No matter where I go to work, the relationship between the employer and the employee is exactly the same. Regardless of it being a huge corporation or a small business, the employee will always gossip about the employer. People are always complaining about how terrible their work environment is. “My boss is terrible.” It seems that all the jobs I work at, people are extremely dissatisfied with their job. I don’t think I’ve met a happy employee yet. Obviously, people aren’t going to talk bad in front of their boss, but once their backs are turned, the gossip and complaints begin.
I’m getting really sick of it.
People just like to complain. People don’t want to work. This is the impression I get when I’m around my coworkers.
When I hear complaints, I usually nod, and say, “Oh? Is that so?” or “Interesting.” Perhaps this makes me sound stupid or cold, but I really don’t know how to respond. I don’t have anything to complain about. I got a job, because I need work. I need money. There needs to be food on the table! There needs to be wearable clothes in my closet! There needs to be a roof over my head! As long as I’m making it, no matter how I’m making it, there’s nothing to complain about. As long as I have the money to live, and I’m not begging on the streets with cardboard signs, then there’s nothing to complain about.
I understand that your career choice might be stressful, unexpected, or a dead end, but if this is the end of the road for you, if there are really no other choices for you, then what the hell are you complaining about?! If you’re really at the end, then start doing your best! You should have no one to blame but yourself if you’re at a dead end. The only dependable person is yourself, and if you’re just complaining about your job all the time, then how are you being dependable? Don’t just rely on others.
If you can do better for yourself, for your family, for whatever you’re working for/towards, then go ahead and start planning it! Take that small step towards whatever.
“My boss is an asshole.” So what? Why should that effect your behavior? My boss keeps piling work on me, but I’m still going to do it. That’s my job. I’m a worker. Liking someone or not liking someone should not effect your ability to get a job done. These emotions should never have a hindrance on your work. Will complaining get you money? Does it just make you feel better? Do your meaningless words make you feel better? You know what will make you feel even better? Doing your job and getting money.
If you’ve done the best your could, even if you fail, you would fail without regrets. All your effort might not add up in this society, but is complaining about it going to be useful?
I don’t want to hear about your stupid problems. I just want to get the job done.