Monday, December 29, 2008

"Good Evening, I'm Tom Tucker"

All Family Guy viewers will recognize that line, everytime the news comes on we're greeted with that introduction, followed by...

"And I'm Diane Simmons."

Now the Family Guy news anchors are not the best at hiding thier dislike, frankly, they don't even know what 'subtle' means. They throw cracks at eachother through out the broadcast and that's the entertainment.

I'm bringing this up becuase I'm sure any news studio has just as many (maybe more) issues between colleagues than most of our work places.

Lets refrain from thinking about the person whom you dislike the most in your office, that's where my mind went, and think about how professionalism can curb a lot of issues and create a positive more efficient working environment.

The news anchors, at least in our area, are pretty good at holding back and disguising their dislike for co-workers on the air. That's the key. 'On the air' for most of us, just means don't let it interfere with your work. If something was bothering you so much, stay home. Don't throw away a productive day or jeopardize your job because of an office dispute. Its just not worth it.

If your the type of person who wears their emotions on their sleeve, make sure you wear a sweater in the office. Let me repeat, don't let it get you off your game - its just not worth it.

I'm not going to get into examples becasue I'm sure you all have numerous examples yourself.

Let's be clear - stay professional. Cool, calm and collected. Let you daily successes at work speak to that person who gets under your skin. Don't be Tom Tucker or Diane Simmons, be more like an Anderson Cooper or Julie Chen and keep you cool.

Stay professional,

Best of wealth

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