Two work mates confided in me today about their work-related relationship issues. They are people I like and get on well with, I guess.
Part of me feels weird that they chose me to confide in because I mostly keep to myself. I come to work to work, you know? I don’t like getting involved in people’s personal issues. That said, I would never turn a friend away if they asked for my help.
Perhaps those attributes are exactly why people trust me because I keep things to myself and I genuinely care. I am also a good listener and sometimes, that’s all you need to feel better; for someone to actually listen, for someone to care, even if it’s temporary.
Maybe I do have the makings of a work counselor after all 😁