I don’t know

Why is it that every time I speak my mind and say the truth, somehow I end up getting myself into trouble? I don’t mince words. I’m tired of sugar coating. Take my job example. A lot of people I worked with at one location were dicks so I put them in their place and told it like it was. Yet when I spoke the truth and called them out on their bullshit, I ended up looking like an even bigger dick. A lot of people dislike me all because I’m straight forward. That’s why I transferred to another location. Maybe I should have just put up and shut up cause it’s the job that matters? Don’t see any logic in getting paid to take abuse on a daily basis.

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Misunderstood

Aug 22, 2019 at 4:41pm

My cynical sense of humour scares people.

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Its not you

Aug 22, 2019 at 6:18pm

Its this city. Vancouver rewards and encourages flakes and fakes.

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Nobody likes truth

Aug 22, 2019 at 9:26pm

Truth isn't popular. At all. People crying big tears for the amazon today yet if you mention that the #1 Source of destruction of the amazon is animal agriculture...

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True Value

Aug 22, 2019 at 10:58pm

The more routine and rule-driven the scope of work, the less important the people.
For most jobs of most humans, a computer, machine and/or chimpanzee could do mostly the same. Longer and more consistently, which is far more useful than quality, initiative or intelligence. And for much less.
Also note that bonobos (for example) are more cooperative than people - that universal sexual promiscuity is the ultimate "team-building exercise". So the apes are much better than you (or any of us) at teamwork (though not as good as machines).
The only difference is that simians won't just accept stress or grief - they get angry and loud, and throw feces. Which your employer pays you to not do. That's most of your value to them.
Enjoy the ride while it lasts. A few decades more, at best.
I've worked in tech for ages, automating everyone out of work. I knew that was what I was doing, but most laypeople remained ignorant until very recently.
Now they want to bring back unions. Heh. The Luddites, again. Been there, done that. I'll give you no guesses how this turns out.
My amusement knows no bounds.

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Are you German :)

Aug 23, 2019 at 12:02am

Nothing wrong with being straightforward

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How do you know

Aug 23, 2019 at 6:42am

it was the truth? Did you think deeply about their behavior and what might be causing it? Or did you just look at it from your frame of reference and convince yourself you had it all figured out, and knew better. Something to consider.

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uhhh

Aug 23, 2019 at 7:57am

You say you are tired of sugar coating but all the hate you create sounds like you never do sugar coat. I will just add that in my long life I've learned that the most unpleasant people you will ever meet are people who bash others with the truth while they are "keeping it real" and "telling it like it is."

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