Do you feel more supported by your work collegues or your mylot family?

September 1, 2009 12:13pm CST
So - I have admitted to being addicted to mylot and now I am beginning to realise the reason why... How supportive you all are! No one judges or criticises me.... You support... You offer advice... You provide thoughtful answers... You listen... You respond... You don't treat me like I don't matter... You don't treat me like I am inconsequential... You don't tell me I don't care... You don't tell me I am useless... So you can most probably tell my answer to the question... but over to you "Who do you feel more supported by your work collegues or your mylot family".... and why?
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@Humbug25 (12551)
1 Sep 09
Hi there Mistywood Hey I want a cut in your earnings!! . I work alone so I have no workmates. No one helps me in the job that I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in and the pay is lousy. I am a cook, nurse, teacher, seamstress, cleaner but best of all I am a mother and the rewards I reap outweigh anything possibly imaginable. My mylot family are great and supportive but no one supports me better than my own mother.
1 Sep 09
Cut in my earnings.... hey I am a teacher I don't earn much at all... ;o( Being a mother is the toughest job of all and I congratulate you - it is not something I could do... OK I have 32 kids through my classroom every hour but I cansend them home at the end of the day. Well done and I am glad that we can be here to support you - I am glad to be part of that supportive family :o) And I look forward to more conversations with you.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
2 Sep 09
Yes a cut in your earnings! Did a previous conversation together not give you the inspiration for this discussion? LOL I dare say we will have many more conversations in the future haha
2 Sep 09
But isn't that what a good discussion does... spark ideas and make you think of something else... because I thought it did... that's where my two written down in my notebook have come from - and you don't want me to have to tear out a page of a perfectly good notebook now do you??? OK... a cut in eremmmm that works out to be.... where's me calculator again.... Oh yes half of bugger all! LOL!!!! :oD
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@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
2 Sep 09
Hi Misty! It appears that you a very good poetess, you have written a poem for which I can give it a title 'Why I love mylot and mylotters'. Wonderful analysis about mylotters and mylot. Yes, you are very right in your observations, I've also found that most of the mylotters are very nice and they give you some very useful advice and they are always polite and humble while responding/commenting. I feel more supported by my real life friends/colleagues and I share my problems with them. It also depends upon the nature of my problem to whom I should seeek advice, real life friends or my lot friends. If there are some problems/issues on which I feel that I should have varied/different opinions of my friends, I turn to my mylot friends, I start a discussion mentioning the 'issue' and eagerly wait for their advice/comments. Sometimes, I get very practical and useful advice from mylot friends. Good Post!
2 Sep 09
You see - you lot are VERY good... I didn't even think of that as a poem, it was just my thoughts... No one ever told me I could write! In fact I was put down my entire school career for trying to write so I have only recently started trying again... Thank you all for being so supportive and wonderful, I am very glad what I initally thought of mylot is being borne out by all your wonderful comments. I look forward to discussing more issues with you :o) This is my blog http://tinyurl.com/mr7juz This is a list of my articles / writing http://tinyurl.com/lbwzqf
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
2 Sep 09
Hi dear! I have checked up your blog, I found that you are a wonderful writer and you write beautifully. I always believe that we should support each other to the best of our ability. It is nice to know that you appreciated my responses and you look forward to discuss more issues. Meanwhile, I would like you to see my articles/poems on Associated Contents, through this link: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/97852/deepak.html dpk
@littleowl (7157)
1 Sep 09
Hi Mistywood, My answer is the same as yours, every time it would be myLot friends they are everything you say, loyal, helpful, thoughtful, unjudgemental and more, also even though they myLot friend are online they can also become offline friends if you have the pleasure of meeting them of which I have done a few..and they are more lovely in real life but the same online..so definitley myLot friends are more supportive...LoLo
2 Sep 09
Littleowl, I am glad that you have had such a positve experience on here - it makes me think that I am right to feel the way I do about the mylot family. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope to discuss more with you later on ;o)
@littleowl (7157)
4 Sep 09
It would be lovely to catch up with you sometime. But from mylot I have had the honour of meeting some of my friends from here too and they are as lovely offline if nor more as online, so amongst all the moans and groans that sometimes we have here about the lot, if it wasn't for mylot the experience of meeting new and true friends wouldn't of been possible. Also it is my pleasure that some of my friends keep intouch by telephone too and email..so mylot is a great site for meeting friends from all over the world..hugs loLo
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I don't work anymore but i never had the support from people i worked with like i do people from mylot. They are a great bunch of folks.
1 Sep 09
I am beginning to feel that mylot is my family too I am really enjoying my time here and I am really glad to have met you all. Thanks for your support on my discussions and I value all the contributions that you have made - thanks again :o) I hope to continue talking with you for many years to come.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Thanks misty. U have a good one.
@ladyhope (377)
• Canada
1 Sep 09
I haven't been around for long but I hope that I can make some friends here. So far I definitely feel welcome so I have no doubt that I will make friends.
1 Sep 09
I am glad that you dropped on by my discussion - it is nice to meet you... I have only been here a week and I have met loads of lovely people too. Keep posting and hit a friend request to as many of us that you want to have a heads up on the discussions we are posting... jump on in and have more fun! :o) Thanks for coming on in and it is a pleasure to meet you ;o)
@gossipzz (500)
• Canada
1 Sep 09
At work everyone is for themselves. Everyone is trying to get to the top and don't care who they step on. Yeah people at work are not supportive at all. They don't give you honest critisism. At my lot I would love to say people have the right for honest critism; However I have seen some post that are not very nice. When someone do not agree with what they post. It is a negative respond to their post. Why can't we have happy poster who are allowed to post how they feel. Happy lotting.
1 Sep 09
True - the people I work with have a habit of using knives in each others backs to pull themselves into better positions... it really isn't a nice place to work sometimes... I have people that say "oh yes that's great!" and behind my back they are going that is really awful! :o( At least when you get a negative response you can come back on it - it is honest.... You can also ignore things that really annoy or upset you.... Thanks again for posting and I hope that we continue to talk on here.
@sblossom (2170)
1 Sep 09
I agree with you totally. here on mylot website I'm enjoying the enjoyment of talking with people. I do get many helps from mylot friends and their help encourage me to spend more time here. i think mylot built a win-win business style for members and itself. the more we stay here the more mylot can make profit and the more we can enjoy the connection with friends. personally i do feel my english getting better after I joined the website. I really apperiate the support I have got here. happy mylotting.
1 Sep 09
Hi blossom, Thanks for the kind comments I appreciate them - you are right the more time that you spend on here the more time you want to be here. I get a lot of support and encouragement from other members to continue to post and I really feel good about what I am doing. The $$ is a sideline really I am enjoying the discussions and I would still be posting even if there wasn't any $$ at the end of it... Thanks again (and for following my blog...) Enjoy and happy mylotting I hope to talk more soon...
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
2 Sep 09
Hi MistyWood here in mylot this is also one of the type of family only. But here there are few limits to all these. You have support, you will get an advise, and get a thoughtful answers too.But, you can't be helped in case you need any money in urgent position. But, you can expect all these things and love too.Mylot family is good but don't expect more and don't believe more on anyone. This i believe. I am a mylot member from last 3 years. I learnt many things from these friends.
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
all i can say is that i rather have my mylot family than my colleagues at work. at our office people tend to out do and out run each other. its like there is always a competition and some may tend to fight on somethings and they are afraid that they might end up nothing in the end. well, its really hard to explain but i rather have my mylot family. here we help each other out, have more friends who listen and give good advices. they never let me down, they always makes me complete in so many ways and they are always there when i needed them most... that is how mylot is for me and happy that i am part of mylot community!!! jhelai
@tintukm (1084)
• India
2 Sep 09
Ever since I have joined mylot I get the feeling of much more co-related with everyone.I have started to ask whatever I come across in my mind. My colleagues are too the same way,they too always discuss matters as we do over here.With such kind of cooperation none would feel the difference,I guess.I am more to be bonded with many good people over here.But i surely love every time i spend.The views are part of the life,right anyone we a re related to can have a go at it.