I’ve been struggling for a while to quantify something I’m taking issue with lately, and I finally think I hit the nail on the head.
Imagine, if you will, that you work with someone in a standard American corporate environment. Let’s call her Jane. (Jane’s a good, strong name. Speaks to her background.)
Now, you totally get that Jane’s probably a good person outside your work environment (yeah, sure), but at work, she’s a total loser. Can’t do her job, whines all the time, and really just gets in the way of progress. You’re there to get a job done, and Jane’s clearly just killing time and collecting a paycheck.
She’s absolutely worthless, and then has the gall to dislike you for being good at your job. Not your fault she sucks and you had to fix her mistakes.
I’ve seen this scenario played out a hundred different ways, and am not immune to it myself. Continue reading Inherent Worth and Dignity