There have been so many names, but whatever you call it, it means one and the same thing. You do not need to have your archive of experiences bursting at the seams to have encountered one and trust me when I say a** wiping never pays anyone. Well, maybe for the lady or guy who has taken this as a means of livelihood, then they definitely make something out of it. But for you who has chosen to be a hypocrite, dancing to tunes that could end up ruining not just the next person but also ruining your very essence, shredding you off your dignity and self-worth, then I guess there is nothing but pain as far as a** wiping is concerned.
So let’s get down to it, what is a** wiping?
It is that 'eye service' , 'job no pay' attitude that has slowly crept into our work places, churches and even our homes. This is that attitude that makes you lie about the sky being green when it is obviously blue. It is the very attitude that gives rise to other super nasty attitudes like snitching, back stabbing, betrayal, hypocrisy…you name it and a** wiping would definitely be where it sprung from.
Your Boss definitely had you hired as well as the Human Resources manager. Meaning you obviously do not have to keep an evil eye on that colleague of yours. So what if ‘A’came in late today, instead of going to management to report his punctuality issues, why don’t you first find out what it is that made him not show up early today or the other day? Mrs B got to be the head of Sunday school and you have decided to look beyond her teaching abilities, only to focus on the fact that her husband is a wife beater,…who are you trying to impress with all of the snitching and back stabbing?
I mean if you always come snitching about others, in a bid to please anyone who is in authority, don’t you think you are putting yourself at risk? So let’s say you want a raise at work, Simple! Work harder than you ever have and pray more than you ever did. Every great Boss can see beneath all that a** wiping, lap doggy, people pleasing, hypocrisy of yours. So why bother, why bombard your 'Oga at the top' with half-truths and Myopic versions of various situations when the real reason you are still employed is solely because you are good at whatever position you were hired for and not for the other 'over sabi' job you seem to be multitasking with the real deal.
So my advice, be productive, think to create an impact in lieu of conflict. I mean your Boss knows that you are a 'yes man' to everything he says and so he would rather put Mr A in charge of operations because Mr A gives genuine contributions than you who is busy smiling away, putting up a fool hardy front of concurring when honest opinions are needed.
Whichever you are, the snitch or the Yes Man, you are an a** wipe! So take a chill pill because it is condescending and condescension breeds stagnancy and disrespect. So you want to lead, succeed or get promoted, then be real, be an original…because to succeed you need to focus and the only way to do that is by minding your own business and not that of others!
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By Maureen Alasa