Saturday, November 21, 2009

HUMILITY IS A VIRTUE


I often heard this line in our workplace, a reminder for me every time I loss temper over a particular thing. I hate it when someone missed to do their job and instead of fixing their mess its very easy for them to just blame the faults to their subordinates. I had been a victim of these kind of practice in the company. Recently, I had faced again these kind of blaming scenario in the office. My blood rise up to my head when the staff in Accounting Department hold my request to replenish our funds to be used in our undergoing construction. The reason? He is questioning the payee on my request form. Sure I could just ignore it and be calm, but how about informing us of that case when I am the one who made that request. Is that hard to do? Our group waited for their two days policy on processing check request. Even though we were at the critical period of construction and we are running out of funds we still follow their standard for requesting funds.

Oh by the way the company owner released an order for expediting the construction work and so she gave  a special order  to everyone that no cause of delays must occur on the course of construction. To cut the story short  the 2 days process were met, and it was time for us to claim the cheque . But to my surprise we had no cheque to encash because it was hold without our knowledge. Though my temper is proving me something, I kept my fury and I talked to the person in charge who holds our request. I was so raging inside me but I could not utter it and show it on his face. Guess what? instead of explaining it in a nice way, I reap insult.Cool right?  Can you forgive the person when you expect clarification  just hand you a sort of policy that he think we were violating and  even warned you that he will give you a memo for the accused violation? Damn humility I told myself.

So I went back to our department without fighting back to that person. I had to do that because I know I  might not control my tongue if I give in. But sorry for him, I was asked by the big boss regarding the fund I have requested, and so I told my boss the scenario and handed him also the policy which the person from accounting dept. gave me and told the big boss I am expecting a memo. Know what happens next? The  proud accountant was asked to explained and  was the one who receives a memo from our Boss. He forget the special instruction from the owner that  says "no one should cause delay on the course of construction" . When I went back to the  table of that smart accountant he's tone  was  a music to my ear, but too late for him. Well, that's the lesson he gets and I get. Humility is a virtue. Indeed.

3 comments:

ferrycells said...

hmm... new words added into my vocab :)

ellen said...

Hello! Finding a way to reaching out. God Bless!

Endonesia said...

great article for improve my perception.....