My Best

July 2, 2011

I have always given it my best in the workplace. I have always done what was required, and then some. I have not always done the right thing when nobody was looking but now I strive to. I have given any job I had 110%. The other day, I was told by my boss that my best wasn’t good enough.

It is interesting to see a person develop in their life. That comment could have been taken in the wrong way. I have co-workers who witnessed my boss telling me and I quote “Well, your best isn’t good enough.” These individuals could not believe he said that to me and were insulted for me. This is due to the fact that they see me do my best and they see me do a good job. I try to show integrity in my work. I try to do what is right when my boss or any other supervisor isn’t looking. I am trying to show an example of good work ethics.

I decided when I heard that remark that I had two choices. I could do something really negative and be angry or I could make that comment work for me in a positive way. I chose the latter. I am going to make that dispicable comment work for me and benefit me. The hard work begins. Making good out of something bad is easier said than done.

The only way I can make good out of that comment is to put it out there. I want everyone to know what was said to me so perhaps people can learn what is appropriate to say to an individual and what is not. What could he have said to me that would have acknowledged the fact that he knew I was doing my best, but that some things were being missed. That comment shot me down like a torpedo. I had to pull myself up and in doing so, I will develop into a stronger, more capeable woman. There is nothing anyone can do about that.

In addition, some individuals may be intelligent, capable and be able to get the job done but have absolutely no way with words. He could have just stuck his foot in his mouth. I have always thought my boss was overqualified for his job but now I understand why he isn’t in a higher position. It’s because of his mouth, his attitude, and the way he treats people. He is his own worst enemy and doesn’t even know it.

And.. My best is good enough but my best is getting better…


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