Sides are taken. Battles are fought. Jeering continues. And this is the actual stage of our working lives, and not those ugly cubicle with the big fat monitors (anyone?). I mean, when is the last time you heard - or heard somone mentioning -rumors on your MD's private life? "I heard his secret second wife is having a secret lover..." Stuffs like that. You have to be an angel or a deaf to not hearing these kind of conversations. Or you work alone in sewerage pipes. Then again, you can still hear those rumors echoing from the corporate quarters above.
I don't know about you guys, but generally we will feel a tickle of joy by participating in these type of conversations. But what if the malicious subject they're talking about is you? That's when you start straighten yourself up, whispering silently "Go the h3ll with them".
You mark the villain, clear your name and manage to get your respect back. But he or she (the villain) won't stop. They start all over again, and again, and again and again. These type of people really exist - you can't deny this. This is when you start complaining to your friends. You claim to experiencing stress. You turn out on your date sour-faced, cursing throughout your family dinner and read 'ask Thelma' more regularly. And maybe even refer to blogs like mine for advice. Well, if you're indeed, you're lucky. Because I have the perfect advice. It's so good, I even bet its the best, the most effective advice you 'll ever get:
Stop complaining. You have to realize, stress is almost non-existent if you subtract human factors. Most job stresses are 90% attributed towards the people we're working with, not our work. You don't get stress from staying back in the office to finish your work, but you get stress from unwillingly staying back to complete your work just to be in a good light with your boss. When you do something against your will, you'll stress out. And only people can make you work against your will.
Seriously, think about it. So what if your work is not finished? Don't mention about ''it's my duty to do the best for my company'' stuffs. It's not working. You're actually scared of being lambasted by your boss. That's why. It's the human factor. Here's some equation to make my point:
STRESS = PEOPLE
Don't bother about other people too seriously. If you can't get a grip with those people, then you can't stand the job. Get lost and work somewhere else. Or you can start your own business alone, so the only probable people you will hate is definitely yourself.