What does it mean to be professional?
Yesterday I was told it meant respecting someone in a position of authority by not expressing frustration to them or expressing that you are offended by their behavior.
I personaly reject that idea as repulsive and archaic. And yet people like myself deal with it every day.
To simply respect authority and power for authority’s sake is like saying the government is the government. You should accept what they say because of the power and position they wield over the country.
You could also say that it means to accept and deal with everything policemen, teachers, judges, priests, coaches, and politicians do because their job is more powerful than yours.
If that is how the world truly was/is then….gosh, things like the Jim Crow laws would still exist, America would still be part of the United Kingdom, and their would be no consequences for bossess and politicians who grope subordinates, or priests and teachers who abuse children, not to mention consequences for police officers who abuse their power.
I am completely jaded by the great leaders and managers I have had in the past. They showed me what it was like to be managed, guided, and corrected without being bullied. They applauded my passion for everything I do instead of getting competitive with it. They did not feel threatened by ideas that were different from their own.
I might lose my job for saying something about it but I am tired of putting up with professional bullies