Hang In There Series: Bite the Bullet.
Work isn’t always like it is at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
Sometimes management can get overbearing, cliques can form, or coworkers can team up against you. It can get really hard to get through the day, and sometimes it’s hard to find motivation to pull into work at all.
When leaving isn’t an option and you’re ready to give up, hang in there.
Here’s a quick Hang in There moment from Scandal to keep you strong while you hit the 9-to-5 this week.
When Cyrus almost submitted his resignation. (Scandal, Season 4, Episode 9)
“I’m not a little b**** baby!”
Cyrus, the President’s Chief of Staff, had lost all hope after the press leaked photos of him involved in a scandal involving, unbeknownst to him, a prostitute.
After tirelessly devoting his life to serving the Untied States, he saw no other choice but to submit his resignation and step down from the White House to maintain the good faith of the Republic -
Until his friend and co-worker talked him out of it.
How he got through it:
Olivia, the fixer and crisis manager, gives him a prep talk. Well — screams a pep talk at his face.
“So, they’re mean-girling you in the press, they’re calling you names that hurt your little soft spots deep inside? Well so what! That’s how it is. So you lost someone you loved. You lost the one person who felt like family. Well guess what. Grow the hell up — because that’s how it is! The Cyrus Beene I know doesn’t hide in his half-empty closet and wet his pants like a little bitch baby. The Cyrus I know is a patriot. He bites the bullet, and he does what it takes to serve the Republic at all costs.”
Don’t be discouraged if things are starting to get rocky at the office — even if you’re in a little bit of trouble.
Don’t let anybody — management or coworkers — bully you into leaving the company. If you are anything like Cyrus Beene, who loves his job and would die for his team, then you need to stay.
Bullies don’t deserve validation. If they want you out, don’t give them the satisfaction of seeing you cave in and leave.
If you love what you do and if you love your company, then stay. Talk to a counselor or let HR know that there are social problems within the team. Fight through the social pressures, do your job, and give it your best.