Re: Coworker who won't take no for an answer

Subject: Re: Coworker who won't take no for an answer
From: "Dave Kerschbaum" <dave -at- smackdabdesign -dot- com>
To: "Blount, Patricia A" <Patricia -dot- Blount -at- ca -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:04:29 -0400

My suggestion would be to tell him that you are uncomfortable with his
revisiting the topic, that you gave your answer, and that you would prefer
all discussions from this point on to be about work. But then again, it
sounds like he just might not get that, either.

Of course, you could record a log of each time he brings it up, along with
your response, and then bring it to HR's attention. But I don't know what
effect that might have on your project.

Good luck. I wish there were a sure-fire answer that I could think of. It
sure sounds maddening.


On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Blount, Patricia A
<Patricia -dot- Blount -at- ca -dot- com>wrote:

> Good morning, all,
> I find myself in a precarious situation and wondered if you might advise
> me...
> [...]
> I'm dangerously close to losing my temper with him, which prompts this
> email to you. How can I shut him up without jeopardizing this project?

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