I believe that all three of these things are essential for most people. You can usually depend on family and friends through hardships and your job ought to be something you enjoy whenever go, but something has gone wrong with all three in the past few weeks. I’m sure all of this will go back to normal sooner or later, but the more I think about it, I don’t think it will.
I love my family. I’m very close with them and would do anything for them. I thought everyone in my family shared this sentiment, but I found out recently that isn’t the case. I feel like a few members of my family have lost sight of what’s really important. Family should always come first and no one should come between that, but others in my family don’t think so. I hope the individuals in my family have a change of heart, but from what I’ve been gathering the past few days, I don’t think it’ll change anytime soon.
My friends are amazing. We are there are for each other, we enjoy each other’s company, and we love each other. But recently, that has changed for one of my friends. I’ve always known that this friend of mine has flaws, but they’re starting show up lot more recently. He’s been selfish, broken his word, but he doesn’t even realize that he’s done these things. If he doesn’t start to correct these flaws, he may find himself without friends. I’ve known him since 2nd grade, so I would hate to lose him, but he must start showing can be a good friend again.
And my job, I love my job. I go to work everyday willing to any and everything. I love my director because he/she really appreciates the work I do, but my director made a big mistake a few weeks ago. Not only did my director have a terrible lapse in judgment, but I don’t believe my director was reprimanded for such a huge mistake. Usually I don’t care about about the issues at my job, but this was no small matter. As a matter of fact, I’d say what my director did was discriminatory. There was a situation between three co-workers. Two of them are native Spanish speakers, so they feel comfortable talking in Spanish. The other co-worker felt uncomfortable because he/she didn’t feel included, so it made her/him uncomfortable. This co-worker took this issue to my director, but instead of pulling all three them to the side and talking it out, she decides to send an email. This email was harmless, but it was nothing but harmless once it came to the end of the e-mail. My director politely asked everyone not to speak Spanish in the work environment. I was in total shock when I heard about this because it’s discrimination and I thought my director had more sense. Someone must have said something immediately because my director went around apologizing to everyone within minutes. I know my director made a mistake and was apologetic, but my director was not held accountable. There needs to be accountability and my director needs to be educated on discrimination in the workplace. Maybe I’m wrong and these things are being taken care of behind the scenes, but I find that very hard to believe.
With all these developments going on, I am still optimistic. I believe in my family because I would think my mother’s comfort and feelings matter more than anyone else. I know my friend can be a better friend because he has been a good friend in the past, so that potential is still there. I believe my director can learn from that mistake and walk away a better person and director. If I wasn’t optimistic about these things, I think I would drive myself crazy. I refuse to that, so I’ll keep a positive mindset, and hope these situations have a outcome that I can be satisfied with.