Re: FWD: Managing managers and cell phones

Subject: Re: FWD: Managing managers and cell phones
From: TechComm Dood <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 09:31:53 -0400

I think Mike covered the best advice...

When you're in a one-on-one meeting and her phone rings, AND SHE TAKES
IT, kindly excuse yourself from the room. Something like "I'm sorry,
I'll come back later when you're free." Do it all the time. Just get
up and excuse yourself. She has no grounds to be upset with you for
being polite about excusing yourself when she takes a call. After all,
she's being the rude one. Seriously.

In larger meetings, where she takes a call, keep the meeting going
without her involvement. This does not show a lack of disrespect
toward her, but rather combats the lack of respect she is showing
others in the meeting. You will not be punished for being productive
with others.

Does this help?

On Sat, 26 Jun 2004 08:49:33 -0400, Mike O. <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> If you want to reject her domination, try walking out of the room the
> next time she answers the cell phone. Then *you* would be demonstrating
> control/dominance of the situation.
> Or, ask her at the beginning of the meeting to turn off her cell phone
> (of course, in this case you would still be a supplicant, but an uppity
> one).
> If all else fails try this:

"And the beast said, 'Be you angels?' And we said, 'Nay, we are but
men!' Rock!!!" -- Tenacious D


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