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Old 05-28-2011, 03:46 PM   #121
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OK, I've jumped on the OP a couple times with both feet in this thread, so I'm going to back him up on this one. -ERD50
A trampoline comes to mind.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:12 PM   #122
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Well, then, let's try this.

Poor OP. The workplace is terrible because he didn't have any say on picking his boss. I understand why he crashes meetings - because the people in the meetings are so clueless about the business it was up to him to save the place. He is such a valuable employee, after just two years, that the new bosses take him to lunch and tell him how much they value his input into running the business.

It's no wonder he's changed his story throughout this thread because the details were too difficult to manage. We were just too dumb to follow his evolving story.

Feel better now? He'll be looking for a job within three months.
It is not about whether the OP is "right" or "wrong". It is about treating other people as you would want to be treated yourself.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:42 PM   #123
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Well, Travelover, looks like your are wrong again! By the way, if I screw up, as it appeared the OP was saying in his first post, I would expect to be treated just like I posted!
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I find it interesting that even though I attached no names to the comment quoted below, you take my lack of empathy observation so personally.


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I'm amazed at the tone of some forum members. What ever happened to empathy?
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:15 PM   #125
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When i I took an employee out to lunch, it was usually a "put up or shut up" situation. If I wanted to "thank" an employee, I took them & their peers out for beers (I also let it drop who was responsible for the free beer).
Holy crap. I used to have lunch with my boss five times a week and dinner and beers another 1-2 times. I must not have gotten the hint!
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It is not about whether the OP is "right" or "wrong". It is about treating other people as you would want to be treated yourself.
I expect people - friends and co-workers - to be forthright with me. I'm not going to mollycoddle someone just because they post on this board.

I cannot get over the arrogance he has regarding his importance in the workplace. There is one little item that seems to have been buried in all the verbiage. He attended a two hour meeting uninvited. That means he was away from his assigned duties for the duration of the meeting. Oh, and then he has to work overtime to get things done.

I would not be surprised at all if the sole purpose of the lunch meeting was damage control on the side of the business. I'd want to know how much of a problem an employee would present to the company. So while I may be having small talk at lunch and appear interested in your ideas, I'm figuring out how much damage you could cause and how I can mitigate it in the short term. The long term solution is obvious.

A younger person could be told to cut the crap. It's more difficult to do that with an older person, especially one who feels entitled.

Three months.
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