04 November 2017
What does it take to make you mad?
(I let this post sit, debated deleting it, yet here it is...)
I don't get mad often, but there are days .....
and this has been one of those kind of weeks!
It dragged on and on - and my co-worker Elvis
made it that way. He has been doing the
same exact job for the last six years. I am his
supervisor. He was coached for pouring
gasoline from a power tool into a trash can.
He's been trying to argue his case against this
since March. When they finally told him
last week that they will not remove this coaching, he
has become very upset. And he has made me his newest
"target". Most times, I can shake off bad gossip, old tales,
but he takes it to a new level. He told one of the gals that
I supervise that three years ago I called her a b***h. He told
another of my peers that he is going to go 'over my head'
because he needs a better supervisor. Today he told another
guy that I was the reason this guy didn't become part of the
management program 4 years ago (I know this guy well, he didn't
want to be part of it!). So how do you stop a runaway gossip?
I've been taking the "Rise Above" approach for nearly
six years now, and am finding it harder each day
to be anything more than civil to this individual.
I know I need to just stand tall, and keep doing what needs to be done.
but I sure am getting tired of it all!
What would you try?