On a side note, I just want to touch bases about how terrible my workplace is. I have no idea how some people have worked here for a number of years because right now I'm quite fed up with this place. Upper management doesn't care about their employees at all, they pretty much make you feel like you shouldn't exist when the "big bosses" are around. And when they are present, they make you feel like shouldn't be seen nor heard, but if you are, you have to work vigorously as if your life depends on it. They don't provide all the necessary tools and equipment to make work more efficient but yet expect results. They're cheap and try to cut corners wherever they can- whether that be putting pressure on the workers to work even faster or trying to expand the workforce in a workplace that has no room for that capacity. If you're a good worker, you get worked even harder; but if you're lazy and incompetent, you get to do the easy jobs. At least I'm in the good books when it comes to my supervisor. I don't get treated this way because I am a good efficient worker who knows my responsibilities and what I need to do to get things done.
I've also observed and encountered a few creepy men at work. The only silver lining from this is that I've learned that I don't need to be understanding towards everybody (probably because of my psych degree). Everyone needs a friend but I don't necessarily have to be that person. I've also learned to ignore and avoid these types of people so that they don't bother me and not feel bad for being cold and unfriendly. I can't control their actions and what they choose to do, but I can choose mine. Plus, I have so many other bigger things to worry about than to be concerned with someone as trivial as him. Working at this place has made me grow up and face the reality that not everybody is nice or as nice as they may seem. I know more about judging a person's character and how to handle creepers to get them off my trail. This experience has set in stone for me to trust my gut instincts because it was right about everything and everyone, there's no question about it! I am left disappointed with mankind for the most part; although there are plenty of good hearted people, there are the same or more number of lazy self-centred people. I can't wait to leave this awful place behind one day but that won't be until after I finish paying off my student debt (I'm so close to the finish line!!).
"Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would." -Nelson Mandela