Disclaimer: For some working is part of the cycle of life. For others, its a chore to bare while at the same time a necessity. I have mixed feelings about the institution of employment. I have always said, get a job you’re passionate about in order to spare us your work-related nags (I am kidding!!!) We all face ups and downs at work. That’s the cycle of life really. The following is Part I of the characters we all face at the office. Hope you enjoy it 🙂 and as always I try to include the following in my disclaimer; If you relate to one of the characters, then you might be right 😉
Adam; The Loyal Snitch.
I think that a snitch is always present in one’s social life, whether within a large group of friends, extended families and/or work. He is the person that will greet you and befriend you. He will try to gain your trust by sharing with you gossip about your co-workers and tips and tricks so as to impress upper management. You will eventually let your guards down. When fully integrated within your work setting and having established contact with your colleagues, you will face his true colors and go through a few bumpy rides to get him off your back You will never be able to fully severe contact with him because of his influential ties with management, yet you will build a fence and raise your guards up high. Yes, that high!
I understand perfectly when someone is loyal to his job and spends more hours at the office than at home or out with friends. Social life is non existent. He is a workaholic. His relationships, friendship or of the heart are blossomed and sealed at work. It is not surprising that friendship grows stronger between two colleagues nor is it shocking when love interests start off at the office. The amount of time present plays a primordial role in the development of relationships. However Gigi is the cherry on top. He will fall in love with you within your first week. He will be catering to your every need and whim. To make things more awkward, he will ask you out on a date. Shocking. There and then you will put a stop to his never ending attempts. He will be heart broken but should you even care?
Michel: Santa’s Little Helper.
He is the only colleague you will eventually end up trusting fully. He will be in charge of guiding you through the perks and logistics of you job. He is patient, funny and calm. A person that you can forge an outside friendly relationship with. You eventually realize that you share common grounds with one another, whether going to the same places, listening to the same music. He has become your mentor as well as your friend. You might even forge some feelings towards one another. He is the person you will look forward seeing first thing when entering the work place. You can count on him 110%. Michel is Godsend. Thank You for the likes of Michel 🙂
Maria: The Teacher’s Pet.
Every establishment has one Maria on parole. She is your boss’s favorite. The latter cannot function without sharing her first morning office coffee upon arrival and catch up on any new development or gossips. Maria has friends within the work environment, however one cannot confirm if the established friendships are true or based on favors/perks due to her close ties with The Boss. Maria is a sweet girl, sometimes taken aback by her status to impose order and rule on the rest of her colleagues. It is part of her job description. And we are all quite understanding. No seriously, are we?
The Work Place is where each and every one us is going to spend lengthy hours and forge one’s future. It is wise to know how to integrate and manage oneself within the confinement of the establishment where one works and set boundaries and limits respectfully to the surrounding.
I am quite aware that there are many other personalities/ characters that one encounters in the work force. Each and every one has a special trait and an unforgettable presence.
Wait for more next..soon 😉