(a) Rule 1 is that there are many "perceptions" imposed on people. To name a few; sickness is a form of weakness and it is indicative of one's incompetence; one shouldn't ever put their personal life before their work, they've got to work it out somehow; if someone takes off work early, but on time, they have no work and they are lazy;and if you work extra hours (but not necessarily come out with desired output and outcome), you're a cited (good) example; and
(b) Rule 2 is that Rule 1 does not apply to those who made those rules.
Most of the time, we don't think much of these rules. Most of the time, we work and we strive hard to keep our jobs because that's our livelihood on the line. We work because we must and so, we bear with the "hazards" that come with the job.
But in the spare time we have when we delve deeper into what we feel about our job, that's when we realise that there are 2 sets of rules which demarcate many sets of people.
And more often than not, we just come to the conclusion that that simply is... the way of the world.
So we deal with it.
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