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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. :)
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  • BEATLETOT
    Honestly, some people need to mind their own business. That coworker who was offended needs more to do, methinks.
    1953 days ago
  • KIWIANN
    emoticon Easier said than done is right! But we are definitely better off when we take the time to consider how our words and actions impact those around us. Careless words spoken with no maliciousness can still hurt. And being ready to forgive and ask forgiveness is so important. emoticon
    1954 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15811391
    I appreciate your story and your honesty. It's a good reminder for us all to be considerate of others! (-:
    1954 days ago
  • PURPLE0906
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    1954 days ago
  • no profile photo BUTTERFLYGRACE
    Easier said than done is right! I work in an office full of different personalities and find myself saying things sometimes that I think are humorous and others do not. It always makes me more on guard ... but usually not long enough. :)
    1954 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    I know I have to remind myself on occasion to "think, before I speak". Thanks for sharing such important words to think about. emoticon
    1954 days ago
  • MCFITZ2
    You are so right. I have also been guilty of foot in the mouth moments.
    1954 days ago
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