I think it is much easier not to be caught up in this when you’re not working. Since I am involved in the HOA, I have noticed 2 or 3 units who always complain or try to stir things up. The president told me he just listens to the complaints and let’s it go. I like that approach b/c the last thing I want to be caught in are their petty comments. 4 years ago
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Sometimes I like to challenge what others tell me esp when I think it lacks basis. My wife always tells me to choose my battles wisely. The new manager is laid back and with that I think it relaxes me that much more. I could easily get caught up in this or that but it just hasn’t been worth it. What is being asked of him is sometimes a stretch and I think it’s my maturity talking when I see that whether I say something or not it isn’t going to change anything. So I let the little things slide and if something big comes up then I will worry about it when it happens. 6 years ago
I’ve been really good about this. People always seem to try to wrap you up in drama and I just don’t have enough interest to care. And work is work- politics are always here and although I don’t think some things are really fair, I am not going to get caught in that. The bottom line is that if I have a problem with something, I’ll find a solution. If people want to get caught up in meaningless stuff then they could waste their energy on that. 6 years ago
When I was younger it seemed like I was always caught up in meaningless stuff. Maybe I needed that drama in my life. When I went to grad school I realized there were some things that needed to be cut out of my life and any sort of drama went out the door. Seriously. It just drains too much energy and time. I wanted nothing to do with it. I’m not sure if my friends have matured or changed but I am very far from all that. Counterintuitively, drama seems to be produced at work. I don’t go near it and normally don’t know about it but I wonder sometimes why these “professions” act like high school kids. And one of things I happen to get caught up with sometimes is a reality show gone bad. Take, for example, Apprentice… in the first seasons, I gained a lot of insight into the corporate world in relation to how I perceived it. However, this season they chose all these drama queens and maybe the general public is all about it but it’s just one giant headache I don’t need that I’ve been trying to escape so I would I subject myself to it by choice? 7 years ago
This category is a double-edged sword b/c I think some people could read and entry and say I am caught up with the little thing! But I have to make an entry… ;) Bottom line: we had a boomerang employee who returned last week who will now get the better computer, salary, cube, etc. I won’t let the politics of it get to me- I try not to get involved and it’s not worth my time. I know that if I want the same thing or if I am unhappy with something, I should not complain but just act on it and change what is wrong. Companies are funny like that- have someone leave just to bring them back for more. What they don’t know is that she’s going to screw them again by going on maternity leave. Ah, gotta love the corporate world! 7 years ago
Doesn’t it seem that someone is always trying to drag you into some sort of drama or wanting to gossip about something? I know people love this but it’s so meaningless to me. And sometimes we get caught up in some stupid argument that has us not talking to someone or pissed at someone for a while but then 2 months later we have NO idea what it was about? What is the point?
When I was younger I’d hear people out about their dramas and sometimes I’d really enjoy the stories, too. However, once I started grad school with a full time job, I quickly realized I had to prioritize things in a hurry or I’d never make it out alive! ;) Quickly, the meaningless things in life (including many TV hours) were reduced or completely cut out b/c frankly, I had more important things to concern myself with.
I want to keep reminding myself about this time in my life where I didn’t have much time for crap b/c I don’t want to waste or drain my energies on thes sorts of meaningless things! Was that articulate enough for you? haha 7 years ago