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Jul 25, 2011
When I was a kid, I can remember getting in trouble for things I hadn't done. It only made me WANT to do them. I figured if I was going to be punished, I may as well have something to show for it...
 
 
Jul 24, 2011
Yep, stay ahead of imcompetent paranoid coworkers. Once they say or do something in misguided retribution, there's no turning back. Good luck getting them to comprehend their mistake, forget any hope of them making any effort to undo the damage.
 
 
Jul 23, 2011
PHB need not worry. The topics of skip-level meetings are usually dictated by the boss. Nothing untoward/upsetting/critical will be discussed. I remember one where I brought up the subject of performance appraisals and quotas. The topic quickly got switched to how we felt about the recent acquisition of some small feeder company. Like it really mattered...
 
 
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Jul 23, 2011
Skipping a level - is that like pushing the button for the first floor and winding up in the basement? Or is that the parking lot? Same difference. In any event, ignorance is bliss = the Zen of Wally......
 
 
Jul 23, 2011
@SondraGail, I know exactly what you mean. I can't stand paranoid people in management positions. They simply try to imagine you complaining about them, and if they can, then they decide that's what you do, so you should be eliminated.
The worst is within companies who blindly trust a single management level, and the manager can decide you are trouble by nothing but a whim.
 
 
 
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