Recently I have been in a conflict with someone at my work in regards to an incident that had happened last week. It all started when she kept calling in sick for each one of her shifts so we were either short handed, or we would be struggling to find someone to cover for her. It came to a point where I was beginning to become frustrated with her so on the schedule I wrote “sick” in quotations. The next day I got a Facebook message from this person calling me all sorts of things and saying I was assuming when she has a “medical need”, but no one had ever talked about it before. This brings me to the point of my article: Where you draw the line with an argument or hostility?
I’ve grown up with parents who told me to stand up for what I thought was right and to essentially live life not regretting decisions. Do I regret my decision with this situation? Nope. Not one bit. I’ve come to realize that what I did was not only an eye opener for her but for other people that this individual needs to realize that if this perception that she’s giving off made me assume this, then what would be different than someone else writing it?
In the end, I will be sitting down with this person and making it a point that if my assumption of her is this, then I am probably not the only one who works with her that feels the same way. So the question stands:
Where do you draw the line? Have you thought maybe you’ve been there, and you do not know where to stop it?