It’s unfortunate that still in today’s society, people are defined based on the house they own, the car they drive, or the job they hold. It’s like your status in society is what actually defines the person you are and how the rest of the world perceives you.
Therefore, it’s not surprising at all that in a world where power dynamics are everything, people that find themselves “lower” in the social hierarchy, tend to be often abused and mistreated.
This happens usually in every aspect of today’s society, including within the workforce. Today’s story is one of those that will probably anger and satisfy you at the same time.
It’s a story about a 67-year-old woman, who spent nearly half of her life cleaning bank buildings.
Julie Cousins, the lovely senior, decided to quit her job after she was reprimanded cruelly by a female manager at HSBC. Julie quit her job after leaving a colorful note explaining the reasons behind her decision and shared some tips on how to be more human!
Julie’s son, Joe, thrilled by his mom’s inspiring action, posted her note on Twitter, saying “And this is why I love my mum. She’s been cleaning banks for 35 years and today walked out with this lovely note left for that awful manager. Happy retirement Mum – always have the last laugh eh!”
The post quickly went viral with more than thousands of likes!
The post received many praising comments where people condemned the manager’s behavior while congratulating Julie for her stance.
One woman wrote, “Well done her, my dad was a caretaker of a school for 30 years, so many rude staff. When I started teaching I swore I would always be friendly to all staff contributing to the school.”
Julie explained in her note that she received very unfair treatment that was “nothing more than aggressive and cruel.”
Also, Julie addressing her “bully”, urged her, “So going forward, please all of you remember – in a world when you can be anything, be kind, because you are all no better than the cleaner.”
It’s really sad to see how some people feel entitled due to their higher position to abuse and bully people working in lower positions.
One Twitter user wrote, “A manager dressing someone down in public. Always remember that a clown always needs an audience.”
Julie and her husband have been working hard and honestly their entire life raising their seven children, often not meeting each other for days due to their conflicting timetables.
Moreover, Julie explained that although she loved her job, she felt that she had to quit after the incident with the manager as she would prefer to work with people that she felt comfortable with.
Let’s hope that in the future, we will not hear of similar incidents, and let’s applaud Julie for her impeccable and brave behavior. Every worker, deserves respect and dignity, regardless of the position they hold. In the end, we are all in this world trying to make a living and survive.
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