RE: Coworker who won't take no...

Subject: RE: Coworker who won't take no...
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "David Castro" <thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:49:28 -0700

It is a great book and a interesting read. It's not so much about
profiling dangerous individuals as it is about how to listen to your
intuition without becoming hypervigilant.


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Subject: Re: Coworker who won't take no...

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Bonnie Granat
<bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>wrote:

> Patricia,
> What I am going to say is just a fact of life: Be careful.

I HIGHLY recommend the book "The Gift of Fear." We had a technical
who was fired at my current company who was very scary. He talked about
of his guns somewhat regularly. He had mentioned that he was making 2x
as a
technical writer with us than as a UPS delivery guy (his preceding job).
I bought that book and read the chapter on coworkers and firings, and
out that this guy had exhibited other behavior that indicated he was a
for workplace violence... things I never would have suspected might be
indicator, such as watching when other people clock in/clock out.
Fortunately, he moved on to another job (as a bailiff at the courthouse)
that was much more up his alley, and nothing came of my concern, but
better to be too-vigilant than not vigilant enough.

-David Castro
thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com


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