Have you ever read that book: “All I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten”?
If you haven’t, here’s a list from Peace.ca:
- Share everything.
- Play fair.
- Don’t hit people.
- Put things back where you found them.
- Clean up your own mess.
- Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
- Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
- Wash your hands before you eat.
- Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
- Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
- Take a nap every afternoon.
- When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
I’ve got some real drama queen coworkers in the office. Many of them aren’t happy with what the others are doing (in terms of work productivity etc.) but they don’t tell them to their face. I’m not too bothered by all this work drama but I do find it amusing at times. I am glad I’m not working as often as I was otherwise I think I would probably get bothered by all the gossip at work. I wish we could all hold hands and stick together, work more collaboratively as a team to get things done, but somehow I think the personality differences at work are making this goal difficult to attain.
I think that liking who you work with is so important. Having a “buddy” at work makes your 8-9 hours a day bearable, especially since we see our coworkers more than we see our partners on a day-to-day basis.
Readers, do you have zany coworkers? How do you cope?
PF Blog Love
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