work, everyone needs to show respect and everyone
needs to be respected.
what do you do if problems come along? Here
are two stories that may help you think about
1 – late again…
gets a job in a shop. She finds she doesn’t
really like it. Because of this she’s
often late and she doesn’t work very hard.
She makes a lot of mistakes
day she gets in late and then breaks something
by accident. Her boss shouts at her and calls
her a stupid idiot.
says this is out of order. She says her boss
needs to show her more respect.
do you agree with?
to Story 2 – is this funny?
out how to deal with problems.
2 – is this funny?
gets a job in an office. It’s a friendly
place and after a couple of weeks he feels OK
about telling a colleague that he’s gay.
colleague overhears and makes a joke. Dean says
he doesn’t find it funny. But the jokes
continue. Soon he’s getting laughed at
complains to the boss. He says this is abusive
and makes it impossible for him to feel OK about
being in the office. The boss says ignore it
– it’s just a bit of fun.
do you agree with?
down. If someone’s upset you, it
may not be best to act straight away. Wait until
you’re calm enough to think clearly about
the best thing to do.
to the people you trust. Get their opinions
about what you should do.
yourself questions. Who’s caused
the problem: you, the other person, or both
of you? Is it a minor problem you can forget
about, or a major one that needs sorting urgently?
practical. What can you do to sort things?
Who should you approach for help?
your rights. If you’re not being
treated fairly at work, find out the employer’s
policy on dealing with this and insist that
the policy is followed. Find someone from outside
work to advise and support you if needed.
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