Working with Idiots can Kill You!
This article below is a text picture someone sent to our group whatsapp at work. I have been trying to trace the source and I just can’t but if you find the source before me, would you please say? Thank you.
Now, I had to write the text out from the picture because I want you to read what I read. I read this and it was just doing me ghen ghen ghen ghen. I really want you to see how working with idiots can kill you and begin to brainstorm on how you can improve on your mental and emotional intelligence to accommodate stupidity. Read below:
“Idiots in the office are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes, caffeine or greasy food, an eye-opening new study reveals.
In fact, those dopes can kill you! Stress is one of the top causes of heart attacks- and working with stupid people on a daily basis is one of the deadliest forms of stress, according to researchers at Sweden’s Lindbergh University medical center.
The author of the study, Doctor Dagmar Andersson, says her team studied 500 heart attack patients, and were puzzled to find 62% had relatively few of the physical risk factors commonly blamed for heart attacks.
“Then we questioned them about lifestyle habits and almost all of these low risk patients told us they worked with people so stupid they can barely find their way from the parking lot to their office. And their heart attack came less than 12 hours after having a major confrontation with one of this oafs.
” One woman had to be rushed to the hospital after her assistant shredded important company tax documents instead of copying them. A man told us he collapsed right at his desk because the woman at the next cubicle kept asking him for correction fluid – for her computer monitor.
“You can cut back on smoking or improve your diet; Doctor Andersson says, ‘but most people have very poor coping when it comes to stupidity – they feel there is nothing they can do about it, so they just internalize their frustration until they finally explode. “
Stupid coworkers can also double or triple someone’s workload, she explains. “Many of our subjects feel sorry for the drooling idiots they work with, so they try to cover for them by fixing their mistakes. One poor woman spent a week rebuilding client records because a clerk put them all in the ‘recycle bin of her computer, then emptied it-she thought it meant the records would be recycled and used again’. “
So, what do you think? How can we get idiots to not affect our standard of working and living at work? Can you share any particular idiotic work experience?