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post #34201 of 46494
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

Seriously? I think overnight cold pizza still sounds better than re-microwaved lasagna...

Dude, first of all, you don't microwave pasta. If you did want to microwave it less horrifically, you'd have to do it at a very low power for a long time, which defeats the purpose. The correct way to do it is throwing that shit right back in the oven where it came from.
post #34202 of 46494
Lazy old college student habit never die...
post #34203 of 46494
Great hike this morning in the hills. Ran into this cute little fella.....

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Interesting definition of cute. And little.

post #34205 of 46494
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Interesting definition of cute. And little.

I hope he doesn't apply this particular vision in choosing his gf/wife..
post #34206 of 46494
Is it tarantula migration season already?
post #34207 of 46494
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Dude, first of all, you don't microwave pasta. If you did want to microwave it less horrifically, you'd have to do it at a very low power for a long time, which defeats the purpose. The correct way to do it is throwing that shit right back in the oven where it came from.

Or if it is relatively thin, you put it on a skillet, turn it on, and put a lid on it.

This works pretty well for a slice or two and doesn't require your whole oven to heat up.
post #34208 of 46494
Someone at work who stabbed me in the back and really took advantage of my kindness has just emailed me asking me for my help - he has to go in front of his group president and needs my help to get his shit together

I have spent the past 15 minutes thinking of exactly how I am going to tell him to go fuck himself, in the most satisfying way possible
post #34209 of 46494
How did he stab you in the back?
post #34210 of 46494
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Someone at work who stabbed me in the back and really took advantage of my kindness has just emailed me asking me for my help - he has to go in front of his group president and needs my help to get his shit together

I have spent the past 15 minutes thinking of exactly how I am going to tell him to go fuck himself, in the most satisfying way possible

Either that guy is really ballsy to ask for your help, or maybe he doesn't view what he did as stabbing you in the back? I'd be interested to hear as much background as you feel comfortable giving.

I'm happy because I just read that the Rams will probably overhaul their uniform set in the near future. I have never for one minute liked the navy and old gold uniforms they've been wearing since they won the Super Bowl.
post #34211 of 46494
Yeah, I think he's one of those people who have no concept of common courtesy or empathy, or are just incredibly self centered that they don't realize it. But he's also brilliant, which is why he's risen in the company.

So I am responsible for this process, that he wanted to be involved in, which I agreed to. But he started telling my people to change the process, do things that required a lot of effort, and when they hesitated, started bad mouthing us to other departments. The last straw was when he told my people that certain decisions could not be made without his approval.

The interesting thing is that when I put him in his place last week, he barely responded, and didn't seem to understand why I was pissed off. Motherfucker is probably a classic sociopath. And now for him to ask for my help is just baffling. He did send one of his directors to ask me though, so at least he avoided a direct conversation
post #34212 of 46494
Ah, smells like good ole office politics.

So I'm actually curious, but how do senior execs "kindly" let each other know of their fuck ups? Obviously the tone and message will vary based on your personality, but I'm curious how you approached that conversation with him where you let him know you weren't happy with how he handled things.
post #34213 of 46494
There's really no normal way. I've been on the giving and receiving end of profanity laced arguments (never shouting matches though), passive aggressive rants and everything in between. In this casei simply told him, without too much emotion, that he doesn't make the decisions and I don't appreciate him constantly putting me in a bad position. Then I sent a follow up email to my staff, copying him and his team, that they should do their jobs and not seek his approval, while acknowledging his objections to those decisions. Time will tell I guess how this comes back to me.

My boss has some great stories about the good old days...apparently some arguments in those times ended up with thrown objects, broken glass, etc
post #34214 of 46494
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

There's really no normal way. I've been on the giving and receiving end of profanity laced arguments (never shouting matches though), passive aggressive rants and everything in between. In this casei simply told him, without too much emotion, that he doesn't make the decisions and I don't appreciate him constantly putting me in a bad position. Then I sent a follow up email to my staff, copying him and his team, that they should do their jobs and not seek his approval, while acknowledging his objections to those decisions. Time will tell I guess how this comes back to me.

My boss has some great stories about the good old days...apparently some arguments in those times ended up with thrown objects, broken glass, etc

I like the very direct approach you took with the email to your team and his team. In our industry, we're always being so passive (not passive-aggressive, necessarily, but that too, quite often) in how we ask for things, how we message things, etc. We're very non-confrontational because, let's face it, people hate being confrontational. It would also kill our NPS, too, which indirectly impacts our bonuses :P.

But, again, I personally would prefer to be much more direct in my communications with clients, and especially my managers when I believe I have a case against their approaches or whatnot, but it just doesn't fly at my level. A lot of clenching my teeth and taking it up the ass frown.gif.
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WTF
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