Tim here. I’m processing a bit of workplace criticism I took this week. It was one of those conversations where a friend brought up things “that people are saying.” Some of it was fine – disagreement about some workplace decisions. Stuff like that’s always cool for discussion and debate, although it’s not good communication to send it anonymously by a third party.
But then there were the sweeping critiques of me as an individual, including “putting too much time into the wrong things, and not enough into (the job).”
“The wrong things” is pretty clearly code for family care giving needs.
I’m not going to say much right now. Like I said, I’m processing, intellectually and emotionally. Holding a couple of jobs and care giving at home generally means that nobody gets 100% of what they want from me. I’ve owned that, in all venues, any number of times. And frankly, by most measures, the work I’m pulling off under less than ideal conditions is pretty darn good.
I’m sure I can’t be the first care giver to get grief for care giving. Anybody else catch this stuff in the workplace? How did you choose to deal with it?