Imagine you are at work and you see your coworker. You say hi and then tell your guy friends that she's looking hot today and she overhears you. Is that professional? Ummm no. Was there a consequence? Yep! It would be really hard for her to function normally being harassed in this manner. That being said, professionalism at work is a very important issue today. It is so crucial to businesses because they could lose a lot of customers due to employees acting like dorks....and that means losing money. Making a good impression with your coworkers and treating them well is equally important. If you have respect, everything else will generally fall into place.
There are a lot of stressful situations in life. For example, dealing with severe anxiety and possibly very disturbing thoughts on the job or in class. It is really important that others understand that there is an entirely different world apart from the job and that problems from that world can easily cross over and effect relationships and the general environment of the working world. The most important thing for me is to be real but also have fortitude and not let my disability win in terms of breaking me away from the community which I need to survive. I am always willing to let the small things slide so that everyone can not only survive but also thrive.
I really enjoy feeling like I am an equal to people in the working field. Looking for work is hard when you have a lack of self-esteem. But I have been realizing that I can do anything that I put my mind to. I love that the managers at the stores are very understanding and adaptable, because I have always thought they make people feel like they are inferior. I visited Color Me Mine, TJ Maxx, Bath and Bodyworks and Nordstrom Rack. The atmosphere was very relaxed and vibrant at the same time.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.