I donâ€™t think that I am super smart. I know what I know and am willing to learn what I donâ€™t. That doesnâ€™t make me a genius or anything, anyone that has seen me trying to do something tech savvy can attest to that, but I have been in this industry for almost eight years so I do know stuff and I donâ€™t mind helping.
In an average work week I have 2 â€“ 3 random people come up and ask me for help with stuff. I donâ€™t mind, shoot me an email or walk over to my desk; lemme know what you need and I will try my best to help you. Generally I welcome the break from my day to day and to be honest it makes me feel smart. So I usually donâ€™t blow off my co-workers if they need my input. But there are those people that I would rather not help. The ones that turn their face when then you pass them in the hallway or bathroom but are suddenly your best friend when they need something.
The people that feel the need to â€˜butter me upâ€™ when they need something just ticks me off.
Donâ€™t come up to me and ask if Iâ€™ve lost weight; I havenâ€™t, what do you want?!
Donâ€™t come up to me and ask if Iâ€™ve done something to my hair or bought new shoes; I havenâ€™t, what do you want?!
Donâ€™t come up to me and ask about my son; you donâ€™t like kids, what do you want?!
Donâ€™t come up to me and ask about my weekend, vacation or days off; it rained, what do you want?!
People: just spit it out. Let me know what you need. There is no need for small talk or chit chat. A simple: Meli would you be able to help me with xxx, will suffice. I donâ€™t look for any praise after Iâ€™ve helped you please so donâ€™t b.s. me before I help you.