So today at work I got put on a ‘Performance Improvement Plan’. I’m really bummed out. I work so hard and everything I do goes unnoticed for the most part. My co-workers apparently don’t like me too much. To be honest though, I haven’t felt welcome really since I started working there. I constantly feel like no one takes me seriously or everyone thinks I’m a bitch because I don’t come off as super friendly at first. I think what makes me upset the most is that no one has ever directly confronted me about anything - instead they tell the store manager and they problem just continues to escalate. I don’t want to be difficult to work with. I really am friendly once you get to know me….
«Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.»