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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Embarrassed (07/19/07)

TITLE: Embarrassment at Work
By Carolyn Kenney
07/20/07


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Embarrassment at Work

My mother told me many times, if you do not have something nice to say, do not say anything. However, there are exceptions to every rule. My former boss, who we will call Jean, was an extremely critical person. Either she liked you or she did not like you - period.

Fifteen years ago, I was appointed to my current job. I liked the job because I was able to interact with many people. There was much to learn with challenging situations. No matter how hard I worked, Jean criticized and embarrassed me in whatever situation arose.

A few years after working together, the workload in our office increased and another employee was needed. A very capable woman was assigned (whom we will call Lucy) and we became quick friends. Lucy and Jean had a good working relationship, which over time quickly faded. Jean became critical of Lucy and embarrassed her as well. Lucy would often end the workday in tears. Meetings with those in higher authority led nowhere and Lucy sought employment elsewhere.

A second woman was assigned to our office who was a good friend of Jean’s. A few months passed and the new woman stayed, but their friendship was no more. Once again, Jean would criticize and embarrass my co-worker and myself whenever possible.

One day, unexpectedly, Jean told us that she was retiring! We ran her retirement party and spent a lot of energy on it. We did this because we could not stoop to Jean’s level.

Sometimes people treat us in ways we would never treat them. Unfortunately, love and forgiveness, which they believe are part of themselves, are missing from their hearts. We cannot imitate such people. We must follow Jesus who was Love itself and who many times said, “Love one another as I have loved you.”


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Sara Harricharan 07/26/07
I think this is something a lot of people can relate to. Thank you for sharing this in such an easy way. I liked your tone and approach. Good job.
Dee Yoder 07/29/07
A good story and a good point. THanks for sharing it!