Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Never Make Assumptions

I was at a meeting yesterday and I knew that one of the guys had dismissed me as being not important. He asked me a question and then completely ignored my answer. It often happens...Community Development/Patient Engagement is often viewed as wooly...as something that has to be done but doesn't have to be done well...and that those who work in the field don't really need to be taken that seriously. Well, he got caught out today...I asked him for some details relating to what we had discussed and he had no idea what I was talking about! THEN he found out that I am the lead on the dementia project and that I had the backing of some very high up people...the change in his demeanour was astounding. I really really hate that!! Everyone should be treated with respect regardless of their importance or perceived importance.


Anonymous said...

I really hate that too! I have had times in my life where I was not taken seriously. It's happened a number of times that people have done double-takes after I've had the chance to open my mouth and something intelligent comes out. Grr

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