A matured lady, who seemed rather despondent, followed me to Thailand to seek Elephant God's help for her career and wealth.
When we reached the shrine, I asked her, " What would you like to ask ? What are seeking for ? "
The matured lady said, " Teacher, Can Elephant God please check for me my career?
Elephant God said, " You recently employed a worker, she is really terrible and is giving you a lot of problems. "
The lady replied in astonishment, " Yes, Elephant God is amazing ! Recently I employed a horrible worker and she is giving me lots of headache. I do not know what to do, why are youngsters behaving like this these days ? "
Elephant God said, " Not an issue, remove her and things would be fine. "
The lady nodded her head and said, " She is constantly threatening me with the law, about all the rules and regulations and what so ever... I have been very relaxed and flexible with my staff but if there is anything to her disadvantage, she would threaten to report me to the Ministry of labour. This is really driving me crazy. "
Elephant God said, " From now onwards, go by the books. You do not have to be so nice to her since she is so calculative and scheming. Follow according to the rules and regulations. "
The matured lady said, "Yes, yes ! I understand it ! I will follow your advice. Anyway, I should not be keeping this worker, am I right ? Initially, she painted a very pitiful story about herself and her family, so I employed her out of sympathy. I never expected that she would behave in this manner. Is this the way for her to repay my kindness ? "
At the heart of all human relationship, there must be mutual respect, care and understanding. In order to have a healthy relationship with other human beings, be it your employer or colleagues, we should not be lacking in good social skills. We have to be considerate and spare a thought for others, we can try to put ourselves in their shoes or alternatively try to work out the differences as a team. In this way, we would be able to achieve a win-win situation for both parties.