Have I been a "whinger'? Yup!
( altho I was one while doing 2 peoples jobs)
Did I grow, or learn my way out of it?
98% of the problem was learning to identify toxic workplaces, toxic/ineffectual managers/ lousy companies.
REALLY wish this stuff was taught in school!
Oh wait! Lots of school administrations are JUST like this!! Maybe be tough for them to teach then?
Came across a couple of articles.
This one deals with blue collar kids navigating a white collar world.
Next to ATS this other is my favorite website. Learnt a lot here, like ATS I find tons of good advice in the comment sections.( when people aren't
picking nits to death that is!
Lots of UK people on here as well, so don't think this is all US stuff.
All that said, Whingers won't change being whingers till they decide they need to change. What I have learned is
If your Boss hasn't "managed" this person out the door yet they suck as a boss. While this is your rant, maybe you'll find some help in these links so
your current " Work-Downer" has little to no effect on you anymore.
I find reading about other peoples workplaces is interesting, but mostly shocking. I think the Boss who made his employees wear dunce caps was a
show-stopper. Hey! Who knew it wasn't illegal???
Ask a Manager has some outstanding Bad Boss Stories.
Also I sympathize with your rant, worked in 3 toxic jobs till I broke the cycle. Now I have to be careful to not let it color my perspective on the
normal/nice one I'm in. I apparently learnt some really bad habits I need to ditch. One is jumping into new responsibilities and thinking I MUST ace
this!!! LOL!! New company trains, and expects things to take time. The concept that I won't be berated for making a mistake is a totally new concept.
Altho it's normal, in a normal workplace.