Sunday, November 05, 2006

What Goes Around Comes Around

Ain’t that the truth! A good friend of mine who has spent many years dedicating her life to the betterment of Canada’s Young Offenders has also spent as many years putting up with a tyrant of a boss. On every occasion possible, her boss has done nothing except to undermine her, insult her and discourage her. A very condescending man, he has been the bane of her to the point where she doesn’t know whether or not she is coming or going. He has taken away much of her self esteem as well as disempowered her in front of her subordinates.

He has now lost his job! It is now his turn to feel the wrath of a supervisor. I don’t feel sorry for the man (if you can call him that!) He has had this coming for a long time.

This situation only serves to bolster my belief in the phrase “What goes around comes around.” If you treat others well with the respect that they deserve and if you live your life in consideration and appreciation of others, others will treat you in a similar fashion. On the other hand, if you are an ass and treat others with disrespect simply because you appear to be incapable of respecting others, then expect similar treatment in due course.

I congratulate my friend on sticking with her job over the past 15+ years despite having a tyrant of a boss. All the best in the remainder of your career!

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