Thursday, October 28, 2010

You know in every profession you have those people who are difficult to deal with. Either they don't have the people skills, the work knowledge or whatever. Yesterday, was my day to encounter that person. The One who yelled at me about being "professional", when he's YELLING at me through a doorway. He wasn't listening and he didn't understand that there had been a miscommunication. He didn't realize I didn't understand what he was asking me, so my answer wasn't what he wanted to hear. He didn't know that my definition of what he was asking me wasn't the same as his at that moment either.

I guess my real issue here, is that he's been allowed to behave like this. He's been allowed to talk over people and bully them until they break. He's been allowed to behave as if his ideas, thoughts and issues are the most important and no one else matters.

What I also find discouraging is the fact that he does this with kids too. I'm not saying that I haven't been rude when I'm irrated too, but I guess, it's frustrating to realize that it's more than just when he's frustrated. In my perspective and what I see, he does this a lot. I'm not sure if he just doesn't see or if he doesn't think that it's him.

I've got a lot of questions instead of answers after my encounter with this man. I wish I could understand....but I think I'll have to be satisfied, with not knowing.

1 comment:

  1. Stay strong and know that everyday you are at school you are making a difference in kid's lives in a positive way. You are showing them a great example of how an adult should interact with young adults. On the contrary, your co-worker is showing them a great example of how NOT to interact with young adults. I guess you are both teaching a life-long lesson.Except your lesson is the one that will stay with them for along time. When they become millionaires they will be buying you, not him, a beach side condo! What's that saying..."You'll catch more bees with honey than vinegar!"