Although I did my best to let the issues of work go. Work did not let the issues go. Management was called in about the "altercation" between the two women at work on Friday. Monday morning the staff was given a short but stern lecture re:gossip and negative behavior. I was called into the managers office on Monday afternoon for a friendly visit to talk about "issues" of the department. My work place has alot of growing pains with two young inexperienced managers. It was a small "mom&pop" business bought out by a large cooperation and is undergoing major changes. People are angry, frustrated and afraid. Management either doesn't care or doesn't know how to deal with it. I do believe that things will improve, it will just take time. Until that time comes, I need to figure out how to keep a positive attitude and not be overwhelmed by the negative. I tend to be very quiet and when others are talking negative I agree with my silence. I need to learn to speak up and stop the negative talk and keep things on a positive track.
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