The People I'm Working With Are Retards

Philippines
March 3, 2012 8:05pm CST
I never liked people that make you the person they think you should be. I am who I am and if they don't like, well, f*ck them. I never criticized anyone for being who they are, I believe I don't deserve to be treated this way. I know damn well that respect is ultimately earned, not demanded. If it was, that's not respect entirely, just some act people will show you when you're around. This is the reason why I just let people think whatever they want, and not fight back when it comes to my personality. I've been immature about this before and I've learned the lesson, and I'm trying so hard to become the better person here. I don't wanna start a fire, knowing everyone will get burned, including me. I should earn that respect the right way: by not demanding it. I'm really sorry for this rant, the office is such a hazard for me so I had to vent this out somehow. Have you ever been denied of who you are, and instead, people try to replace you with who they *think* you are?
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@veejay19 (3592)
• India
4 Mar 12
Fortunately nothing of this sort has happened to me in any of the jobs i have worked before. I have a disability which hampered my working as i could not do many things that others do but i was treated as though i was a normal person and with great understanding. As a matter of fact i received only encouragement from everybody including my bosses and my colleagues.I am now retired and have only pleasant memories of my workplaces.I think i am lucky in this.
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• Philippines
4 Mar 12
Well, if you are disabled, people are most definitely going to help you out, except if you really have a bad personality. In my case, it's more personal. I'm being myself when other people wanted me to be someone else. That's plain stupid in my opinion. It's like a friggin' comedy waiting to be told on the silverscreen.
• Philippines
4 Mar 12
I'm sorry to hear that. I can feel with what you feel it's because I've been in that situation of yours. It's when people treat you as if you don't exist. I may not know what kind of situation where you are right now, but please still be the person you ought to be. Try to take a grip of yourself.
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• Philippines
4 Mar 12
Well, I really have a good grip of who I am. It's just that people are not seeing what I'm holding, like they're seeing an illusion in front of me, when I'm clearly right there waving my hand, trying to get their attention. I just don't wanna be called a liar when I'm actually telling the truth.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
4 Mar 12
Work is really quite stressful everyday.There are some people who don't just accept you for who you are but trying to think something about you.There are some who are narrow minded and judgmental that always result to misconception about me.I' trying to the best as I can at work every day but there are some or should I say someone who misunderstand it.I was trying to help in his work but he always take to personal that result to misjudging me and trying to spread rumors that are not true.I'm just like you who don't mind other people would say about me cause I know myself better than them and don't start fire or confrontation but sometimes it is needed for us to depend ourselves from them.
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• Philippines
4 Mar 12
Yeah, fighting is really not the answer. I got jailed for that before (3 days) for involving myself in a riot. And here's the thing, it's not really my fight. I was just involved because I hated someone from the other team for stepping on my foot. That's how immature I was. I've been in a number of fights including that in order for me to prove to myself that violence is not really the answer. We should also learn how to think clearly in terms of struggle, and form the best decision you can "for the greater good."
@Bluedoll (17111)
• Canada
5 Mar 12
[i]The People I'm Working With Are Retards I never liked people that make you the person they think you should be. I am who I am and if they don't like, well, f*ck them.[/i] - by frontvisions101 I want you to know that I read this part of your discussion and stopped. I did not read any of the comments given nor anything other than what I placed in italics here in my comment. I do agree we can be who we are and to prove this I am doing what I want to do and commenting in this fashion. I also think we can be who we are and exercising that much by telling you that I will most likely not come back to this discussion so if you want to reply to it go ahead and knock yourself out.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
So this is who you are..? Hmmm.. So I take you have a limited amount of brain capacity to read all of it? Don't worry, we understand you.
@Bluedoll (17111)
• Canada
5 Mar 12
I am taking your comment about my “limited amount of brain capacity” to be rude, inconsiderate and insulting. I will not report this to admin at this time because I think it is worth an honest try to sort this out here now, if you are willing to see my side. How do you know that I am not a recovering mental patient? I am not saying I am but your remarks are obiviously very offensive to those that might be. You should think about this and consider my comment not offensive like yours. Perhaps, you are angry with the people in your work place but that does not mean that you need to take it out on someone in mylot. Actually what you wrote about me is not what I was saying at all. If you are willing to consider my viewpoint on your discussion then you will most certainly see what I meant. What I mean and saying in this comment is I feel this discussion needs very little depth or reading to figure out what your problem is. The first few lines say it all. I am expressing this point. If you can take this kind of attitude about people, why shouldn’t everyone else be able to? Yes, I can be who I am just like you can be who you are. On this point we can agree. What I will tell you is this and it is for your benifit not mine or anyone else that reads about these kinds of things. If you don’t like the people you work with leave! I see too many people today bad mouthing others in relationships. They do it even after the relationship has ended. Don’t they realize that they are also bad mouthing themselves as well. If they didn’t like the people or the situation they got themselves into in the beginning, why did they establish a “we” in the first place?
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
It is really hard to work with that kind of environment where people tend to look at every move you make and is just waiting for you to commit mistake. All i can say is you knew your self better than anybody else, we can't change the fact that no matter how much effort and adjustment we make, we still can't please everybody. All you have to do is stay what you are and don't mind those people as long as you were not doing anything bad then nothing to worry about.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I'm not trying to please everybody. It's just that it sucks when you try to be yourself and people start calling you a liar. That's just stupid.
@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
That happens when you work for someone or for an organization because you need to follow rules.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Exactly, we're all bounded by the law. If we weren't, I'd be counting bodies right now.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I agree that respect in its sense should be earned in the right way. Being who you are to yourself and to others are two different aspects, and being able to really know who you are and what your are capable of creates a certain distinct impression of what others think of you. Sometimes, compromising would be a better option in situations like this as to ease or lessen the tension, sort of opening up and keeping an open mind.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Yeah, or sometimes bashing their heads through a wall seems like a good idea.