Before I became an entrepreneur, I was a Human Resources Generalist and Recruiter. In my respective positions, I did everything from hiring to firing. One of my duties was to boost and maintain employee morale.
I scheduled “Vent To Me” appointments with employees who needed to…well, vent. My door was literally a revolving door of unhappy employees. Every so often I’d hear a knock at my door and there stood an employee with a look of confusion and sadness on his or her face with the same question, “Can we talk for a minute?”
Most employees were unhappy with management and others were more than dissatisfied with how their fellow co-workers treated them. Their issues ranged from simple misunderstandings to “Jesus, send help” serious. My faves were the Petty Betty’s (petty to their coworkers then had the audacity to be mad when pettiness was returned) and Whining Whitney’s (whining about almost everything but refuse to work at fixing the issues).
If you had to deal or are currently dealing with fellow petty coworkers, here is a story to put a smile on your face. And, maybe – just maybe – you can take a page out of LaTora‘s book.