Saturday, January 12, 2008

Crab mentality


This past few days I personally experiencing sudden change of behavior from my co-colleagues. It was started when the Human Resource Department called my attention to comply requirements for my one level promotion, from contractual to casual position. Actually, am so hesitant to comply the requirements cause two years ago, I was a victim of Political assault... same thing HR Department instructed me to comply this and that documents but in snap of a finger my item had vanished. It was stolen from me and was given to another person whom identified as a close relative of a politician. That unforgettable experience had left a "scar" in my heart and mind. Two years to be exact, another opportunity knocks on my door which i believe " GOD's gift for me". Now, my appointment was real....Glory unto GOD!

Am so thankful for this rare opportunity, though am not expecting it to happen this year but GOD is so good to me. What a wonderful Blessing for year 2008. My family and friends so long with my mentors were so happy for me, they said " I deserved it and am so blessed" truly a good start for me this year". Of course, I myself is overjoyed cause at long last my hardship bear fruits... But in contrary , i can feel that my other colleagues were so bitter, they may not say anything but i felt it. I can understand what they felt cause they are also expecting to be promoted this year. I just feel bad that their attitudes towards me had a sudden change. Were all buddies and i can't remember any single thing we had argue with... were family here but All had change when i was entrusted a higher position.

Am asking my self- why do people have this so called "crab mentality"...a way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." This refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape over the side, but is relentlessly pulled down by the others in the pot....... Grrrrrrr... am experiencing the same scenario now, why they don't just be happy for me, I don't asked this from the management, it was offered to me and am just accepting what they have given.

Anyways,new responsibilities means new trials and challenges. I may not be 100% ready to face it all but i know i can make it... As long as I don't step anyone's shoes and my conscience is clear I know GOD will help me to get through with it. This crisis will surely pass by and will make me a better person.

9 comments:

Scotty's Princess said...

Te, ganon talaga ang mga taong insecure. Instead of being happy para sa kapwa nila, sinisiraan pa at hinihila pababa. Don't let it worry you. GOD knows your heart and besides, walang gamot sa pagiging insecure, hahaha!

Keep smiling :-)

briggs said...

Hehehe...Oo nga eh, iwan ko ba bakit di talaga maalis un insecurity sa mga NOYPI... anyways,di ko na nga lang pinapansin eh, hinayahayaan ko na lang para walang gulo.

idealpinkrose said...

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briggs said...

@idealpinkrose... yes gurl, totoo un. sure i will visit ur page again... galing ha candidate ka lagi hehehheh

Lerlyn said...

biktima din ako minsan ng crab,mukhang crab talaga cla..isa lang masabi ko "mamatay cla sa inggit"!!!
congrats sa iyo gie!!!

JAZEVOX said...

thanks for your visit in my page :-)

dont let insecure colleagues bring your down, its their emotional problems not yours, if they are real friends, they should be happy for yeah, you got promoted! congrats

briggs said...

@jazevox: thanks gurl... welcome to my page... yeah ur right... keep on hitting back... GOD BLESS!

JAZEVOX said...

not sure what hitting back means...what i was trying to say: just hope they will learn to be happy for your new promotion instead of getting jealous

have a nice evening!

briggs said...

@JAZEVOX... hi, thanks for hopping into my page again..... oh hahahah on the word keep on hitting back.. it's my own way of saying, hope u'll visit my page again....and u did hehehehhe. GOD BLESS...