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Thanks, Two Cents.
I had a coworker who used to be very confused about how often I’d take things on the proverbial chin. He’d warn: “You teach people how to treat you”.
The difference, I felt, between us, was that he had a trade, and I have grade 12. He could stand up and walk out and be gainfully employed at any moment – at a rate of pay comparable or higher than what he currently had. I could not. I was as replaceable as a diaper, in my opinion.
Also, I’m eager to please. This throws a very large rusty wrench into determining how people treat you. You want them to be pleased with your efforts; telling them to ‘step off’ in any decent manner is something that will not please them.
He wasn’t wrong – I look over all of my friendships and relationships with everyone I’ve met. I have dictated…
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