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I know it's not professional, but I'm currently ignoring a colleague.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by All Pro Sports Hero, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. All Pro Sports Hero

    All Pro Sports Hero

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    At least for a little while, I'll let him sweat it out. I know it's not an urgent matter. It never is.

    I'm not physically turning my back to him, he's in another office across the country, trying to reach me by phone, email & IM.

    This guy drives me absolutely b@tsh*t.

    He's one of those guys that just keeps coming back to the well over, and over, and over about the most routine stuff. Everyone else gets it, why don't you??

    I swear his first instinct is always to ask me, and maybe others for all I know, before actually trying to figure it out himself. And he doesn't retain anything. It's like that movie Groundhog Day. Every new day is like someone pushing his reset button, like there is no yesterday, nothing learned or accomplished.




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    Hmmm, that felt good to get off my chest. I think I'll call the fool now.
     
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  2. Terlingueno

    Terlingueno

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    I ignore all of my supposedly male co-workers who possess a Mangina...
     

  3. Robgmn

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    It's more professional than virtually punching said coworker in the head.
    I do it regularly.
    I't like counting to ten before replying to a stupid question. Except you sometimes have to count to ten thousand...
     
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  4. TX OMFS

    TX OMFS Right wing nut Lifetime Member

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    I ask my employees what they think we should do when the come to me with a question I believe they should be able to answer themselves. I let them give me their opinion, ask them a question or two about their plan, then tell them yes or no.

    Oh, and I take away their Christmas bonus.
     
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    Venting is good for the soul. Congratulations on using a "cost free" method of therapy.
     
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    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    If you just say, "I don't know." They'll go elsewhere. Problem solved.
     
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    RonS Millennium Member

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    Pretend you are a therapist, answer questions with questions. What do you think? How does that make you feel? How did you get along with your mother?
     
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    I tell my guys right from the start "I'm not your Google" every time they ask a question that they haven't researched first. They catch on very quickly.
     
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    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    rock_castle The Trump presidency gets better and better!

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    Be careful. You don't want cousin Eddie showing up in his RV to take you away.
     
  11. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    At least once a month I ignore all of my colleagues for 48 hours. It reminds them how important I am to their livelihood
     
  12. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    It's a 2-way street CF.'08.
     
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    I'm declaring ignore mode, today as well. At present, have 16 emails, 8 texts, and 23 FB posts I am not going to answer. I have been in contact with my business partner, and have resolved several potential problems, so the important stuff has been dealt with. The rest is superfluous, and beneath my purvey today.
     
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