Do you think it is an art to survive in your work place and why?
January 31, 2010 3:06am CST
It is good to have a job and earn a living.But some times ,it is just so difficult to deal with difficult people in the working environment.There are people who just loves to passing things around and also speak about gossip every where.To have conflict in a team where cooperation is required to get the job done ,will be a worse nightmare.On the other hand ,work place can also be the best place to teach us on how to interact with others as well.It is never an easy lesson but it i sa good plac eto learn about life and others.What is your experience ,share with us?
• United States
2 Feb 10
Especially in the society that we are in today it is difficult to survive in the workplace. There are places that are laying people off and there are people that will do anything and everything possible in order to keep their jobs. The art that you have to learn to be able to keep your job is to try to stay out of the drama that occurs in the workplace and you have to be an efficient worker yet you also have to stay under the radar.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
1 Oct 12
Wow , I like what you said (even if I read it 3 years later). Staying under the radar and still be a good worker is good. If one can do it, no one pays attention to him too much and it can prevent conflicts or blames toward him. People won't be jealous with him because they won't think about him too much. Of course it is better to be a good friend with everyone and encourage and grant each other and help each other...but, this is rarely happens because of the competition.
31 Jan 10
Because of the difficulty in surviving the dog eat dog world life in the workplace, yeah, I think it's an art to survive the work place. A lot of back biting and issues are entailed in working in a company. It can be exhausting but we have to give ourselves a tap in the back for surviving each and everyday.
• Hong Kong
31 Jan 10
Well,it sounds like you have already experienced a lot from your work life.Wehen you useing the comment "dog eat dog",it sounds like it is always been a fighting situation all the times.Sometimes,I think that it is just not easy to work smoothly with different kinds of people all the times.Because everyone is so different.I think that we really have to know how to deal with each person all the times and it is always a learning process.Sometimes,we will improve with the interpersonal skills but sometimes ,it is still a difficult lesson to learn.I think we can jsut keep learning intil the day we retire.By the time comes,we will be amaze on how we could make it through the years when we were still at work.Have a nice day.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
1 Oct 12
I agree it's a good thing to have a job to earn for a living. Many times a conflict between two workers is not preventable because of their attitude: I once had to work with someone who decided we don't need to do our job because we were given the wrong papers to fill. I thought it wouldn't be wise to just not do the job without any consult with our boss. I called the boss and he told us to do the job even if we got the wrong papers. The other employee just got so angry about me and shouted and cursed me for calling the boss. He thought to earn his living doing nothing. Eventually, I had no choice but to just sit in the bus and forget about it. The other employee refused to work so I couldn't work either. The boss didn't understand why we didn't work so, some days later, I told him what happened. It was sure an art to avoid that conflict. I was lucky they didn't fire us because of his ignorance. We could get fired from the job because of that lazy worker that decided on his own not to work and just sit at the bus. (The job was to fill some papers about the ride on the bus, It could be done even with empty papers...).