Warning! Working With People Maybe Killing You!

Most people cannot stand to go to work. When Sunday comes around, they are already dreading going to work. Perhaps it’s because the boss or another employee makes their blood boil or stomach do “flip-flops!” Most people have experienced an overbearing, rude, or negative boss, co-worker, or employee at some point in their career. It is becoming a job requirement to know how to work with all types of people.

“In their book, “Working with You is Killing Me — Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work,” (Warner Business Books, 2006), Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster offer advice on how to recognize a co-worker problem and provide tools for dealing with them professionally and effectively.” See MSN.CareerBuilder for further reference.

Do not allow people to take your power! Most people do things to get a reaction out of others. Once they know what buttons to push, they will do it all of the time. Here’s a saying that you can say to yourself if you find yourself in a negative situation at work: “I’m rubber, your glue, your negative energy bounces of a me and sticks to you!” You may even find that a smile forms across your face.

Some people are very insecure or in so much pain that they do not know how to deal with their issues. It is not your job to “fix people.” It’s your job to monitor your thoughts and feelings. When a person is “getting on your nerves,” walk away as fast as you can. Think about something that makes you happy, like a new job. Be sure to thank your current job for providing you with experience and a salary, then start looking for a new job.

The workplace is full of people. The key is to know how to deal with all personalities types. Remember, it’s just a job and not your life. Another way to deal with toxic people is an attitude of gratitude. You can thank God you are not related or married to these people! Can you imagine Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? It would be an exciting day which would make you want to be at work instead of spending the holiday with them.

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  1. Roberta Gigi's says:

    THIS ARETICLE IS SO TRUE . I WORKED IN A DOCTORS OFFICE FOR 7 1/2 YEARS AND I WAS FINE WORKING WITH THE NURSE PRACTICANER THEN I GOT MOVED TO WORK WITH A DOCTOR THAT EVERYONE WAS SCARED OF I WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH TON WORK WITH HIM . WHEN I WORKE DWITH HIM I WAS NERVOUS ,NAUSOUS AND JUST COULDN’T WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND TO BEGIN. THEN THE NEW PEOPLE THEY HIRED DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING AND I WAS ASKED TO DO OTHER PEOPLES WORK AND I DID NOT GET MUCH IN RAISES AND I DID KNOW MY STUFF
    WELL THEY GOT ANEW DOCTOR IN AND GUESS WHAT I WAS PUT WITH THE NEW DOCTOR AND I WAS SO SICK OF WORK AND I JUST WANTED TO GET OUT ,WELL SURE ENOUGH SHE BECAME PREGNANT AND I WOULD HAVE BEE OUT OF WORK FOR SIX WEEKS AND NO PAY .YES OTHER PEOPLE ARE TOXIC AND THEIR MOODS RUB OFF ONE ANOTHER .
    I FINALLY LEFT THAT JOB WORKED IN ANOTHER OFFICE FOR 7 MONTHS ONLY THEM I GOT THE BEST JOB I HAVE HAD SINCE I STARTED WORKING AT THE AGE OF 16.THIS JOB O GOT AT THE AGE OF 40 BETTER LATE THAN LATER AND NO ONES HEALTH IS WORTH A CRAPPY JOB .

  2. Roberta Gigi's says:

    THIS ARETICLE IS SO TRUE . I WORKED IN A DOCTORS OFFICE FOR 7 1/2 YEARS AND I WAS FINE WORKING WITH THE NURSE PRACTICANER THEN I GOT MOVED TO WORK WITH A DOCTOR THAT EVERYONE WAS SCARED OF I WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH TON WORK WITH HIM . WHEN I WORKED WITH HIM I WAS NERVOUS ,SICK TO MY STOMACH AND JUST COULDN’T WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND TO BEGIN. THEN THE NEW PEOPLE THEY HIRED DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING AND I WAS ASKED TO DO OTHER PEOPLES WORK AND I DID NOT GET MUCH IN RAISES AND I DID KNOW MY STUFF,
    WELL THEY GOT ANEW DOCTOR IN AND GUESS WHAT I WAS PUT WITH THE NEW DOCTOR AND I WAS SO SICK OF WORK AND I JUST WANTED TO GET OUT ,WELL SURE ENOUGH SHE BECAME PREGNANT AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR SIX WEEKS AND NO PAY .YES OTHER PEOPLE ARE TOXIC AND THEIR MOODS RUB OFF ONE ANOTHER .
    I FINALLY LEFT THAT JOB WORKED IN ANOTHER OFFICE FOR 7 MONTHS ONLY THEM I GOT THE BEST JOB I HAVE HAD SINCE I STARTED WORKING AT THE AGE OF 16.THIS JOB I GOT AT THE AGE OF 40 BETTER LATE THAN LATER AND NO ONES HEALTH IS WORTH A CRAPPY JOB .

  3. I can relate to this article.I worked in a cafeteria for 16 years. I was fine till I moved and asked to relocate to another store. I lasted there for only 4 years. My stomach started bothering me and I was hating my job. I finally got the courage to quit and my stomach problems disappeared. That was the best thing that I could do for my health. No job is worth it if it is going to have an effect on your life.