Re: Plays well with others

Subject: Re: Plays well with others
From: "Tracy Boyington" <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 14:29:04 -0600

Once again, I'm glad I'm not in management. :-)

Is it affecting their work? Or someone else's work? If so, tell them what they're doing (and give examples; they probably don't realize the effect they have on people) and tell them to cut it out. If not, well... don't. :-)

However, I have been on the receiving end of this type of speech (I hear some of you saying "gee, *that's* a surprise," but let me point out that it was given by a former Psycho Boss from Hell who thought anyone who disagreed with the boss's pet needed an attitude adjustment, so I didn't deserve it, and quit lookin' at me funny) and I must warn you that, justified or not, telling someone they need to be less grumpy is *not* going to make them less grumpy. No way, no how. At best, it will get them to temporarily *act* less grumpy to your face. The behind-your-back grumpiness will increase exponentially. Unless they happen to be grumpy because of a personal problem and your speech opens the door to some communication, that is.

And some of you are still looking at me funny. Quit it.

Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK

>>> Lief Erickson <lerickson -at- mqsoftware -dot- com> 03/29/01 09:57AM >>>
How do you deal with people who are constantly grumpy and generally have a
bad disposition?


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