vendredi 21 août 2009

Miss Snippy

I've been in the Uk for two days now and yet again I find myself being 'told off' by my boss.

Thing is, she's been reading some management twaddle about effective communication and, it seems, I'm not up to scratch.

Apparently, I am:

- snippy
- sarcastic
- insensitive

and I make people feel uncomfortable with my over-use of innuendo.

Well, to be honest, she does have a point. I can't argue with much of that.

Apparently, instead of the above, I'm supposed to be:

- collaborative
- supportive
- empathic

Equally, I think she does have a point - all of these are good things to be. As we discussed this, I pulled out a few examples of her behaviour to illustrate her points.

Example 1

The time she said "Well, I wouldn't want him to think you're a queer" when explaining why she'd told a customer that I still hadn't found the right girl.

Example 2

The time she left an advert for diet pills on my desk with a note saying "saw this and thought of you".

Example 3

How she'd said to me, this very morning, that my fitness regime seemed to have been overtaken by an "eating regime".

Example 4

The occasion where she'd seen fit to remark on how I looked young, but how "it's so diffcult to tell how old a fat person is, their skin is pulled so tightly".

You can imagine, that after we'd had our 'chat' she was looking desperately for an olive branch and regretting having started the whole conversation in the first place.

I know I'm not an ideal employee. I'm rude, obnoxious and sarcastic. I'm garish, loud and I talk dirty. But equally, I'm thoughtful, friendly and welcoming - and I'll go out of my way to include people and make them feel at home.

Now, I don't want to get all religious on her ass, but hey, sometimes the good book speaks sense...

"Yo Hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye..."

I added the 'yo' myself to make it a bit more ghetto.

You get my point.

12 commentaires:

conortje a dit…

well done you!! She's just jealous of how popular you are!!

Daryl a dit…

Dude! Snaps!

Pure Poser a dit…

Your boss sounds like Bitchzilla.
Haha, you got her goood....

Rob Inukshuk a dit…

Well done for enlightening her on the very topic she misguidedly thought was a one way street.

cb a dit…

I'm glad you tossed that shit right back in her pinched, skanky 'hobag face.

Valleys Mam a dit…

may be she ought to be looking at equality and bullying guides,you have a case there -check out ACAS Policy,or drop a copy on her desk.

Victor a dit…

and it sounds like she got your point.

Jaala a dit…

I love it that you don't let her walk all over you! And you back yourself up with her comments... Loved it!! :)

12ontheinside a dit…

Yikes, what a bitch.

The Hangar Queen a dit…

Word.

Bitch needed tellin'. Straight up.

aims a dit…

Fat people's skin is stretched and you can't tell how old they are?

Honey - I look 12!

Louise a dit…

Good for you. I'm not liking her at all. (And I hope she was too drunk to remember your birthday party, too,and therefore can't use any of that against you.)