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BJ'S BLOG 04/25/12 "Work Place Politics"

Yesterday during Group Therapy, we read an email from Josh who was having a dilemma about what he saw at work.
Josh caught his boss making out with a co-worker; the same co-worker who was recently given a promotion and always gets the sales awards.
He doesn’t mind what they do in their personal lives, but Josh thinks it’s out of line for her to be getting all of these advantages just for hooking up with the boss.
Josh hasn’t told anyone nor do his boss and co-worker know that he found out, but Josh doesn’t know what to do. 
These are the politics of the workplace. People who don’t understand this will be very miserable. 
Steve made an excellent point: once you start to worry about other people’s drama, then you are not going to be able to handle anything; just worry about yourself. 
That is a great and easy concept to live by and I will admit, it took me a long time to figure it out. I used to be that guy who would “stir the pot” and cause drama.  
I used be friends with some really good people who worked in sales in my company and when we’d go out on Friday nights, I would be a downer. I actually de-motivated the staff, not my proudest achievement. 
At the time I thought I could change things by being a “BLD” or a “bitch who loves drama” but now I realize I just have to work hard and try to be a team player to make work a better place for me and everyone else. 

04/25/2012 8:20AM
BJ'S BLOG 04/25/12 "Work Place Politics"
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