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post #34216 of 43637
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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.
post #34217 of 43637
WTF
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Oh noes, someone on the intrawebz doesn't get me! WOe iz me......
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Oh noes, someone on the intrawebz doesn't get me! WOe iz me......

Not you, dumbazz. I was responding to a post that has since been removed.
post #34220 of 43637
My dog is sick today, so has been throwing up etc.

Earlier he was sitting in the sofa and when looked at him he had a facial expression like "oh shit", so picked him up and put him down in the floor, the instant he hit the floor he started puking.
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Not you, dumbazz. I was responding to a post that has since been removed.

Ah, my sincere apologies.
post #34222 of 43637
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Not you, dumbazz. I was responding to a post that has since been removed.

Also, I did thumbs-up imatlas's post about the now-deleted post. It truly deserved the "WTF" that imatlas typed into the box.
post #34223 of 43637
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Also, I did thumbs-up imatlas's post about the now-deleted post. It truly deserved the "WTF" that imatlas typed into the box.

I saw that and was subsequently saddened, though mistakenly, in retrospect, that you had +1'ed it.
post #34224 of 43637
Had a physical today. Apparently I am a little taller than I had always thought. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Still can't dunk, though. Although I have not tried since finding this extra height, so I should check it out this weekend.
Boy fact and cholesterol numbers were also a bit better than I expected, given that I feel like I've been slacking on diet and exercise of late and more generally am on the inevitable slide into decrepitude (no JLib).
post #34225 of 43637
H1B approved, I mean I expect it to be approved (not subject to quota here), though still a relief. Also wife just got prevailing wage for green card back, so I guess I am on the green card...

edit: I am on the green card "applying" band wagon now, perm itself is probably still 2 years away
Edited by clee1982 - 9/5/13 at 3:09pm
post #34226 of 43637
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

H1B approved, I mean I expect it to be approved (not subject to quota here), though still a relief. Also wife just got prevailing wage for green card back, so I guess I am on the green card bandwagon now...
Congrats.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Congrats.

thanks
post #34228 of 43637
Things makes me happy: the cat is very people friendly, almost too friendly, and it likes to play catch sometimes (she acts like a dog 50% of the time)

Things not going so great: it's the first time the wife ever had a cat (she wanted one since childhood, but never end up having one), and she is developing a bit of an allergy (might or might not have something to do with the cat), so might have to give the cat to someone else... Also she is getting paranoid about toxoplasmosis (we expect to have kids in the next 2 year or so), I have no idea how she can completely ignore that before we adopt the cat then getting paranoid about it like a week after we adopt it...

edit: why does text in my post disappear, like I need to edit and resubmit to make sure everything is shown, or it's just my browser is f*ed up with javascript (Chrome)?
post #34229 of 43637

I'd assumed danish would be quicker for me than Icelandic, because  A) its simpler (accent aside) and B) its similar, and I already learned Icelandic pretty well. 

I was not expecting to sit in on a departmental coffee hour (no-one realized I didn't speak danish until I pointed it out half way through) and understand 50+% of the conversation, or being able to have a basic conversation with a tiny bit of prep in a bar tonight. One of the professors said my danish comprehension skills were good for an Icelander (he's icelandic). I then proceeded to have a long, rambling conversation with him and his wife in Icelandic, before I finally explained to him that, no, I'm not Icelandic, I've never studied modern Icelandic or danish, and yes, I'm an american who left the states this time last year. his face was priceless.

Feeling like a linguistic pimp (even though I know I'm not) and totally ready to apply for that bartender job B)

post #34230 of 43637
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

H1B approved, I mean I expect it to be approved (not subject to quota here), though still a relief. Also wife just got prevailing wage for green card back, so I guess I am on the green card...

edit: I am on the green card "applying" band wagon now, perm itself is probably still 2 years away

Congrats. I plan to go for citizenship this year or next.
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