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Grrrrr!

October 23rd, 2010 at 02:20 am

No, I'm not practing my Tony the Tiger growling because things are not "GGGGRREEAATTT!"

I sort of lost it today. I work with another person and we are to be a "team". But yet again, this person is late. This person is late to almost every meeting. Today, one of our supervisors asked me where my "partner" was and why this person was late. I just said, "I wish people would quit asking me this because I'm not this person's keeper."

Maybe I shouldn't have said it. But I hear it a minimum of four days a week.

The supervisor said he understood and he could see why it would bother me.

Yet, I don't get it why this person is consistently late.

Overall, this person is nice, but perhaps doesn't realize how rude it is to keep people waiting to start a meeting until this person shows up.

An administrator did say something a few weeks ago about a meeting starting ten minutes before and it seemed to help, but that lasted but a few days. And the person it was directed to was none too happy to have this mentioned.

It's not my place to tell this person to be at work on time -- I'm not a boss. They roll their eyes or say something to me about the person being late, but other than that one time, nothing was said.

But, wouldn't one think that the bosses are as much to blame for allowing it to continue?

4 Responses to “Grrrrr!”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:
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    That is pretty rude. Why don't they just start the meetings without the person?

    Perhaps tell them when they get there that there were some jobs delegated at the beginning, and since they weren't there, they get the one that's left. Smile (evil grin)

  2. Homebody Says:
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    Oooohhh I like Frugal Texan's idea. Hey Go Rangers!! Watched the game last night. That young rookie striking out Alex Rodriguez was priceless!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:
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    I think what you said was appropriate. If they are thinking of the two of you as a unit and of one mind, they need to be reminded that you are you and partner is partner. You are responsibly on time, partner is not.

  4. rob62521 Says:
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    Thanks, folks for the validation...like Frugal Texas's ideas too!

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