I love Siobhan's answer..and her postings in the Connect Forum. She is always an inspiration.
Taking your issue down to its most basic level, though, you really have only two responses: You can change yourself or you can change your environment. Nobody on the face of the earth has ever changed anyone else (unless that person wanted to change.) So you can change your response to the negativity or choose to go be very happy somewhere else.
But you know what? In every workplace there is someone who seems to be super negative. It's probably worth at least trying to develop the skill of dealing with negative people (see Amazon.com and start reading) because you'll encounter them again and again. All the tips given will help you insulate yourself a bit as well. Also make sure your non-work life is full of fun and laughter to help compensate--that is completely within your control.
Best wishes with your journey and please keep us posted!
Last edited by Barb; 05-23-2013 at 03:17 PM.
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