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Old 11-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #61
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When I was younger, I would not admit it. Now that I am older, I have no problems admitting it. There are some on here who I think have NEVER even considered it. You know who you are...........
Same here, professionally as "the Boss", I found out ironically, I got more heart felt thanks, and positive feedback from people when I told them I was wrong and would change the decision accordingly than when I was correct. Once I got over the concept of "if you admit you are wrong it is a sign of weakness" admitting mistakes was easy.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #62
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The Navy's nuclear training program makes all of us experts at admitting when we're wrong.

Unfortunately it also makes us experts at pointing out to other people when they're wrong, too. I say "unfortunately" because, although this technique works extremely well in the engineering spaces, it's a different story in the domestic spaces...
DW doesn't care for the four hour mandatory training sessions. Forget about the incident reports! She refuses to file these even when she clearly made a mistake... ;-)
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #63
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The Navy's nuclear training program makes all of us experts at admitting when we're wrong.
We joked a lot about that in computer crime investigations as well. Just when you start to think you know what you're doing you get another lesson in humility.

Yes, I was wrong once. I thought I was wrong but it turned out I was right.

DW, however, has a different opinion....
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DW, however, has a different opinion....
It's been 29 years since I was right in a disagreement with the young wife.
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Hats off to the 5 who voted no. Now what to do about the folks who voted yes falsely, nothing of course...

But I've noticed a few people confessing to being wrong on other threads today.
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Is it much harder in your professional life?
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It's been 29 years since I was right in a disagreement with the young wife.
Any chance you have been married about the same amount of time?
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Any chance you have been married about the same amount of time?
An amazing coincidence.
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