RE: Problem Co-worker

Subject: RE: Problem Co-worker
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 12:56:35 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg Holmes

> This is actually a great technique whenever dealing with
> *anyone* with the sad habit of wild accusations, in the workplace
> or out. Just craft the shortest, least engaging/engagable answer
> for the situation; e.g.:
> "No, I never said that; see you later."
> "Sorry, I don't have it."
> And repeat ad nauseum, to any and all attempts to draw you out.
> "But you're the only one who could have taken it!"
> -"Sorry, I don't have it."
> "But Mary said she saw you with it."
> -"Sorry, I don't have it."

Yes, this is the classic advice to say one short thing -- repeatedly -- in
response. The person usually eventually gets tired of getting no payoff and
leaves you alone.

Bonnie Granat


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