Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Always look on the dark side of life?

This year I am working with a different group of people and they all complain all the time about everything! They are so negative about everything! At times I find it really depressing and I've always wondered if I was just being sensitive to it. Until one of my friends had to work with these people and later on said "I can't work with them anymore. They are so depressing. All they do is complain about everything."

I've tried helping my workmates with positive advice. I've tried being positive. I've tried helping them with their problems. I even said one day "why don't you look for a new job if it's that bad here?" To which they replied "oh i'm too old to look for a new job. If I was your age I'd change jobs but I'm too old now".

I realise now that they just want to feel miserable and complain all the time. Maybe it's time to bring headphones to work. :)

3 comments:

Vasilisa said...

You could always try to be annoyingly happy right in their face and it just might rub off :)

Hamish said...

Here's an interesting article from Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) about perpetual complainers...

http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/07/rounders-vs-acc.html

Greg said...

I agree with Polina, only the idea is that they might just go away.