Thursday, December 14, 2006
A Kinder, Gentler Malady
As I read back through some earlier posts from a few years ago, I was struck by how frustrating my former job was. In every post, I'm whining or complaining about some aspect of my job. It was turning me into an angry and bitter person. I used to wonder why the people at the DMV were so grumpy. Now I know. Jobs like that can wear you down after awhile. And the part that makes me really sad was that I am really not *that* person. I'm not truly an angry bitchy person. (at least, I don't perceive myself to be) So, I took some time off (nine months) to reclaim some of myself. Now that I am working again, I'm starting to see the original workplace Malady coming out. The one who is fairly pleasant and like getting along with co-workers. The one with a sense of humor. And I like that. I want people to see me and think, "hey, that Malady girl is really a nice person." I shudder to think what people thought about me at my old job.