"He's your president now and you have to get over and deal with it."
Yes, he is my president which means he is a public servant. As a public servant he represents me, therefore I am a constituent who has the right to voice my opinion and concerns if he is not representing me in a way I feel aligns with what I believe to be right.
"I had to put up with Obama for the past eight years."
If you felt that strongly about what President Obama did or didn't do, you too had the right to voice your concerns. You had the right to stage rallies and protests. You had the right to speak out and against anything he did or didn't do because he was your public servant. If he was not representing you, then as a constituent I hope you exercised your right to speak out.
It feels as if we've forgotten that many of our government officials are elected. That means they work for us. We voted them in--we are their bosses sort to speak. As President Trump's "boss" I find a few of the things he has done and said to be alarming.
A Forbes article, "14 Bad Habits That Can Cost You Your Job" from Oct. 17, 2012 written by Jacquelyn Smith recently caught my attention as many of the habits listed in the story, in my opinion, directly apply to President Trump.
"The surest way for any of us to bring our career to a sudden and miserable end is to have the habit of hedging the truth and lying in ways small and large," said Psychologist Ann Kaiser Stearns Ph.D. "Whether we work in business or banking, academia or the army, publishing or philanthropy, housing or health care, the marketplace or the ministry, if we lack integrity and betray our employer, we don't deserve to keep our jobs."
After the inauguration President Trump and his administration claim that the media got it wrong when photos comparing President Obama's inauguration to President Trump's were published. It was clear from a variety of sources, other than main stream media, that more attended President Obama's than President Trump's yet what we heard from President Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer was, "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration-period-both in person and around the Globe."
No. It wasn't. And honestly, why does it even matter? Who freaking cares? It's like a teenager complaining that more people attended Jana's sweet sixteen party than theirs. So what? Enjoy the party regardless or in Trump's case, do your job.
President Trump then went to claim that he has evidence of voter fraud--that is why he didn't win the popular vote. There is zero evidence that any voter fraud exists. To blame the media for the lack of evidence is ludicrous. If anything, mainstream media is working harder than ever these days because they under the microscope after being repeatedly bashed and accused of not providing the facts. If such evidence exists, why doesn't President Trump present it?
Dude, you won. Why lie about things so meaningless at this point?
According to the Forbes article, "Negativity" is another bad work place habit that can get you canned.
President Trump often uses negativity in his rhetoric, both in verbal speech and on social media. If you disagree with or question him he lashes out in a negative manner. "Negative employees are often referred to as 'cancer' by upper management for good reason: they will eventually be cut," said Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo.
Twitter is often President Trump's platform. The Forbes article also lists "Social Media Addiction" as another bad habit in the workplace. I would say President Trump's tweeting into the wee hours of the morning might be indicative of this.
"Bad Body Language Habits"
"People must understand that actions speak louder than words," said Roxanne Peplow, business career program instructor and student services advisor at Computer Systems Institute. "And the majority of our communication is done through non-verbal cues."
Such as rolling your eyes when you don't like what is being said or mocking a disabled reporter?
"Lack of Manners"
Proudly pontificating that you tried to boink a married woman or brag that you grab another person's genitalia because you are in a position of power could be construed as having poor manners. For those who will defend President Trump's lewd comments and behavior by comparing it to President Clinton's inappropriate sexual misconduct in the White House--if you sincerely think that Clinton's behavior was inappropriate, wouldn't your logic also apply to President Trump?
For the record, I didn't like President Clinton either, so don't jump to the, "She's just an angry liberal" baloney.
I've voted on both side of the ballot and want my public servants, both locally and nationally to make decisions that best reflect the things I believe. Sometimes I'm in the minority and sometimes the majority as far as public opinion is concerned.
But I will not stop speaking out when decisions are made by my "employee" that I do not agree with, nor should the opposing side. As President Trump's "boss" if you are okay with the actions and words of President Trump, then that's your right and I respect that, but in return please respect my right as his "boss" to voice my concerns.
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