by Aimeyir - Posted Wed February 28, 2007 @ 1:17 PM
Re: Aimeyir, or Stuff You Didn't Care If You Knew About Me Or Not.
Hello, everyone. This is my first blog on this site, so I thought I'd start it off with a bit of backstory. I am currently 36 years of age as of this posting. I have worked on and off in various foodservice and retail service positions since 1990, from employee/asst. manager at a BK to owning my own deli, customer service representative at a Wal-mart to my current (but temporary) occupation at another deli/convenience store. I was raised with the traditional German work ethics: You work for what you get; take only what you need; give out politeness and kindness so you can get some back, etc. I have spent many a day in tears and exhaustion trying to deal with the unreasonable customer, and frustration in trying to understand just why they are justified in treating their fellow man in such a horrible manner. There's an old saying I recently came across that rings true to all of this. It said something to the effect of, "The kindness of a person is judged not by how they treat their equals, but by how they treat those they percieve to be below them." Because of my experiences in their shoes, I go the extra mile in situations where I am dealing with those "assisting" me. I smile, say please and thank you, and do what I can to help. I've been known to carry dirty dishes to the counter instead of leaving them on the tables. I clean my messes. I don't yell, scream, shout, make unreasonable demands, or take things personally. Why, you might ask? I am one person among many. If I cannot get along with my fellow man, then I am doomed to be alone in my misery. Yes, I might nitpick at one point while overlooking the general issue. I err as well; I am human. But, my ultimate goal is to alleviate my frustration and that of my fellow worker by trying to show you our world, to make you understand why you might be making your fellow man suffer needlessly over your petty demands.