Nothing to Lose

I didn’t get fired. And the store manager is at least pretending to offer me additional training. Will it actually materialize? His track record is poor; he is standing on a record of broken promises. But I have made my opinions known.

I have been determined to do things differently. Anyone can get pissed off and quit. I want to do some good before I go. And employers are desperate for workers. I can literally work anywhere else, still maybe get treated badly, and make more money. My focus has been on handling things in a way I can feel good about six months from now.

I think I may have crossed some kind of threshold. My confidence level feels higher.

I can only deal with so many crises at a time. When everything is falling apart, you can look beyond the crisis of this nanosecond through to the possible resolution of a different crisis, changing the focus.

If you want to maintain a dysfunctional status quo, you must never put people in a position where they have nothing to lose. People with nothing to lose are dangerous. There is sometimes zero difference between courage and simply not caring.

About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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