I don't get offended easily, I think.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
So the other day I came to shift, knowing there was a new hire I was supposed to start training. I am one of 4 trainers there. One of my co-workers (who is known for her socially inept behavior) exclaimed to the new girl "And this is Ute, she is the mean one". I know I am very sweet, lol, and I know her weird and inappropriate sense of humor, so I just went with it, and introduced myself. And off we went to work and teach. A day later the other trainer came to me and said that she thought I would be offended, and that is no way to introduce anyone to a new person we don't even know. I told her, I was perfectly fine with it, and did not take offense. But she did write an email to the boss anyway. So my co worker got a talking to. And today she came to me and asked if I said anything to the boss about her calling me mean. I had to laugh, because anyone who knows me also knows I am quite outspoken and will address issues at hand when they arise. I felt bad when I had to tell her that I was approached by someone who thought her response was inappropriate and should be dealt with. Of course I didn't tell her who, but I made sure to let her know that I had no problem with her. And it made me think, how easy it is to say and do the wrong things, and hurt people's feelings even if we don't intent to. I think it is so important to forgive, and try to be sensitive to one another's feelings. I would never want to be the cause of sadness. Sometimes I do say silly things, and afterwards I wonder how they are being perceived. I suppose I will try to pay very close attention to what I say and attempt to not always say something, when silence would be more appropriate. Easier said than done. :)