I read a good article written by (the highly educated) Guy Haskel on JEMS.com today called "Persona Non-Grata" and I've got to tell ya, I've been right there. I've been on the recieving end of exactly what he was talking about in the article and I have all kinds of empathy.
Here's the article – Read it and remember that you simply can't please everybody.
This article got me thinking about some of the more interesting relationships I've had with coworkers and partners over the years. Some of them have been very smooth and friendly and have resulted in some good friendships. Some have been smooth but less-than-friendly and resulted in some comfortable times at work… others?? Well… I'm sure you all can guess.
Have you ever had an ambulance or fire-department shift that felt like this? (This is such a good metaphor)