We are living in tough times. There are challenges many of us have never faced, and yet we have not given up. This is not a time to blithely bash our fellow professionals, but to encourage each other. Sometimes correction is necessary, but in the words of a very wise man speaking to a parent about their children:
"Praise in public, admonish in private."
I have been subjected to public admonishment in a post I wrote that became pretty controversial, so much that I deleted some comments. That was hard to do because I believe in free speech, but the person was using my forum to bash me while promoting their services, so I made a hard call.
Why didn't that person choose to email me privately? Why didn't they respect me enough to do that? My thought is because they were more interested in their own gain.
Today I read this comment by Donne Knudsen in response to Janet Guilbault's post:
"I have nothing but praise for my Realtor friends/partners because they would never, ever, go online and publicly bash me, or any LO for that matter, because of some issue that came up in the transaction they/we were working on together. We simply don't treat each other that way because we like, trust and respect each other too much to sabotage the mutually rewarding relationship that we have worked hard to build. There would be nothing to gain and everything to lose by disrespecting each other in that way.""
Good for Donna. Let's not burn our bridges behind us.
Respect is esteem for, or a sense of the worth or excellence of, a person, a personal quality, ability, or a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
Please, fellow Rainers or members of the Public, think before you comment.
Is the comment constructive?
Will the comment teach the members or the public who visit here?
Does it solve the problem?
If it is derrogatory, is it appropriate?
I'm all about venting, but venting as a comment to someone else's post may not be appropriate. Write your own vent and let others comment.
Members Only - probably the best place when you're venting.
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