Can People just let People People be People People?
Strikes me these days, after what DWDavisRSL posted about teachers spending time in meetings, that 'people people' are not being allowed to do what they do best any more.
'People people' enjoy the company of other humans. They enjoy helping them. Nurses, doctors, teachers and police, for instance, really just want to help other people be better people. They want to care for or cure sick people, help others learn useful things or find out why someone is driven to commit crime and help them walk away from that influence, thus making the world safer for everyone.
Yet the Government, in its wisdom (should that be 'wisdom', because what do politicians know, after all?) wants all these people to be administrators as well as clinicians, teachers and community service officers.
As very much a NON 'people person', that irritates me. I want a job too, you know. I can administrate the stuffing out of a pile of paper. Plus, it doesn't talk back to me, doesn't tax my brain asking incessant questions and doesn't do things it shouldn't (except occasionally fall on the floor in an untidy heap...)
You 'people people' are welcome to deal with the people who walk through the doors of the hospital, clinic or police station. Just leave me in the office at the back submitting your paperwork. I'll come and find you when I need a signature, all I need is your trust that I can do my job while you get on with doing yours.
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