We received a letter from a very kind visually impaired colleague who worked for us for a while and who is now employed at the open labour market. This person is currently participating in a special training and finds very upsetting how messy, unmotivated and undetermined people are.
A very big problem if people does not love what they do, the love of work is missing. For example the teacher that teaching her, but it is more general than that. There are people who want to improve further but there are those who do not.
Here is the letter.
It is very hard for me to start this letter. But why am I writing this down to you? First, because I want to inform you of my new fight. However, another, more relevant reason is to give thanks to you. Thank you for teaching me so many things.
I learned what “work” means.
I learned what “working hours” mean.
I learned what “counts” and what “does not count” as working hours.
I learned what I have to do during “lunch break” and what I shouldn’t and I learned – even if during home office – what it means to travel to the office and monthly sign my task sheet and attendance sheet and then travel back home again.
I learned what it means to sit down to the computer every morning regardless of weather conditions and send materials every day. I learned what it means to work.
I learned how to communicate if my working conditions are inappropriate such as because of an electrical shut down, lack of Internet connection, an inappropriate task or any other circumstance.
I learned what it means to get prepared for a deadline and what it means not to leave things for the last moment.
I learned how to solve a problem as an employee.
I learned over my projects how to maintain and find contacts through email, Skype, or telephone.
Even though I knew all these things before my employment at the foundation, but it is only now that it really sank in me what it means to work. It is very hard for me to handle the hearing impaired.
There are times when I’m impatient when I don’t understand why their brains don’t work as quickly at mine and why they don’t understand the situations as fast as I do. I don’t understand why they don’t understand some of the specific words or concepts.
Agnes, I think that even the healthy should learn how really to work. You can Take umbrage but you have to do your job anyway.
Thank you for the letter.