Tipping Point or Tipping Cows  

ByteChaser2 53M
2834 posts
4/17/2006 7:21 pm

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4/19/2006 6:52 am

Tipping Point or Tipping Cows

Ok... So I just got off a Managers Conference Call. The topic was our... No. I cant do this without fair warning...

The scenes you are about to read have a decidedly Franklin Covey slant. If this frightens you, raises your blood pressure, causes an inexplicable rash or sends you into shrieking fits, do yourself - and your therapist - a favor and just check back tomorrow...

Consider yourself warned... This ain't gonna be pretty

Ok So anyway, "we're" discussing the BHAG - Big Hairy Assed Goal - trying to find some concept that everyone on the team can get both hands around, support and defend to the death if necessary. You know... You cant whip a team into a productive frenzy without one of two things: A common purpose or a common enemy. We're working the common purpose angle yeah?

Since no team is truly great without a single face, single voice, single vision, We "discuss" issues, threats, visions and concepts. We are REQUIRED to provide input. Present the issue and provide options.

By the way, this is the definition of a "non-bitcher" in our little clique of managers. Whiners complain, members complain BUT they also provide options to mitigate the issue.

But I digress...

I know, big surprise yeah? lol

Anyway, were discussing BHAG ideas. They really suck... But yanno... I'm suckin sand from the ByteChaser idea well here so I'm open to suggestion.

Yet another surprise I know... I'm full of em tonight

Ok, the floor is mine. The director asked my opinion and so, I began my diatribe. Well, ok, it was more of a pointed question really but still... He asked for my input, I was giving it.

And 3 of them... committed the second most disrespectful thing one human can do to another, short of back-stabbing. Second only to walking into a mans home and pissing on his couch... They interrupted me in the middle of my first sentence!

Mother-Effin Christ riding a burro into town I HATE that!

So moments ago, I sent a scathing email to the offenders:

"... Gentlemen, I've reached my tipping point here. I will not suffer your disrespect again. You have a choice to make right now. You can either allow me to give my opinions, advice and experiences to the team - WITHOUT DISRESPECTFUL INTERRUPTION - or you should just tell me to sit quietly in a corner until you require me to blather "yes". The former will suit me and the team just swimmingly, the latter will predicate my accepting the CIO position I've been offered at *XYZ Corporation*. I am no ones yes boy. Choose."

Harsh yes, I know. But yanno, don't ask (REQUIRE) my input if your not going to listen to it. I got better things to do with my life...

Like downloading porno and stuff...


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
4/17/2006 8:11 pm

just remember the mantra babe...

but also, do not mistake it...interruption, as with any form of verbal disrespect is back-stabbing... that just happens in the front .


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
4/17/2006 8:13 pm

almost forgot to ask...

with the new BHAG? will there be catchy slogans? songs? *shudder* be afraid


EroticaXTC 50F

4/17/2006 9:00 pm

They don't call you "Rodney" do they??


ByteChaser2 53M

4/18/2006 7:42 am

    Quoting rm_sj365:
    just remember the mantra babe...

    but also, do not mistake it...interruption, as with any form of verbal disrespect is back-stabbing... that just happens in the front .


LOL *Mumbling the mantra: Them people are stupid, ego driven, narcissists*

I'd still feel better if I could convince em all to play a little paint ball


ByteChaser2 53M

4/18/2006 7:43 am

    Quoting rm_sj365:
    almost forgot to ask...

    with the new BHAG? will there be catchy slogans? songs? *shudder* be afraid
Oh lawd...

Covey be damned! I refuse to be a cheerleader lol


ByteChaser2 53M

4/18/2006 7:44 am

    Quoting EroticaXTC:
    They don't call you "Rodney" do they??
Ok, you've piqued my interest... What's the reference to Rodney?


EroticaXTC 50F

4/18/2006 9:57 am

LOL!!!!.....Dangerfield??!!!


ByteChaser2 53M

4/18/2006 10:34 am

lol I was thinking "King" myself


ByteChaser2 53M

4/18/2006 11:50 am

    Quoting ShayeDK:
    Very rude and I think it's great you called them on it.
Rude I can take. Shit I'M rude... Disrespect I can't tollerate.

Course, it leaves me wondering about my continued employment... Oh well, there's always internet porn


ByteChaser2 53M

4/18/2006 12:25 pm

Thanks Shaye!


mangomamiCT 42F

4/18/2006 9:40 pm

OOOO you scared me with this post , had flashbacks of my corporate days where all the blowhards got together and blew HARD !!! All the cliches all the lets get pumped speeches that led to nowhere and then as soon as the boss left the room , they ripped his bad hairpiece , his twenty year old wife , his midlife crisis porche . I mean to really appreciate the movie office space you have to live it !!!!!


ByteChaser2 53M

4/19/2006 6:52 am

    Quoting mangomamiCT:
    OOOO you scared me with this post , had flashbacks of my corporate days where all the blowhards got together and blew HARD !!! All the cliches all the lets get pumped speeches that led to nowhere and then as soon as the boss left the room , they ripped his bad hairpiece , his twenty year old wife , his midlife crisis porche . I mean to really appreciate the movie office space you have to live it !!!!!
"Yeah... Ummm I'm gonna need you to go ahead and fly to china in an hour, MKay? Great..."


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