I work in a place with mostly individuals my age or ten years older so we are all in the same bracket or close to being in the same bracket. Needless to say, there is a new individual that works with us that is not in our bracket and that is making things a little weird and tense around the workplace.
The age gap can definitely occur at work however i have never really experienced this before. I am trying to be polite and listen when this individual has stories. But i am left shaking my head at the lack of recognition to how inappropriate and inconsiderate she can be at times.
She proceeded this afternoon to share a story about an entire family that was killed in a highway accident. And can we imagine this ever happening? Ten she had pictures of the family from the funeral that she attended! SHE HAD PICTURES! Didn’t we just have a Hurricane and an Earthquake occur? Maybe, just maybe someone is traumatized by all the events of the last few days!!
Perhaps she needed to talk to someone about how upsetting the event was. Which is understandable. But there really is a time and a place for everything. Perhaps, it’s not even an age gap but an inconsiderate gap!
There has to be something called the inconsiderate gap that is related to the age gap that exists in my place of work. I am trying to be understanding and asking God for patience and understanding. But there are some days, i really wish i was a professional blogger so i could stay home and work. At least if someone is being inconsiderate online, you exit out of their blog or url.
Unfortunately in person, i do not have an exit button. Darn!