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I once worked with a woman who was, at best, extremely difficult. Among
other little problems, she loved to tattle (which would have been tolerable
had she confined herself to the truth), and customarily put her name on her
Executive meetings resembled musical chairs; once X sat down, the rest of
us knocked each other over to find the seats furthest away. Although a
non-violent Quaker pacifist, I remember once wanting to deck her one -- and
realizing that, despite 20 witnesses, each and every one of them would have
unhesitatingly testified that she had fainted and landed on my hand as I
was struggling to catch her.
My boss's policy was to have potential employees interview with X before
being hired. It had nothing to do with professional qualifications; he was
desperate to find someone who might at least be able to endure her short term...
IPCC 01, the IEEE International Professional Communication Conference,
October 24-27, 2001 at historic La Fonda in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
CALL FOR PAPERS OPEN UNTIL MARCH 15. http://ieeepcs.org/2001/
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