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Mocking mental health..the last straw

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posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:07 AM
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it only gets worse when there are two or three people directly assaulting or mocking you. he didnt direct it at you. toughen up.




posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:12 AM
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nvm
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posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:12 AM
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Do you think it was some kind of targeted "attack" by the guy? Could he have found out about people's medical conditions through HR or financial (insurance) documents?

I sent you a private message and as always this board removed the formatting when it was sent - so it is all in one paragraph. Sorry about that.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:12 AM
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originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: Tundra

originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin

originally posted by: Tundra
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

Can you just accept that every person on the earth are total assholes? Yes, that includes you.


nah, I am a total optimist, I believe that everyone actually just fundamentally wants to be treated like they would like to be treated, I believe that people just want to be seen as "good" in the eyes of their peers even if they never admit to it.

Take the guy the OP is talking about, behaving like an arse hole but I would rationalise it as him feeling like he was being funny, making people laugh, being liked, was just a extremely poor choice of joke and he was behaving like a dick but that there were reasons behind it.

I have this horrible tendency to try to always rationalise the good in people wherever I can.

Honestly makes me a much happier person.

And i guess my honesty makes me an asshole? You are no saint.


Never said I was just that I like to try to see the good in people rather than the bad because I think it makes me happier.

I don't think your an arsehole, because I don't know you.

I mean if you were to ask me I would say that you could show a little more sensitivity to the OP but then again you might not get all those sweet stars off your peers who think like you.


Thats funny. This is the first time I have been accused of hoarding stars. I do not care about trophies. And these peers you speak of. Who the hell are you talking about?



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:13 AM
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You cannot let life get you down
Period.
If you do , you will be miserable all your life.
Keep thinking positive . Do not allow negativity to rule your life

If I had , I would not be here today . Guaranteed.
Once upon a time I was told I had at best 5 years to live no matter what specialists could do....even if they threw everything including the kitchen sink at my problem .

8 years and counting....
Cancer survivor...



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:14 AM
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Kind of sad that a person can't write a thread like this without it defending into an argument.

Sorry OP.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: Lagomorphe

originally posted by: mblahnikluver

originally posted by: Tundra

originally posted by: mblahnikluver
So we have weekly meetings at my job which are painful to sit through. Imagine being forced to listen to Trump for an hour every single week, that's how I look at it.





To start a rant off with words about your political stance, makes me think that this rant is retarded.


If i you don't like MY rant then go elsewhere. It's exactly how I feel at our meetings. I am far from political. I hate and despise all politicians equally. If you knew my boss you would get the Trump reference.

It's a rant. I can say whatever I want and you are more than welcome to go to another thread.


I agree with Tundra though...

You have a good rant going there and it would be a shame for some troll to come along and use the "T" word..., can we keep USA BS politics out of a great subject for once?

Pretty please?

Warmest regards

Lags


Thank you Lags! Thats why I stopped reading from the start.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:19 AM
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You are the person who said they worked in insurance and the company is commuting fraud or something, aren't you? Like sending people to other offices or not sharing with other offices or whatever (I just remember it was multiple offices)?

Didn't you speak up about this issue at one point, telling them that you didn't want to be involved with the illegal stuff or at least you didn't agree with it?

If this is the case I would be very inclined to think this is an example of a hostile work environment and it is being done on purpose and maybe (probably) being targeted at you specifically.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:20 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin




I have this horrible tendency to try to always rationalise the good in people wherever I can.

^^^^^^^^^^
This


(Shhhh . I just starred a post of yours for the 3rd or 4th time ever)


That is also the kind of thing that can get people into bad situations.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:21 AM
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originally posted by: Damla
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

just take his word for it.


I dont get it?



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:28 AM
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I dunno, I feel like you're WAAAY ahead of the a*hole curve. I'd say what I'm wishing for you & your fam, but I'm sure it'll violate T&C.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: Tundra

originally posted by: Damla
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

just take his word for it.


I dont get it?

That much at least is obvious.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:38 AM
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I can't really tell much about your real situation, but I can tell you one thing after 35 years of working everything from customer service, waiting tables, pipe fitting, plumbing, being a sailor, working in office sales, being a courier, being a telephone operator, struggling through college, struggling through divorce, struggling with children, having various leadership roles in engineering and actually engineering (but network engineering which sort of isn't engineering if you ask me) and suffering alcoholism, being addicted to nicotene, crushing my l2 vertebrae, suffering congestive heart failure, having trouble with the law, two dui's, jail time for that, all these things in no particular order, I can tell you that it never gets easier.

So in that, buck up camper, you are going to have some rough days and nights ahead.
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posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver

originally posted by: Tundra

originally posted by: Damla
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

just take his word for it.


I dont get it?

That much at least is obvious.


I don't think you get it. Haaa!



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist

originally posted by: mblahnikluver

originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
I feel for you, I really do. But we as a society need to toughen up. Every workplace has at least one, or maybe more of the type of arseholes you described.....rude, overbearing, petty, spiteful, hateful, etc. Don't let people like this control your thoughts and life to the point of tears!!





Oh it takes a lot to offend me, believe me. Unless you have experience what I have you can't even possibly understand how it made me feel or why it brought me to tears. It was an uncontrollable response.

He might as well have laughed in my face. It is not ok to mock mental health or suicide. I dont' care if someone is an asshole doesn't make it ok.


No it isnt ok to mock those things. Did you report this person to his boss, or possibly HR?


No the owner was sitting right there laughing and makes even more insulting and disgusting comments in our meetings. Just a few weeks ago he was mocking people of certain ethnicities and their names. I was again disgusted. When I say I work with adult bullies i'm not kidding. When I started here I thought ok nice small local company. BOY was I wrong. The owner is complete jackass who is always picking on someone, mocking someone. He is quite arrogant, full of himself and completely cut off from actual reality. Our weekly meetings are cringe worthy. You never know what will come out of his mouth.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
I've had employees with mental illnesses of one type or the other.
They tend to be rather challenging.


Some maybe but not all. It doesnt make it ok to mock them or poke fun at what they go through. Maybe if people weren't complete jerks to them they would act different. Maybe if there was help for them they would act different. I could go on and on. Bottom line is it is NOT OK to do what these assholes did.

Nobody ever knows I have mental health issues because I keep it to myself and with years of being mocked and dealing with it on my own with ZERO help I have found my own ways to deal....but this guy seriously pissed me off.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: Tundra

I imagine that was just a 'throw away' comment. It's obviously not relevant to the point of the thread so I don't see a point in getting up in arms about it (and essentially derailing the rant/thread)

That said, I support the POTUS and I don't care to listen to him for an hour every week. So, there's that...



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: mblahnikluver

originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist

originally posted by: mblahnikluver

originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist
I feel for you, I really do. But we as a society need to toughen up. Every workplace has at least one, or maybe more of the type of arseholes you described.....rude, overbearing, petty, spiteful, hateful, etc. Don't let people like this control your thoughts and life to the point of tears!!





Oh it takes a lot to offend me, believe me. Unless you have experience what I have you can't even possibly understand how it made me feel or why it brought me to tears. It was an uncontrollable response.

He might as well have laughed in my face. It is not ok to mock mental health or suicide. I dont' care if someone is an asshole doesn't make it ok.


No it isnt ok to mock those things. Did you report this person to his boss, or possibly HR?


No the owner was sitting right there laughing and makes even more insulting and disgusting comments in our meetings. Just a few weeks ago he was mocking people of certain ethnicities and their names. I was again disgusted. When I say I work with adult bullies i'm not kidding. When I started here I thought ok nice small local company. BOY was I wrong. The owner is complete jackass who is always picking on someone, mocking someone. He is quite arrogant, full of himself and completely cut off from actual reality. Our weekly meetings are cringe worthy. You never know what will come out of his mouth.


I am sorry to hear that. Sounds like an awful, awful company to work for. if it is affecting your daily life in a negative way and there is no recourse to report from within, it may be time to get out, start looking for another position and say to hell with this place. Hang in there. Life gets better, it really does......sometimes (as in my case) it just takes a really long time.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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They were making fun of you, or/and ...they use humour to deal with tragedy. Throw in how "easy and boring" life must be for Regular people. You deserve a better work environment, we have a speak up culture now. Say somthing.



posted on Sep, 20 2018 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: Tundra

She didn't say anything about her political stance, she compared listening to a complete idiot who is clearly full of himself to another droning idiot who happens to be President.




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