I’m sorry but I reaaallly need to get this out of my frustrated chest.

I dislike this character. I’m thiiiiiiiiiiiis close to hating her (╯=▃=)╯︵┻━┻ She lacks basic understanding of work ethics. I understand that she’s a newbie but the way she handles her job and her overall attitude at the company really gets on my nerves. What is she even doing here? How did she get through the screening and all those supposed to be hellish job application process? Sigh.

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    Does anybody want to defend her character? I’m not comfortable with my sour feelings for her so if anyone’s willing to help me understand this behavior (probably start the discussion with her fussy mother), I’m all ears (and eyes!)

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    I also see it as a fault of the manager. She is a new hire and am guessing fresh out of college. Every task she is given there seems to be no mentoring.
    My guess is she is book smart and that’s how she got the job.
    Her biggest problem is she has never been independent – never had to make decisions for herself.
    She needs to really get out of her mothers shadow in order to grow.

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      Thank you for your reply. I totally got blindsided by my irritation. I agree, her manager is also responsible for her incompetence because we really haven’t seen Hae-rin mentor her properly(nicely). But I feel like she would do it sincerely if Ji-yul shows initiative at work and actually cares for her job.

      I think part of my dislike of her character is that scene when the CEO called to congratulate her on getting hired. Her response was so unprofessional :/

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      She isn’t at highschool anymore. When you do college you should become independent in your actions. You ask, observe, watch, self study and try to figure stuff. Even if you’re a book worm, you should know basic stuff and do the job you were hired for.

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      We’ve had some people in my department a bit like her. Book smart, even honours students, but when put in the workplace it takes them a long time to get their act together.

      In this case, her mother has done her no favours with her controlling micromanagement.

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        But the people in your department eventually got their act together, right? RIGHT?

        I really, really hope so. With everyone’s comment on her situation, I’m now cheering for her to get the mentoring she needs and slowly show her strong points.

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    She’s written to be dumb (maybe book smart since it was said she has good specs) and completely clueless. In this scene particularly, I don’t think it was her fault, since she had no idea what she did wrong. Nobody checked it and nobody told her, the poor thing has less than a month of experience and cannot possibly be held responsible.

    I also don’t think she doesn’t want to work hard, I just think she doesn’t quite understand what that entails, being spoiled to bits by her extremely controlling mother.

    But further in this episode, she is shown trying her hardest to stick the stickers on the books properly – and trying again if she feels it doesnt look right. It’s a small thing, but it shows that she’s a good egg. She just has no idea how anything works, ever.

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      Agreed. If the company hired her it means they saw potential. Without training and mentoring they cannot expect her to perform at a high level. Agree she is not self-motivated but I don’t see her as a slacker either. What she does she does sincerely. At least tries.
      The author bio was completely HaeRin’s fault. In my humble opinion. It’s her job to review the work of her Maknae until the newbie proves that she can be left on her own.
      With a good leader/mentor I see a lot of potential for her.

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      I now feel a little bit better about the character. Thanks to you and @mayhemf <3 I loved reading your reasonable responses to her behavior. I'm now rooting for her to improve (and eventually get the proper mentoring she needs from the right people) Just one thing though… I really, really need her to show more initiative with the job given to her. I hope she figures out how to deal with her mother and be a little bit more independent.

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        Her mother cancelling her credit card is going to be the key I feel. There is no great motivator than money 🙂 in Maslows motivation pyramid self-motivation is the last one. You first start off with basics – money/food/shelter etc.
        getting someone to be self motivated takes time and maturity. DanI is motivated because she is trying for recognition. Everyone works for different reasons. A good manager should be able to recognize these things.
        Hope they focus on all side characters till the end.

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    I think you will like Ep 10. It was this. Fear doesn’t make better employees. Good mentorship and respect for seniors greatly helps!
    Hae-Rin has plenty to learn.

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