I am too lazy to find photos so I shall re-direct you guys to Sensintrovert for all the crocodiles and their dramas photos.
I don’t know about others but I am immune to tears of such nature. Once, when I was working, one of our factory was developing PCB (printed circuit boards). They just started out and the Chairman of the factory was a Taiwanese Datuk which the GMs often referred as FU. There was a lot of teething problems and day after day, they had marathon meetings and I was transported to the plant in Bayan Lepas just to take minutes of meeting. (I work in town.) That was probably one of the most character building period for me. Because, I know that the engineers were delivering shoddy works and not living up to the salaries they were paid. So, the factory manager and all his senior engineers were scolded by Datuk FU till they cried and sobbed. OMG, I was expected to sit there, prettily and jotted down whatever Datuk FU assigned them. After that long marathon of male crying, I could no longer be moved by tears.
Then, we have another snake in our HQ. He was the king of ampu bodek, bodek the big boss, the wife, right down to the grandchildren. However, ex-my boss (the 2nd boss in line) saw through his facade . Mr. Ular would grab every damn projects to glorify himself and to get close to family members. Nepotism rules but nepotism kills too. (remember this, kids) One day, he failed to deliver an important project (for the employees’ welfare) and got my boss so mad he scolded Mr. Ular till he cried too. “You are employed by the company to make sure the employees (something something, cannot reveal too much), not to make sure if (big boss) house is built on time. Get your priorities right or f*ck off.” Heh, see? My ex-boss also use four-letters words mah. It is powerful and make fashion statement, you know?
So, in conclusion, none of us should be influenced by any tearful breakdowns. I always prided myself that throughout my 12 years of working in that awfully stressed company, I never shed a single tear, except for the day when I had to hand in my resignation letter. And my ex-boss cried along with me too! ‘Cos he had no choice but to let me go because my mom died suddenly and I was left with three kids, including a newborn to care for.
BTW, I have developed quite a good dam management system. If you feel like crying, just take quick deep breaths and concentrate on that breathing alone and not allowing yourself to think of the situation at that warrants the tear. But of course, tears are very good weapon. And also stress reliever. Not forgetting, it can determines your character, the good and bad of it. Plus learn how to cry at the right time for the right audience and tune that intensity according to your audience response!
Obviously the people on Sensintrovert’s blog have mastered them. What about you?