At work, attitudes do matter

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Posted on : 28-09-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Life's Musings

I just learned today that our previous maid made an alibi for her to go back to our house. She told our friend that she would get her clothes (the ones given to her by this friend), but she left them intentionally.

After almost a month, she called up to say about her current status: no money, no work, not eating. Hah. Our friend told her it’s not our problem anymore; the mere fact that you went out of their house last month meant that you wanted freedom. Blah. blah. blah.

What a wake-up call for her. We gave her two chances and she blew them away.

A friend became depressed after knowing that the investments in time, money, and effort that he made during the past weeks were put to vain: the one who promised to give him a company to manage just changed his mind – the company would not materialize anymore. Sad that this friend already resigned from his current employer.

Nay. It’s a risk, indeed, to just grab some good promises. We can’t hold on to good promises; oftentimes, they are empty and just go to trash.

Another friend of mine called me up to say a good news – her employer finally allowed her to work for us. I told her we might go somewhere else – overseas. I called her back again and I learned that she would be available to work for us as househelp in March. I was already sold out to her idea when suddenly she uttered two fuck!ng words – “s!raulo” and “h!nayupak“. Oh God. I knew it right there and then I didn’t want her. They may be her expressions or they may be intended for me (I knew I didn’t do a nasty thing to deserve such!). But she already blew the good chance to work for good employers – us. She forgot that the reason she’s leaving her current employer here was the one reason she just did to me – she was told “hayup” by her boss; now she just did it to her prospective employer – me. If it was just a mere expression, I don’t wanna accept that kind of attitude. I have a baby; I can’t imagine having a nanny her like.

At work, attitudes do matter. Sometimes, we are already in the best position, best place, but we seek for more only to find out that we are treading the wrong path. Sometimes, we have the best opportunities given to us but we blow chances away by being so egotistical.

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