Fitting In

Quoted from this succinct article at Flying Solo:

Julia Gillard in Adelaide

It is hard having to share your workplace with other people and the noise they make, the silly ideas they have, the different pace and priorities they have.

It is hard going to meetings you didn’t organise and are not running.

It is hard being new and trying to fit into an organisation’s culture and ways of doing things.

It is hard to impose your own ideas on an organisation that has survived for ages without them.

It is hard being exposed to unionist and anti-management philosophies when you have been a boss your whole working life.

It is hard fronting up everyday when you don’t feel like it.

It is hard not having your expertise recognised by your employer.

I couldn’t agree more.

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