bring joy when they leave! Ha!ha!ha! Ask many employees and they will agree with me. "When the cat is away, the mice will play!" so happy are the employees when the Boss leaves early! Seriously, I just hope I bring joy when I enter instead of when I leave. My goodness, what kind of person are you if people gets happier when you'd leave. I think it is better to be a person who brightens any corner wherever he is. A person who is always the joy of people around because of his innate kindness, cheerfulness, and other pleasing characters. I can't really tell if I bring joy to people when I enter but so far I always see from their faces that they are.
@bvdev234 (304)
• India
14 Oct 08
I too am a perfectionist. Anyway, I let others do the way they used to. Then show them the mistakes, and give time to correct it. I’ll help them too. In most cases they won’t know how to correct a thing. They won’t even be thinking that as a mistake!
@Ohara_1983 (4124)
• Kuwait
14 Oct 08
I can say im both i can bring joy when i enter or out in that office or shop,
@ladym33 (11012)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I like to think I am friendly and happy and bring a room up when I enter it. I like to get things right, but not to the extreme, I am quick and efficient, but not perfect. I'm a good team player. I also make sure things get done. I am usually the last out of the room.
@underdogtoo (9606)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I would prefer to be one of the former. I remember one person becoming very happy when I stepped into the office. It was the bank accountant. I had just installed an accounting software which allowed her to balance her books within minutes of closing them everyday. When she did her manual accounting, it would take her hours to balance everything. She was happy to see me everytime. Cheers!!
@dragon54u (27584)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I try to be the one who brings the joy. Since I'm a receptionist, I can start someone's day out happily or just so-so and I choose to uplife them with a smile and a cheerful comment-maybe a compliment on their clothing or they're looking particularly energetic that morning, observing how beautiful the weather is, etc.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Oct 08
That poses an interesting question. I believe I'm the former, my boss was the later. By saying you're a perfectionict are you infering everyone around you aren't allowed to make mistakes. I think your reaction to your colleagues is more pertinant than your own qualities.
@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
13 Oct 08
i'd like to think both but it's probably when i leave.
@missybear (11399)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I think people like to see me when i come to work. Some of them say "Here comes sunshine", that always makes me feel good.
@Humbug25 (12552)
13 Oct 08
Hi there ronaldinu I like to think that I bring a ray of sunshine to a room when I walk in because I am usually so very happy. I too expect a certain performance from people and no doubt when I leave the room people are pulling faces at me behind my back!!
@littleowl (7157)
13 Oct 08
Wherever I go I try to take joy with me and joke with the staff in shops..I think it is lovely to bring someone happiness or to see them smile those are the little pieces of magic in our daily lives everyone needs rather to just be serious face all the time...littleowl
13 Oct 08
Hi ronaldinu, I like to think I bring joy to others when I enter a building, my friends say I make them laugh so it must be true, Tamara
@ruby222 (4849)
13 Oct 08
In a family conversation this subject came up not too long ago,and we decided that perfectionism is exhausting,it is something that many of us strive for,and we expect nothing else but perfection from others too.But as time goes on it gets wearing,it becomes a burden that we can do without,a heavy burden on our shoulders.If we are a little kinder to ourselves we will be better to get along with.A friend of mine said she actually enjoyed martyrdom,it was her way of staying in control,if she carried out all of the household tasks then she was sure that they were being done correctly,if she let anyone else do themshe was failing in her duties.I could see the logic in that,I could accept what she was trying to say.But a perfectionist carries a heavy load and often the people that have the lighter outlook on life will gain more from life.Obviously there are times when a lighter approach would not be seen as being correct,but we have to balance the act,perfection does not have to mean that you cannot have fun too.It is good to let standards slip sometimes,to throw caution to the wind and let your hair down.
@Pose123 (21677)
• Canada
13 Oct 08
Hi ronald, I am now retired so it doesn't really matter for me anymore. I think that when I was working people were fairly comfortable around me. I am a perfectionist myself but I have never really demanded it of others, though I often got it. I was always one to help the person make the necessary corrections without getting upset. We are all different and all have our own way of doing things, but I have a belief that getting upset is not good for my own health and so I refuse to give others that kind of power over me. Blessings.
@pkraj111 (2460)
• India
13 Oct 08
I am also perfectionist at work, and I really believe I bring joy or I believe so. My subordinates want me to be in office as they are always waiting for my help in resolving issues. I also do say this because two of my subordinates during their appraisal in my absence told my boss they would like to be like me. I received so much attention from my boss after that and I am very happy that I can be helpful.