Re: dealing with inflated ego

Subject: Re: dealing with inflated ego
From: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Elisa R. Sawyer" <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:39:04 -0500

Misunderstandings...I was once witness to a real doozy. There was a vendor
team supporting a company's project. During a meeting, the vendor team
manager made the comment that one of the project's main problems was, the
client company's team was not 100% dedicated to the project.

The client's team was half people who were part-timers. They were retirees
called back for this, and were forbidden to work more than 29 hours per
week. The other half were regular company personnel, who had other duties
besides this particular project.

Some of the company people thought he meant the problem was their hearts
weren't in it. They started an indignant message round-robin in email and
kept pumping each other up over it. The next meeting a few days later there
were some monumentally ugly things said, and I swear the two sides of the
table came within 5 seconds of coming to blows. I stopped taking notes and
unplugged the laptop in case I needed to use it as a shield.




On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 4:18 PM, Elisa R. Sawyer <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Thanks!
>
> Truth be told that since the time that I posted my rant I have been able to
> discuss issues with the person involved and we have come up with good
> solutions. If he now had access to the entire discussion in this forum, he
> might find it of passing interest but he'd probably move on quickly to
> things that interest him more. :-)
>
> I don't feel a need to describe the entire situation except to say that
> there were misunderstandings that went further than misunderstanding
> between the two of us, that they came to light fairly quickly, and that I'm
> back to focusing on the work at hand.
>
> I am grateful for the support that I got from this forum, and I don't plan
> to post additional rants here.
>
> And, I do love writers!
>
> -Elisa
>
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 12:38 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
>
> > Might I remind everyone that we still have the off topic chat list which
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References:
Re: dealing with inflated ego: From: Lauren
RE: dealing with inflated ego: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: dealing with inflated ego: From: Lauren
RE: dealing with inflated ego: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: dealing with inflated ego: From: Tony Chung
Re: dealing with inflated ego: From: Elisa R. Sawyer

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