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If you could tell off a co-work and not get in trouble, would you do it?

I have a few co-workers that I would love to tell off, but don't at the risk of being written up. But say you where given the go ahead to tell off your co-work without any discipline would you do it?

 

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    I would LOVE to go off on a few people around here. Not in a constructive or rightful way, like larrygaga said, just in an open-the-gates-of-hell raging-bitch sort of way. 

    Like the chick who walks past me about 70 times a day and -- I'm not fucking kidding-- coughs EVERY TIME she is passing by me. She did it just now RIGHT WHEN I OPENED MY CHOCOLATE TO EAT IT. Don't fucking spew germs on me multiple times a fucking day. And it's a wet, chesty, rattly, nasty cough like something is seriously wrong, and she has had this fucking cough for WEEKS. Ugh. Gross. 

    The dude I share a cubicle wall with who murmurs to himself nonstop all day and also growls and also talks super loud on the phone. 

    Jessica. No need to explain that one. 

    And the rude ass lady who thinks she can say whatever the fuck she wants cuz she's older. She told me the other day that if I want to keep my job, I should do more. K thanks bitch. She's not in any kind of supervisory position and doesn't even work in my group. She actually has no idea what I even do. Not only do I do a lot of shit that essential to the company and to our market share, but we operate lean so I'm the ONLY ONE in the company who does what I do. So shut the fuck up! 

    Anyway. Feels good to at least get that off my chest via TK since I really would get in trouble if I said what I want to say to these people. 
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    I am ready t o go off on one of the sales reps at work. I had a customer call me in DECEMBER that he was missing over half his order. He wanted everything reshipped he did not want a credit. I can't place orders so I let his sales rep know he needed to ship replacements. TWO FUCKING MONTHS later and this ass hat still has not sent it. I have sent emails, CC'd managers and nothing is done.

    I finally filled out the damn paper work for him and walked over and threw it on his desk this morning. "Oh I've been busy the last few weeks I'll get to it soon". I hate him, I hate this place, and now I want wine!

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    It depends on the definition of "telling off" you choose.

    If it's simply "constructive criticism" then if I can't do that at my job already that's a problem, and I won't be working there for long. Even though I won't often USE that ability, I think if you have the ability to offer a constructive way to make the office work better, then you should be able to do so without fear of retribution.

    If it's getting to bitch about how I always seem to answer her lines when I already have a million things to do and she's reading, then yes. 100% yes. Or when she knows I'm filing stuff away from the phones and lets my lines go on and on, while if SHE's filing, no matter what I do I've picked up by the third ring so she doesn't have to drop everything. Or when she whines about how the one day I called out sick in the past year, I somehow wound up with my boss offering me a paid sick day, and she doesn't get paid sick days, except she's salary and makes DOUBLE what I do.
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    larrygaga said:
    I do it all the time, but in a professional (I hope) way. Even the guy who comments on my looks repeatedly. I just embarrass that dumb ass over and over.

    As long as you have a reason and it's not just nitpicking, and you are professional and constructive and straightforward,  you should not get into trouble and you shouldn't need permission. I would not work in a place where I needed permission to stand up for myself.

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    At my old job, yes totally. There was this one girl that was completely awful, stole money and was just like, the worst person on the planet. One time she reported me because I posted about a shitty day on FB (did not mention her at all, or have her on FB), and she tried to take it up with HR. So yes, I would go off on her.
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    I already do and that employee is the son of the boss.

    He has been told if I quit because of him he needs to find a new job.   






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    I like the people at my new job but at my old job - absolutely. There was one guy there who was a jerk to everyone all the time but our boss loved him. It was incredibly frustrating. I would've loved to get one free pass to tell him what everyone really thought of him.

    Of course, I didn't really keep it a secret that I didn't like him. I was never rude or unprofessional but I kept my contact with him as minimal as possible. But at one point he went around asking all our co-workers why I didn't like him, thankfully they didn't feed into his stupid drama and just said they didn't know what he meant.



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    I told off someone today.  He gave me shit for something that wasn't my fault and I gave it right back to him.  Life is too short to be a doormat.  Later in the day he apologized to me and told me he was out of line.  He NEVER does this (the problem we had this morning happens all the time).  FTW. 

    Sometimes though, there are politics which make saying what you want too difficult/a stupid decision.  Those times irritate me. 


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    I have a co-worker who every time he walks by jiggles his keys. And if I have my earphones in will stand over my desk and talk to me even when I 'm not looking at him, and wait for answer, constantly wants to know how to use excel, work the printer/copier.
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    I absolutely would! I would join the majority of my staff who wants to see our principal nailed to the wall!

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    My manager is such a bitch sometimes. I told her to leave me the fuck alone once. It was beautiful
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    Who doesn't? Mine would actually be my boss. She's full of shit. She repeats whatever Legal says and when Legal isn't in the room, she refutes everything so that she sounds like she knows what she's talking about but it just makes her look uninformed. She doesn't ask any questions and acts like she has all the answers.

    I've been taking the "oh really? Can you explain X to me?" approach. And obviously she can't. *sigh* sucks to report to someone who doesn't know what she's talking about - not exactly a learning experience.

    I'd like to give her a piece of what's what, but I wouldn't. Even if no discipline was given. Not exactly a career advancing move for future ambitions.... Man, I know exactly what I'd say, too...
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    I have a co-worker who every time he walks by jiggles his keys. And if I have my earphones in will stand over my desk and talk to me even when I 'm not looking at him, and wait for answer, constantly wants to know how to use excel, work the printer/copier.
    That dude sounds annoying as shit.
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    I really wished I could do exactly this today! I'm training my replacement and there seems to be some issues with following direction in a timely manner. Urrrrrrgh.
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    Um, yes!  How about the city counsilman that sits the cube over?  He talks very loudly, I can hear all of his conversations and "gossip" and I'm convinced he is one of the worst people here and is not fit one bit to be involved in government.  He thinks he's almightly and doesn't give a shit about people one bit, yet he is somehow entrusted to make decisions for said people?? There's the one time someone complained about a city issue but their opinion didn't matter because afterall they are just a gym teacher.  Or the girl his son took to homecoming.  His son is a saint and did her a favor because her mom is a single mom and no way she could ever afford to go out to eat on her own, what a champ.  Seriously.  The things I would LOVE to say to them guy.....

    Edit: Him being on city counsil is not full time.  Our work environment is not related to government in anyway.  He simply talks about this 'outside of work' position during work.  He also works on city stuff, loudly on the phone, at work too - another reason....

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    I had some of those folks at my old job. This one lady loved to criticize everything I did. She didn't work for me but she worked for one of my coworkers and she really just hated the way I ran my area. She was constantly tattling on one of my employees and when I didn't deal with him to her satisfaction she said, "I'm not going to tell you when he's breaking your rules anymore, because you clearly don't care." I wish I had told her off. That was one of those moments when she really needed to be put in her place.

    My old boss recently told me that she ended up firing her, because when she and the woman's direct supervisor were building the schedule, they realized they were building it around the fact that no one wanted to work with her, so they just concluded she'd made enough enemies and they couldn't deal with it anymore.

    At my current job, I'm physically pretty isolated for the rest of my department, so my coworkers don't irritate me the way they irritate some people, like one girl I have lunch with. She has a lot of people she wants to tell off, and I probably would want to also if I had to work with them daily.
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    Oh wait, I take it back. There is totally someone at my job I want to tell off.

    This adjunct Economics professor thinks he's such hot stuff. He refuses to recommend the tutoring center I run to his students unless one of his former students is a tutor because no other economics tutor could POSSIBLY understand the nuanced way he teaches his class. Last semester I had one of his students as a tutor, but she graduated so now I don't have anyone, and I when I reached out to him he was like, "Well, you don't have any of my students right now so I'm not going to suggest that my students go there."

    Of course I sent him a polite, professional email about how all my tutors are trained to be flexible, and it would be great if he could reconsider because I'm sure we could still provide assistance to his struggling students, but I really want to be all, "Listen bub, I guarantee you're not such a special snowflake and your classes are not such a mystery that only someone who has sat through them could understand it. Presumably you're teaching the same material as the other teachers teaching the same class, yes? So what makes you so awesome? Are you just really needlessly confusing? Is that it? I bet that's it. And do you realize how snotty you sound saying you're not going to recommend a FREE service to your students who might be struggling in your class just because I haven't hired to your satisfaction? You're seriously going to deny them that? You know how petty and nasty you sound? Get over yourself."

    Wow, that felt good to get off my chest.
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    Pretty much everyone I work with, but I hate despise the company I work for. My "team" is full of idiots and assholes and my boos only stands up for a few people on the "team." I fantasize about turning in my 2 week notice. I can't give a specific example off the top of my head for today but I might go off on someone if they decorate my cube for my birthday.
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    I would want to do it. I have a nurse who is very ignorant and is disrespectful to my senior nurses and partners. She is new to my practice and I was training her on specific topics and areas. She has such a negative attitude and gossips. Then complains about having to much to do and she wants to party. I would like to give her a mouthful and explode but I know I cant. I give her constructive criticism but she ignores it and does her own thing.

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    I would absolutely LOVE to go off on the two I work with. Never in my life have I ever met anyone more racist, judgemental ,and homophobic as the two people I share an office with. They make me cringe!
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    OF COURSE!

    I'm lucky- the vast majority of people I work with are wonderful people and I like it here. 
    But man, just this week. There was a wee bit of a re-org and now I have to partner with someone else who's been around here for a long time. Apparently we moved her cheese. She's resistant to working with the way my department likes to work. 

    She called me out on something this week and copied her boss on the e-mail. Well bitch, bring it. Play ball. I wrote her back an equally "read between the lines, bitch" message with her boss copied on it. 
    And today, she was sweet as pie.  That's right. Boom. 
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    Today someone stole pastries from the (saran-wrapped tightly closed and labelled) container I had put in the fridge for a meeting later in the morning. I wouldn't mind giving that person a bit of a smackdown - like, are you that much of a pig that you have to help yourself to something that's labeled for a meeting you aren't part of and hasn't started yet? It's especially infuriating because there is ALWAYS stuff left over afterward and I always send out a mass email saying "Hey, everyone, there's a bunch of leftover food in the kitchen, please help yourselves!" at that time.

    Like, come on. This wasn't even a coworker's food, it was catering for a meeting. I kept trying to pick out the thief today but no one seemed to leave incriminating evidence anywhere...sigh.

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