24 thoughts on “Really?”

  1. This has happened to me at work! I leave for a funeral and a coworker says “Have a great time!” Amazing. I am so sorry it happened to you too!

  2. She clearly did not pay attention and had her brain in another place. Sad and disrespectful, whether an accident or not.

  3. I don’t think people listen anymore. They don’t hear things in context but in sound bites or tweets. They select words that pertain to their thinking, in this case “I need time off” and don’t hear or care about the why. It is rude at best and a massive breakdown in communication as a whole.

    1. You are right about it. At work the breakdown in communication is rampant. Big boss often only reads first sentence of an email. And one director told me my emails have too many words. Silly me thought if I asked for something new, I should give a clue what I need and maybe a bit about why so that urgency could be understood. Of course I immediately thought of two words to send her. I restrained myself.

      I really need to think about making a change.

  4. I was once asked if it was a nice funeral. I won’t say who, they should have known better, nor whose funeral because it was a very young life. But really. Hope it went well.

  5. Firstly … I’m so sorry for your loss salpal. Funerals are difficult to attend for anyone at any time. But particularly so when it’s a member of your family.

    The Boss with no Brain. [sighs and shakes head]
    What can I say ….
    We could group together and call her names. Might make us feel better for a few minutes.
    We could all turn up and read her the riot act. Might make us feel empowered for a short time. … Unless she burst into hot tears, then we’d all feel like shi*$! eeek.
    We could presume that she just didn’t engage brain before putting her busy fingers to work in an email. Which somehow seems likely
    Or … we could perhaps wonder if she has something going on at home or in her personal life, which isn’t leaving her able to properly focus on the stuff that she, as the boss, should focus on and be the perfect boss about. Hmm… this last one gives me the feeling that maybe, for our own self worth, perhaps we should cut her some slack and choose to ignore her slip up. After all … it’s her slip up, not ours. It doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to her. Not our fault. [thinks: keep reading Salpal … keep reading ….]….

    Yeah … even if she’s a constant horror, I reckon we should do that last one, because that’s the one which will make us feel good about our actions.

    However …. although you can file it away … don’t ever forget where you filed it, for at some point in the future it may become the very thing we need in a battle situation, to show her exactly what a shi* boss she is.

    Yeah. That’s the one. 😀

    Sending love (and apologies for being MIA on your blog …. health issues – but trying to catch up with everyone now), and a bundle of squidges ~Cobs. xxx

    1. Lol I have come to the last conclusion. I know nothing about her personal life, but I do know she is insecure in her job, and that bringing this up would serve no good purpose. But it won’t be forgotten completely. If needed, it will be aired.

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