Before you jump to conclusions…. I want to talk about group behaviour, and how to become more effective.
Presently we have many restrictions which mean that we have to stand apart when in person.
This doesn’t mean we have to manage all our battles alone. I have worked in care and support for 4 years and retail for 3. Of those periods I have been in a Union for 3.5.
I’m writing from my home in central Bristol where in June the crowd pulled down the Colston statue.
If you want change in your neighbourhoods or at work I strongly recommend you join the relevant Union. For example in the UK Unite and Unison are the leading Unions. But there are many Unions specific to whichever niche you work in.
Ok, I didn’t actually like the statue toppling. Despite agreeing with the many points it represented. I’ve done many career pathway courses and step-up programmes. Not all opportunities are deliberately held out of reach of segments of society, but some opportunities are more difficult to reach out to.
With the right network of encouragement and support
anyone can achieve anything anyone can achieve incrementally more than expectations. Like we see with computer algorithms there are some lucky moments where the universe gives us a supercharged boost upwards, although these are not guaranteed.
Standing on a chair annoys people.
The first time I remember standing on a chair to say something was at David Lloyd where I was starting a new job working on the after school club.
The job was going ok then it began to be clear it was miles away and I kept being late. The person running the department was a lady with children herself and a car blah blah blah. One day I stood up on the chair and I said I don’t have kids and I don’t want to push a sprog out, so there.