Re: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
Well, I assumed that WAS the question.I was branching off a bit from the question. I was also thinking of a story someone told last week about somebody not getting a job because they were judged "not a team player."
I wouldn't say I'm friendly with overThe point is, there are companies where your behavior WOULD be considered inadequate. They wouldn't hire you, or, if they did, they might pass you over for promotion for your alleged attitude problem (which, I should stress, sounds perfectly reasonable to me). Such companies like to see employees buy in to the corporate culture. My take, however, is that the human resources types who have this attitude were probably cheerleaders in high school, attended pep rallies, and worried seriously about students' "school spirit," but my view (just maybe) is a little jaundiced.
90% of my co-workers: I don't particularly want to see them outside work, go
for drinks or pizza with them at lunchtime, or (probably) keep in touch with
them after they or I have left. If this was the definition of "getting along
with people", then I don't.
And this isn't the same thing as being a doormat, dammit. It doesn't costYour comment reminds me of my self-portrait as a university instructor with a large pile of marking. After ranting and raving about some poor student's illiteracy, poor grasp of ideas, and weak arguments, the comment I'd write on the paper would be "I'm sorry - you don't seem to have quite got the idea."
any more to say No politely.
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