Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.
What Do You Think? Submitted for Your Consideration & Conversation
Meeting with a friend for lunch, you arrive to discover that she is quite upset. You settle into your seat and immediately ask what’s happened.
She admits that she has just come from work where her manager chewed her out. The manager was upset at something she brought up during a meeting that he felt questioned his authority.
You’re puzzled, as you know your friend is a hard worker and very calm in stressful situations. As you talk with her more, you discover that her manager routinely yells at her. It has been going on for months, and she has been looking for a new job — even though she’s been working there for many years — just to get away from the tense environment.
What do you think about her wanting to leave the job to get away? Do you think you would doubt her truthfulness or innocence, or back her 100%?
Under what circumstances would you counsel your friend to go to Human Resource or to take legal action?