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Old Feb 19th 2013, 10:25 am
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First written warning in my career. I left Dubai at 2am yesterday and arrived back at 11pm -- by 11am this morning, I had received a written warning for not showing up to work.

You have to laugh at that. I told them to go **** themselves and refused to accept it.
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Hahaha, That's funny. I got one once from a new Sales Manager wanting to make his mark against the top salesman. I ripped it up and binned it in front of him. We ended up being good mates and 3 years later he was working for me.
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Wow, they can't have many locals working where you work if you get disciplined for turning in late.
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Old Feb 19th 2013, 10:40 am
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Wow, they can't have many locals working where you work if you get disciplined for turning in late.
not one. I am in the office by 8am everyday. After exploding on the phone, I told the guy we will discuss this further at 9.30am when he shows up.
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not one. I am in the office by 8am everyday. After exploding on the phone, I told the guy we will discuss this further at 9.30am when he shows up.
There must be more to it (as in they've got other reasons to not like you)

Are you showing someone up by actually doing work?

Just throw your weight arou....oh. Want me to come with you?
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I told the guy we will discuss this further at 9.30am when he shows up.
He turns up early, the eager beaver.
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First written warning in my career. I left Dubai at 2am yesterday and arrived back at 11pm -- by 11am this morning, I had received a written warning for not showing up to work.

You have to laugh at that. I told them to go **** themselves and refused to accept it.
But you had an un-authorised absence from work, right?
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There must be more to it (as in they've got other reasons to not like you)

Are you showing someone up by actually doing work?

Just throw your weight arou....oh. Want me to come with you?
This guy got promoted to office manager and he thinks he is the manager of all those in the office. I will tell him tomorrow his responsibility stops at the photocopiers and not my attendance. I let rip today and he didn't know what to say.

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This guy got promoted to office manager and he thinks he is the manager of all those in the office. I will tell him tomorrow his responsibility stops at the photocopiers and not my attendance. I let rip today and he was didn't know what to say.
Good.

Office Manager's are right *****.

We had a Russian one who asked me to clean the company car out that I'd borrowed. I asked why and she said it was like a beach in the back.

Pointing out that four people had used it since me and that she hadn't seen any sand in the back and that the person who complained about it had used it before me was apparently irrelevant.

Still, I paid it and claimed it back, she signed it off so I secretly won!!
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But you had an un-authorised absence from work, right?
No.
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No.
I can't imagine you angry and shouty and telling soemone to piss off.

You seem too nice.
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I can't imagine you angry and shouty and telling soemone to piss off.

You seem too nice.
Well. This is the point. I really ever raise my voice and I politely tell them that I'm 'going to give it direct' - then do so - in a very firm, direct, not angry or aggressive way.

There is often no come back and if they try, I use a series of short questions and very extended silence before picking holes in every defense they try and make. Dare they interrupt me, or they will be reminded that I gave them the full courtesy to finish their point (through the very unnerving extended sliences). It is passive aggression to the extreme and they feel like a child when I'm done.

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Well. This is the point. I really never raise my voice and I politely tell them that I'm 'going to give it direct' - then do so - in a very firm, direct, not angry or aggressive way.

There is often no come back and if they try, I use a series of short questions and very extended silence before picking holes in every defense they try and make. Dare they interrupt me, or they will be reminded that I gave them the full courtesy to finish their point (through the very unnerving extended sliences). It is passive aggression to the extreme and they feel like a child when I'm done.
****. You're evil.
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Well. This is the point. I really ever raise my voice and I politely tell them that I'm 'going to give it direct' - then do so - in a very firm, direct, not angry or aggressive way.

There is often no come back and if they try, I use a series of short questions and very extended silence before picking holes in every defense they try and make. Dare they interrupt me, or they will be reminded that I gave them the full courtesy to finish their point (through the very unnerving extended sliences). It is passive aggression to the extreme and they feel like a child when I'm done.
Take it on the chin and learn from it ..........
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I can't imagine you angry and shouty and telling soemone to piss off.

You seem too nice.
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