i’m getting real sick of everyone saying we’re supposed to put up with shit and get pushed around, “it happens to everyone”, “that’s how things are”. …No…. i dont know about anyone else, but when my boss is giving me shit and screwing me around, i’m not content just thinking that’s the way the world works. fuck that. i try not to let him get away with shit anymore. when he pays me the wrong wage, or takes away my shifts, i pull him up on it. whereas my parents and grandparents and a lot of my friends just say “well that’s a shame, but all bosses do that. get used to it pal”
another example….university. when i deferred my admission for a gap year, i ended up basically stuck in limbo waiting to see if i still had my place. students a year younger me were getting their letters saying they were accepted when i had nothing, and was just told to keep waiting by people at the university. again my family and friends said “it’s all gonna be fine, just wait it out, unis fuck you around a lot and this is expected.” but after 4 months of waiting with no new information i forced my way into getting in touch with the head of admissions, who told me that i should’ve received my acceptance ages ago. and i was just 3 days away from missing enrolment. meaning if i had just done what everyone told me and put up with shit, i would have lost my place.
another example edition 2…..music festivals. now this one is a little different. today the city where i live in got told that another big festival that comes here annually would never visit the city again. considering our music industry and the arts industry in general here in Perth is pretty piss-poor, having a 2nd huge festival taken away in a month is a big blow. meaning we are left with reaaaally not much of a music industry above the local scene (which again, isn’t exactly thriving). so understandably i was fairly pissed about this. but yet again i’m getting told “well that’s how a business works, oh well, poor us, let’s move on with our menial jobs as foot-rests and doormats, humdee-hum-dee-hum.” i know a fair few who frequently go to this festival and love the music here, but when it gets brought up, have the same reaction as everyone else.
am i alone in feeling like this? am i actually supposed to keep putting up with being treated inferior in order to be successful and/or happy? or do you guys get it? i’m genuinely curious here. i wish the people who say these things would just stop, and realize that being stepped on should not be a rite of passage. i do realize that i must seem really self righteous right now, but it angers me to no end that me and everyone around me is just expected to take it and not talk back.
thank god that’s off my chest. i actually feel a lot better, who’d of thunk it.