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Trusting peers=no pressure…


Now that I am a woman of a certain age peer pressure means little to me.
There is rarely any peer pressure to bend to…or not to bend to.
Especially at work where I am old woman of the crew.

 I work in the office of a retail store.
I am the only person other than the owner and his wife who works in the office.
I do my thing they do theirs.  So, no pressure happening there.

The sales staff does their thing and I do mine.
I do my be best to be a good support person for them.
I trust them to do what they need to do and they trust me to do my part.
They don’t pressure me I don’t pressure them.

Sometimes they think I should do something that I think they should do
and sometimes it is the other way around.
Somehow it all works out without pressure from me or them.
Although, there is the occasionally long sigh through gritted teeth.

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Then there are the delivery guys.
No pressure from them.
They pretty much just ignore everyone.

So, basically to avoid peer pressure at work

  • Like and trust each other in spite of your differences.
  • Be the oldest one on staff–even better be older than the owner/boss.
  • Or you can just ignore everyone.


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17 thoughts on “Trusting peers=no pressure…

  1. its such a rarity to find a job that is” live and let live.” but I agree about seniority by age at a certain point the peer pressure just comes off.

  2. I tend to be like the delivery guys. Since I work at home, I had to teach myself to tune out distractions. Now it’s easy to ignore everyone.
    I absolutely love the picture!

  3. How to be relaxed at work even with the boss(es)! Being of a certain age does allow you to have a certain mystique of knowing all the answers. But you must be careful not to make any shortcomings apparent. So confidence is the answer. But I don’t need to tell you that you look relaxed enough already.

  4. Either you are my long lost twin or that is my picture. Wherever did you find it? Was it in a brown box in the attic, wrapped in pink paper and in the bottom of an old trunk?

  5. How did you get my picture up there?! :-)) I know just what you’re talking about here… I am also the oldest in my office by over 25 years! Sometimes it’s nice to be treated with a bit of respect, and the coworkers I now have do indeed trust each other and work together. It is heavenly after years of petty struggles and constant disruptions! I am all for the “you do your job and I’ll do mine” philosophy, I think most folks tend to live up to the expectations set for them. About the only peer pressure I face is to shut down five minutes early each day, and most often we do! 🙂

      1. Well, sometimes I think they might be! 🙂 But in reality, I’ll be turning sixty next month, and the oldest of them are in their 30’s, the same age as my own kids!

  6. I like this. You do your own thing and they do theirs. As long as everyone is happy it’s okay. I’m with you on this. I’ll do things my way too.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

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