Is it me..? Am I really that “old fashioned,” or is this younger generation really that inept at professionalism/communication? Maybe this is the transition of my entering “adulthood.” Either that, or its a testament to the skills I’ve obtained from working for the past 10 years.
Now granted…I hate calling people and being on the phone when I don’t have to simply because I’m on the phone all day at work…but is it really that much of an inconvenience to call, or even text, ahead of time and let the person you scheduled a meeting with know you’ll be late or unable to make the meeting?
……….Maybe I’m just over critical…… No, I’m not. I gave myself a minute to think about it, too.
This is a lesson to be learned for myself: you can’t help everybody. I do feel a desire and responsibility to share my knowledge to those trying to follow in my footsteps — why should they have to reinvent the wheel? It comes down to the reality of the philosophy, “You only get back as much as you put in,” and really those who are hungry for the knowledge and want to learn are the ones that are gonna put themselves in a position to make it easier for people to help them.