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Subject:Re: Problem Co-worker From:"Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"abby initio" <abby -dot- initio -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Fri, 27 Apr 2007 15:57:43 +0530
Any piped music in the office? Are you allowed to listen to music while
working, if you use headphones?
If you don't hear the gripes, *your* blood pressure will stay normal :-)
And I think Gordon's suggestion of using SVN or another SCCS to log changes
to files is a good one. Once that is in place, you can politely tell the
person that she can check the revision history for the file she suspects has
been changed... and if she *still* continues with the griping, you have
grounds to complain to HR about that behavior.
On 4/27/07, abby initio <abby -dot- initio -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> But on a funnier note, I have already implemented the "don't respond when
> directed at the group" tactic. The result? Yup. She just keeps ranting
> sighing loudly, demanding an answer, and griping about the non-response
> everyone else. She'll say things like, "I know everyone hears me. Who's
> in that file!"
> No. I'm serious. So yeah Gene, true to your reputation as an observer of
> human behavior, you have it pegged: sole participant in a ranting
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