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Just got yelled at by my boss :(

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by aleksandr, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. aleksandr

    aleksandr Senior member

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    I fail at planning my work day, I had Big task, Medium task and Small task. I did Small, Medium, and was just about to start on Big when I found out that Big was due NOW. So my boss said screw you, I'm doing it myself. In not so many words but that was the effect.

    In fairness, it was totally my screwup and I feel terrible. Right now she won't even accept my apology. How do I (try to) fix things?
     
  2. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    Admit the mistake, explain the steps you'll take not to repeat such a mistake in the future.
     
  3. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Right now she won't even accept my apology. How do I (try to) fix things?

    You are fucked. Best thing (really the only thing) to do now is quit. They're planning to fire you mark my words.
     
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    holymadness Senior member

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    ^^ They are both right.
     
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    BrianVarick Senior member

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    Explain what you were thinking to her.
     
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    Slopho Senior member

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    Have you tried J/O in front of her?
     
  7. Flieger

    Flieger Senior member

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    Have you tried J/O in front of her?

    How did your plan work out slopho?
    Could you link me to the threak where you finally relate to us how your penile performance was and what consequences it had on your life.
     
  8. Slopho

    Slopho Senior member

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    How did your plan work out slopho?
    Could you link me to the threak where you finally relate to us how your penile performance was and what consequences it had on your life.


    I was totally blocked by someone else, going in again on the 14th.
     
  9. fwiffo

    fwiffo Senior member

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    In fairness, it was totally my screwup and I feel terrible. Right now she won't even accept my apology. How do I (try to) fix things?

    If you already tried to apologize and explain the situation as you saw it. I'd suggest cooling off for a day before talking about it.

    Poke your head into her office the next day, and briefly just "I'm sorry I did x and I understand now it made your life difficult. Thank you for giving me the suggestion to do y, and I'll get right on it and report back to you on z interval. I assure you, this won't happen again."

    I'm not shilling for this site (bit of paralipsis there) but I find it useful at work: http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/10...d-to-apologize

    Best way to think of it is this isn't brain surgery, you're going to fail a few times before you get better and if it was a terminating offense, you would have been gone before you had the time to post this.
     
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    I was totally blocked by someone else, going in again on the 14th.

    A cockblock for jerking of in front of someone is something to be thankfull for.
     
  11. aleksandr

    aleksandr Senior member

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    If you already tried to apologize and explain the situation as you saw it. I'd suggest cooling off for a day before talking about it.

    Poke your head into her office the next day, and briefly just "I'm sorry I did x and I understand now it made your life difficult. Thank you for giving me the suggestion to do y, and I'll get right on it and report back to you on z interval. I assure you, this won't happen again."

    I'm not shilling for this site (bit of paralipsis there) but I find it useful at work: http://www.manager-tools.com/2006/10...d-to-apologize

    Best way to think of it is this isn't brain surgery, you're going to fail a few times before you get better and if it was a terminating offense, you would have been gone before you had the time to post this.


    Thanks for this. I will go in tomorrow and try that out.
     
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    Admit the mistake, explain the steps you'll take not to repeat such a mistake in the future.

    +1. waiting a day is a good suggestion, too.
     
  13. Douglas

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    I'm sorry - it's not clear to me how you screwed up unless there was more to the story that you didn't communicate in the OP. Should it have been clear to you from the start that the big project was due today? What were the other due dates for the other things? You seemed to imply that you didn't know until just today that the big project was due now.
     
  14. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    she

    Uh oh...
     
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    "Are you off the rag yet so we can talk about this?"
     
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    Did anybody tell you it was due asap?
     
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    Offer to have sex with her.

    of course after she's done tackling that BIG assignment you utterly failed to do.
     
  19. Don Carlos

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    The first thing you should be doing in a situation like this is spending time on an internet forum during the work day. So you're on the right track, at least...
     
  20. Slopho

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    I'm actually with Douglas on this one, she didn't seem to explicitly say that assignment X was due by a particular date. She may be a bit embarrassed by her oversight and decided that 1. yelling at you is better than yelling at herself and 2. that it would be unfair for you to pay for her screw up and that she should just do it to save a little face.
     

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