I called Ruth and ran the post by her because she's our oldest blogger in the community (she's not that old) and she was kind enough to listen and say just be sure to include "some" and people will get the point.
I work with a lot of people near retirement. The bulk of them are wonderful employees. They know what's going on, they know how to do their work and they do it very well. A lot of them are also people who you enjoy talking to but some prefer to keep to themselves and that's fine.
But there's another group and thankfully they're in the minority. However, I hate them and they give old people a bad name.
We're all going to be old someday unless we die young so we need to think about what kind of old people we want to be and, if you're old now, you need to think about that too.
Today, a woman was a total bitch at work and she just would not stop until she made this woman cry. It was something to see. I came in on the end of it. The woman who was the total bitch is over 60 and about to retire. And she was in the wrong, however, that didn't stop her from attacking the younger woman (thirties) and blaming her and screaming at her. This woman kept asking her, "Why are you yelling at me? Would you please lower your voice?"
And she didn't. That's when I got involved because my supervisor called me and asked me to go with her and another employee to ask the elderly woman to call down.
The minute the boss was there, she was all smiles, "Hey, girl," and saying how she was just having the best day. It was like she was mental.
And maybe she is.
But there have been a number of older people who just snap at other people and don't even seem to grasp that they are doing it. It's an aging issue for some, I'm sure.
But there's no excuse for it.
The woman I'm writing about is going to have to attend some classes and should have to. And if they don't work out, she'll be let go.
She honestly shouldn't have been hired. She's just finished three months of training. And she's announced she's retiring in two months. You'd think she'd have the brains to be nice to people -- especially in this economy. Instead, she's acting like a mental case. And if she doesn't get it together, she won't be on the job for two more months. Nor should she be.
Again, the bulk of older and old people that I work with are great to work with. They're knowledgable and that's great. But lately, there have been a lot of people over sixty who have been hired and who have been fired because they're unable to get along with other people or treat co-workers with dignity.
Probably that's why someone over 60 is looking for a job to begin with, think about it.
But I'm just tossing that out there tonight because the woman at work was out of control and that's not mature behavior. The woman she was verbally attacking is a church going woman who does not believe you disrespect an elder. I think that's why I'm so mad. If the old woman had tried that with anyone else, she would have been put in her place. Instead, she went after the one employee who wasn't going to scream at her back. And that's not an accident. I think she knew that and that's why she went off on the woman.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"