How do you get someone to care about losing something worth keeping when that something has lost all value to that person?
Some of the stupid shit I deal with at work:
"So, how much money do you make once you’re a therapist?"
"That depends on where you’re working, the population, whether you accept insurance, etc."
"So, do you make good money?"
"Well, you’re not going to be rich just working as a therapist."
"Ok, but do you make good money?"
"Well, I’m not sure what good money means to you. But you won’t get rich working as a therapist alone."
"Ok, but I mean, I don’t want to put all this time into studying and going to school to just make $40,000.00 a year"
Silence and a look…
"Well, that is quite the realistic scenario as a therapist".
Face dropping and realization sets in.
Side note: she wasn’t actually a psychology student, but an OT student who can’t pass a certain course and has decided psychology and counseling might be easier instead. I have no sympathy for people who think Psychology is easy.
Ugh! I’m going to start reading emails at the end of the day so my day isn’t ruined at the beginning. I really have to keep working on letting others get to me and having such an emotional reaction to negative feedback.
Additionally, I feel that I have to hold back a little more when verbalizing an emotional reaction. There’s just no place for that in the business world. Plus, it’s plain immature to freak out.
Hey, one incident in almost 2 yrs can’t be too bad, right?
My concern is losing the trust and being seen as dependable and level headed so that I can be counted on to make sound decisions…
Sometimes I truly feel like a little kid.