msg/ submit me your workplace-related stories!! ♡
Hi everyone! I’m currently doing a #HumansAtWork (inspired by Humans of New York ofc!) campaign for my internship where i’m gathering stories regarding experiences in the workplace and/or leadership roles. The simple, broad questions are: What is a positive workplace culture to you? What is your definition of a great leader?
This idea came from my own frustration, working in retail. Often, people treat me like utter shit because they see that I’m just there to serve or a person to bark at when prices are ‘too expensive.’ There were times where I dreaded going to work because I didn’t want to be yelled at for things that I couldn’t control and I felt like it was my fault somehow. Do I take up too much space? Is it just me? Even though, I know that people are just rude because they’re dickheads, I couldn’t help but let those negative thoughts seep into my brain.
Despite all that, the great friendships that I made at work were what made these thoughts disappear. We all genuinely cared for each other and stood up for each other when someone was feeling down or was being unjustly berated. The workplace should be a place that fosters inclusivity and positivity. After all, what are businesses without the people behind them?
If you have any workplace stories, please message or submit them to me. Anonymous or not! They can be as short or as long as you want. And if you would like to provide a picture of yourself (candid if possible) and leave a name, please feel free to do so but it’s not necessary! :)
Thank you! And please help a gal out by sharing if you can ♡