Frightful.Now on to my own department. I had an issue today and I thought my folks would resolve it on their own. Suffice to say when people from other offices checked on us and no one replied, I waited a bit to see if they were expecting me to. Soon I'm getting calls from Thailand asking what's going on. Finally I walked out to the one chap still at his desk at 1800. I asked why he hasn't replied and he said as he checked his computer that he had apparently drafted a reply but it was hidden behind a few windows and he forgot to send it. I had to stand in front of someone two levels below me to get him to send a bloody e-mail.
I thought I had #metoo issues. What did you do or didn't do?The other one was one of the ladies who was going to set me up on a sexual harassment ticket, she had pancreas cancer and died the other week. Can't say I will miss her, but I feigned a look of concern, horror, how very sad, but really couldn't give that much of damn. I'm old enough to have little compassion if any for my enemies. My time on the road ahead is shorter than I would like and I have no time to tolerate empathy with those who would kick me in the balls.
The first thing was to avoid being alone or near them without several witnesses. I even left the office to avoid this situation.I thought I had #metoo issues. What did you do or didn't do?
Today I got into a shouting match with one of my directs because he felt threatened my message was shut this bloody infernal down or else...Such is the burden of command. It's lonely and that's why those in the past use to get ulcers.