- Agreeing with others politely
- Disagreeing with others politely
- Being “positive”
- A bunch of other things.
I wonder why I’m still around? I don’t need to be in this kind of environment, I really don’t. I have skills, I have a resume, I can leave.
Yet I’m around. Tied down to all the things I don’t care about, just to be around one thing I care about. Or one person. And one animal I guess.
My manager told me I need to “tone down the snark” today. What kind of responses do these people expect from me? If I don’t agree with something, I point out the reasons. If I don’t care about something, I don’t care about it.
I’m not your friend. I’m not your teaaammate, I’m not your husband or your family. I’m an employee which means I do what I signed up to do. I didn’t sign up to be nice. I signed up to do what I can to help create a product. And yes, that requires collaboration. It doesn’t require ‘niceness’.
I don’t know why I care. Right now everything is going poorly, and I have nothing to lose. So why do I care?