Drama Queens Will Not Get Far In The Workplace Or Real World
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To The Drama Queens In The Workplace, Get Over It Or You'll Never Make It In The Real World

And that is the reality of it.

To The Drama Queens In The Workplace, Get Over It Or You'll Never Make It In The Real World

I get it. Sometimes, everything just does not go your way and it feels like the universe is against you but guess what? That is called life. It happens to everyone, not just you.

If you are working and the copy machine breaks, you spill an entire bottle of caramel sauce, or something else happens, do not make it a big deal! Quite frankly, it isn't a big deal and you are making the situation worse than it actually is. When you go to work, you are there to work and follow someone else's rules; not your own. That being said, if you are the type of person that doesn't like being told what to do: Do NOT get a job. If you do, you are just going to make everyone else's day worse.

I work at a coffee shop and one thing that I like about it is that there are two slogans we use. The first is "all negativity stays at the door" and the second is "it is just coffee". The first slogan is pretty easy to understand. When you walk into work, all negativity within your personal, non-work life stays at the door. The second is a slogan we say as a joke when we all make a mistake. Saying "it is just coffee" allows us to get over the fact that we spilled the entire caramel sauce bottle or made a coffee wrong. We make mistakes; the best part about that is that you get another chance to do it.

With that being said, there is no space for drama queens in the workplace. There is no space for those that have a "my way or the highway" mentality. If something goes wrong, get over it. Spilling a drink, making a drink wrong, the copy machine doesn't work etc. . . is not the end of the world and it is definitely not something that needs to be overly dramatized.

If you are the person who makes every little thing dramatic, then you are making the workplace a hostile and miserable place and no one is going to want to work with you. Rather, no one is going to want you to work there period. Plus, drama queens get eaten alive in the real world.

What is the real world you ask?

Well, this goes out especially to all the high school and college students that still live at home with their parents (that is not a bad thing by the way) and don't have bills to pay or someone depending on them. You don't live in the real world; you live in an over-sized bubble and you may think that you taste the real world but you don't. Shoot, I don't even see the full real world even though I live by myself and pay bills along with my college tuition.

When you finally get your degree or settle into a job that is actually a career, you cannot be dramatic about every little thing. Can you imagine how it would be if you walked into a hospital because you had a bump on your leg and the doctor took one look at it and dramatically made it a big deal because he/she said right away that it was cancer without running any tests? That would not be good and that doctor could very well lose his/her license.

Managers and co-workers will not respond politely to you being a drama queen and that is the reality of it. No one wants to be around someone who always complains, whines make everything a big deal and negatively reacts when something doesn't go their way.

The fact of the matter is that you are there to work; you are there to be ordered around and do your job. There is no time for you to be dramatic. Being dramatic equals wasting time. A time you could be used to fix whatever went wrong instead of crying about it.

Drama needs to be left at the door and if you are the type of person who brings drama everywhere you go, then you need to be left at the door too.

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