Anger At Work

Is It Ever Useful?

From this really weird site called Jezebel:

Kindness doesn’t solve sexual harassment or fix the report your coworker totally f[elided]ed up and you’re in charge of sorting out. Kindness is for lunch dates and puppies and other people’s kids. Anger is a healthy emotion — not getting angry when it is appropriate can be just as damaging as not being able to control your anger. Being mad at work is inevitable; men never have to worry that they’ll look like a bitch or a dragon lady. When it comes to conducting business, anger’s part of the job. Women don’t need to change; people who think women who get angry at work are less competent need to change. One way to help people get used to it? Women (who still make less than men on average and face discrimination) need to keep on getting pissed off.

Oh? Not one word of the above is true.

I just lied. Every word, including the “and”s and “the”s, is wrong.

Also bad strategy, and ruinously expensive. Some people have forgotten that often the best thing to say is nothing at all.

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