This is a little bit of an oxymoron, but I’m not talking about being a hostile employee, or a hostile boss. I’m talking about being an employee who hates your job so bad that the thought of doing it makes you cringe. While that may be happening outside the office, it’s happening inside the workplace.
When I was in college, I worked at a company that had a hostile work environment, and I lived that lifestyle. I came up with this phrase after a really shitty experience: “It’s the worst fucking job in the world,” because I was the guy who took on a dead-end project and spent his entire time working so hard for no tangible purpose that I didn’t feel like I was making any progress.
This is the type of thing that I have seen happen to countless people in their own careers. It’s also just what I’ve seen happen to my brother.
A lot of employers have a hostile work environment. It is a common assumption that the majority of them are abusive towards their employees. However, the truth is that a lot of companies have shitty employees. I know Ive seen this with my dad, who after working in a crappy job for over a decade was suddenly promoted to a more prestigious position. After a while though he started noticing the constant sexism and discrimination towards the new man.
The problem is that it can be very isolating for a person to be treated like this. When a job is bad, it can be extremely isolating. A lot of times a person just wants to get away from the job and spend time with their loved ones, so they cut the job short and put the blame on the company. While this may be the case with my dad, it also happens with a lot of people.
I know what you are thinking. “Wait, so is that the kind of job where you are expected to be a man, and treat women as second class citizens?” Sorry, I don’t think so. I think it’s much more of a hostile work environment, and yes, those people that are put on this work position are expected to act like a man, but it’s not the norm.
I recently got into an argument with a co-worker about this. He called the woman a “cow” and said she was treating me like a “dog.” I told him that he had no idea what she was saying and that I was not a “dog.” I think the problem is that these people arent talking about how they feel, they are actually talking about how they think its a bad thing and how they want it to change.
These folks may lack the confidence to put into practice the behaviors that make them a good person, but they at least have the confidence to recognize a problem and make changes to improve it. The workplace environment is, by its nature, hostile. The constant threat of violence, intimidation, and outright physical assault are routine in our offices. And yet, despite this, many managers still manage to get by.
I think the reason is simple. It’s a constant battle to stay calm and in control. We all have our own ways of dealing with conflict. It doesn’t make us bad people, or even good people. We just deal with conflict in different ways. That’s why people don’t always tell you when they’re being abusive or when they’re being nice. They just do it. This is especially true when they’re not aware of it.
There are many reasons why people are less-than-kind towards others. Maybe they just dont like the way somebody looks or the way someone talks. Maybe they just don’t like the way somebody is. Maybe they dont like the way they act. Maybe they dont like the way they look. Maybe they dont like the way they are. All of these things are reasons why people might do something malicious to someone. One of the more common reasons is due to a lack of empathy.