Tuesday, 11 November 2008 @ 11.40am
People come in all shapes and sizes. They also come with all sorts of attitudes. There are those you meet and instantly click with. There are also those that you just have nothing to say, no matter how many often you see each other. Then there are the rest who really make you wonder.
As a child, you're protected and sheltered from the big bad world. Then your parents will slowly let you learn and feel the pain as you're reaching adulthood in hopes that you would be able to cope with the reality of life. The result (usually) is a capable young person learning to find his or her place in the world. However, when you're 23 and your father still needs to accompany you to the ATM to withdraw as little as RM50 in broad daylight...something is seriously wrong.
Being a 20-something working woman in today's world is a far cry from what 20-something working women were like 20 something years ago. The general perception of a young woman today who earns her own money is usually that she's independent, sociable and determined. However...
Imagine this. I know a 23-year old woman (or should I call her girl?) who sleeps at 9pm and wakes up at 5am to play games online! No, there's nothing wrong in all that. But what if that's all she wants to do? A little bit of hard work and you get a tight face. You tell her how to greet clients and hold a business card (which should be basic) and she cries. You express your frustration on facebook and she deletes you from her friends list.
How do you deal with a person who complains when she has to stay back at work? (Bitch, you're an Editor. Live with it.) How do you deal with a person who cries when you're teaching her something right? For example, "it's rude to yawn in front of people", "make sure you're not distracted when with a client", "don't look bored", sit up straight", "put the book/phone away" and "answer the office phone". How do you deal with a person who goes to a person's Raya open house, brings a book and reads it! How do you deal with a person who always has something to answer back? (When I told her to stop yawning in front of people because it's RUDE, her reply was, "oh, that's one of my little quirks.) @*&&^$(*#(($!!!
I could use all the swear words I know under the sun. But the good thing is, she's not my problem anymore. However, I'm concerned. She was my replacement. I did a damn good job when I was an Editor there. I had a good reputation with clients and just because I left doesn't mean that I want the company to go down. She's a whingy little brat and I don't want her to be my legacy. Grow up, child.