Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Don't go away mad, just go away

Well, today should be a fun day. My assistant shows up. I say Good Morning and she ignores me.

This is puzzling because we get along great. And what we are asking her to do is not a big, dramatic change. It is change, something she cannot handle.

But now the curious side of me is pushing its way to the front to see how far she is going to take this. And the devious part of me is yelling to egg it on; push her to the brink of insanity.

That would be fun. But that is not the way to go. I just have to let her be pissed for a while. I have no problem with that as long as we get stuff done.


Erik said...

Life is all about learning and change. If you can't handle it, you're not ready to play the game. I used to deal with that reaction all the time. When teaching people about how to use their new system, there was almost always one person who kept repeating "That's not how it worked in the old system." No, you fucking idiot, because this isn't your old system... move on with your life. Sheesh.

StB said...

Well put Erik.

djw said...

any chance of Angry Sex?

Huge Junk said...

I suggest this phrase:

"as an ASSistant, you are certainly entitled to your wrong opinion."

I would also suggest explaining to her that as time goes on things always change, and the reason you've asked her to work with you on these things is not because you want to be a dick, it's because you like her as your assistant, appreciate what she does for you, and the unfortunate reality is that higher ups want to change. Her not changing along with everyone else puts that scenario at risk.

Or just double-backhand her and tell her to get with the program.

Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

I have said it in many other places. Sometimes your pimp hand has to be strong. I use to have this girl who would eye-ball once in a while and from the get go I couldn't have her eyes wandering to other pimps...thus, I had to have a super-powerful pimp hand on her. Lock her in the room and take the other girls out...you know, show her whose boss...errr. O.K. i have said enough but you get the picture.