I get it. There are just some days that will bring out the beast in you. It could be those days when you had a late night with a friend but still needed to get up and go to work. It could be one of those days when you had a fight about all things stupid. Some days when we don’t know what day it is because we feel like it is the same as the others. Or one of those worst days when it feels like we are stuck in a nightmare.
OK, everyone has one of those days. But what I do not understand is when someone moans, complains, and slags their jobs and colleagues constantly.
One regular customer starts her day with what hard day she is going to have and must get the strongest coffee. She continues on with how stupid her boss is and has no clue of running a business. Then followed by how hard she works and her colleagues are just waste of space. Believe me, we are so lucky her orders are to take away. I could just imagine what fun she is to work with. But looking back when I used to work in the hotel/restaurant, there was this person that came in to work always moaning about how tired she was even before she started her shift and how many big tasks she must accomplish everyday. No matter how hard you tried to top her stories of difficulty, she always came out victorious for having the worst day ever. Now, I am not saying women moans a lot more than men (no pun intended). It just so happen that these two women stand out in my mind. I am sure there are plenty of stories when men bitch about all things too. I mean, we discovered man flu didn’t we? So this is about people not being happy with their jobs and constantly complaining about the people they work with. But my question is…why do they keep on doing it? Why do they still come to work and make us all miserable? I get that we all need money so we need to work. Fair enough. But to be miserable everyday – day in day out, is just unacceptable.
I really do not know if the complaining is just to draw attention to themselves and implant things in our minds what tasks they can do and they should be paid more than others? Or could it be they just need some hugs and kisses to make all misery go away? Remember, there is always a choice. Being miserable and negative at work is not acceptable. If you are not happy you can find another job and move to another island. But somehow I feel that this kind of people will be the same anywhere they go. Unless, they change their attitude towards work and colleagues. They change their perception of life. Otherwise negativity will consume them and destroy everything around them including their friends and family. Because to these people, nothing is good enough, nobody is good enough and therefore life is miserable.
So, in the end where are we on this issue? If you have a moaner in your team or at home, advise them kindly and positively to take a long holiday and preferable not to come back. Or, tell them,” quit whining, suck it up and drive on!”