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The importance of having friends

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One thing I've never been able to get about people, is how they just don't consider me approachable at work. I have been a dick in the past with some people and I've tried to make amends by putting on a smile whenever possible and stuff like this. I never thought I'd give a shit about making friends at work, but I realize that it's pretty lonely without any. Also, there are plenty of cool people where I work and I want them to feel comfortable about approaching me. I'm just not sure how to convey that to anyone outside of my dept. I've always been one to worry too much about what others think of me. It's pretty apparent sometimes. But the thing is, I don't want to be like my father. Not that it's a bad thing, but he doesn't have many friends and doesn't really care about it either. I don't really want TOO MANY friends but it would be nice to have confidants that trusted me and wanted to be my friend and know me. It's never too late to change I guess.I just had a small ephiphany while mopping a room today. I think the question was, "Am I really that ambitious about life?" and I couldn't really answer it. I mean, I do aspire for greater things than being a custodian. However, I am just not sure how I will arrive there. I see this job as something I don't want to do for too long. However, I'm growing to respect my co-workers more everyday. Tough questions.On the subject of my co-workers, I wrote a little ditty about them and how I thought of them and one of my supervisors liked it. She copied it and posted it up. I didn't do it to kiss ass. I want people to see that by looking at it, that maybe they can have a little more respect for us, the "honest and humble folks". I told my boss that I was tired of being treated as a "second class" citizen by people. Just because I clean toliets and do the work that no one else wants to do, does not mean that they have a right to verbally myself or anyone else in my department. I don't know it if does much good to complain, but I clearly have bigger things in mind when it comes to my life. Someday, I could even be the boss of those people! The same people that give me a hard time. It would be nice but I know that I'm not an authoritarian at heart.Well back to work I must go. This is only a 15 minute break. LOL.

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