Originally Posted by meltel
I think it's quite sad you feel that way. Maybe because it's my profession, but I find the nurses that "hate" their job went into the profession for the wrong reason (job security, money-lol thats a real joke!) and not because they want to help heal others-physically, mentally and emotionally as it should be. They don't last long.... I have learned to surround myself with positive people and that being kind is usually more important than being right. I feel horrible for people who lost their eggs or birds due to poor shipping-I too have lost some. But I don't really believe that majority of the post office starts their day saying "Hmmm I hate my job-I think I'll just smash this box of eggs!" They deal with high volume, pressure and cutbacks just like almost every other profession and sometimes people just have bad days. My post office screwed up one of my orders pretty bad. But then I think of all the times they let me come in before it opened to let me get my eggs before work so they wouldn't sit and how excited they are when I get chicks. So instead of pitching a fit, I went to Tim Hortons and bought them a box of donuts. Do you know that little random act of kindness and forgiveness made me feel so much better than being angry and because of it, they are on high alert for all my eggs (I do give them a courtesy heads up!). To:@kajira
-I'm very sorry-I know how bad you wanted those eggs! i hope things work out in your favor one way or another
Don't get me wrong, I don't think they are punching and kicking boxes of eggs, or kicking puppies and drowning kittens or anything... I see the same lack luster of care about "the job" in many situations, including my own (installing U-Verse and DIRECTV in homes and businesses)... in every job I have done through my life so far, I always put myself in the person receiving my service' place... I have always been complimented that I "take pride in my work", even when it was fast food like Burger King, Taco Bell and Subway. My personal post master is awesome, and it's a small town, so that probably helps. She stops and talks to people all the time, waves n smiles at ppl on her route. Once you get to the big sorting facilities, it's like most assimilation lines, and all bets are off... I know they handle millions of packages. It's a bummer when your packages is obviously destroyed you need to fight for that insurance...should be "if witnessed by employee prior to delivery, claim due" or somethin like that... yolk leaking out of the box is a sure sign stuffs broken... I'll check on the claim steps again, but pretty sure when reading about it last week it said "in person at the post office" to some effect (was looking up about claiming on lost packages then, and ran across it)
Glad you are in a profession that fits your desire to help! I wanted to go that route or veterinary, but I get too invested and I know I wouldnt handle it emotionally well... I'm a better listener and emotional healer heh. In fact, have had quite a few women not let me leave from installing service with out a big hug after a few hours of story telling, listening and advice giving if asked... just happens sometimes (the right combo personality to help heal someone without trying)... anyhoo, way off topic there, sorry.