I am a real misanthrope!
deacon7771: Wow, something really eerie happened to me. About a week ago, a new guy at the place I work at died, he was killed in a motorcycle vs pick up truck accident - he was not wearing a helmet and died instantly at the scene. His death really shocked me, he was only 37 and I really liked the kid. Anyway, today I read the local newspaper and found out from his obituary that he was born on the very same date as me, just 19 years later. I can't help but think that maybe the "angel of death" came to claim one man and mixed things up and took the wrong guy.
deacon7771: HELP! I used to work at the BEST place ever to have a job, well at least I felt that way about it, and now I can't wait to pay off my mortgage (I still owe about 25K) and then I can quit. The "best" place became the absolute WORST place when a new H.R. guy took over, he is the most hated person I have encountered in at least 20 years. I am just amazed at how much of a dramatic change has occurred, people used to regularly arrive early and eager to work, now everyone hates their jobs and want desperately to find other jobs but can't (our county is one of the most economically depressed areas in the U.S.) HOW can we get this H.R. creep fired?
h53deb: I have heard about this type of situation from others. You need to research this. Also, who is over the HR person? You need to document everything unfair that is going on by this person. Date, time and a description of what occurred. Also you need backup from the others you say are unhappy. Believe me when I say that most wont want to make a complaint. Some will moan but are afraid to do anything about it. Again, research and call legal aid for consultation regarding this situation. This takes effort, dedication and time. Good luck.
deacon7771: Twilightkate: How often do you sit at home and wish someone would ring you and suggest, well anything rather than these 4 walls? How many of you have had a night out planned, or arranged coffee with friends and suddenly "these 4 walls" seem the only safe haven because it's the only place you don't have to pretend you are ok, so you cancel. Or when you are invited out you tell them how terribly sorry you are but you're already booked up that weekend, when you are actually just really busy holding it together in your safe box. And so the first problem starts, all by itself. People stop asking you and the isolation that at first wasn't true becomes your only truth.
Please don't give up on your friends. Ring them, go round, even when they don't want you to. Because they really do they just don't know how to say it.
Everyone says: "If you need anything, don't hesitate. I'll be there for you ".
I'm going to make a bet, without being pessimistic, that out of my Facebook friends that less than 5 will take the time to put this on their wall to help raise awareness of and for those who have mental health difficulties.
Twilightkate, I liked that so much that I copied it and posted it to my page. You are so totally right about this.
deacon7771: There are no coincidences, everything happens for a reason.... trouble is, the "reason" some very odd things happen can be so very UN-reasonable at times.
deacon7771: I have been reminded of the fable of "The Emperor's New Clothes," I always loved that story. To me at least, it very accurately describes most societies and cultures. In the fable, there is the little boy who steps forward from the crowd of "admiring" people, and he says "The Emperor is naked!" which is the truth that everyone else has denied, but you know, in the story the little boy is recognized for telling the truth, yet in reality, when someone does reveal a shameful truth, they usually are very harshly punished.