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Professional Darwinism: Update to OP on p.74

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Minmom3:
It's kind of willfull misinformation, though.  It would be easy enough for her to check with you that her info was correct, but she couldn't be bothered.  I'd be horribly irritated with that kind of behavior.

White Dragon:
I saw a PD in waiting today.

We had to request maintenance on a piece of machinery that we rent.
Since I do most of the care and feeding of said machine, I wanted to be there to learn more about the machine.
Also, our policy is that we prefer that visitors not be unescorted.

Over the course of two days, the tech:

1) Parked in two parking spots of our front lot, driving in at an angle. There was lots of room to turn properly, and lots of spaces - he just didn't bother.

2) Came back and didn't park in a parking spot. Instead, he parked in front of the door. (We had to ask him to move his vehicle.) Again, lots of room to park, just didn't want to bother.

3) Showed up 2 1/2 hours after he said he would. Twice.

4) Came the second day in order to replace a part. Arrived without the part.

5) His small talk started with a commentary on world political events - in workplace-inappropriate language. (I bean dipped.)

6) When he *did* arrive back with the part, he said "I didn't have any in the shop, so I took this out of my personal machine. So you know that it works." Ummm. We just got a used part?

7) After my supervisor called Tech's dispatcher about his language, he didn't apologize. In fact, he continued to swear.

8) Left the correct screwdriver in his car (hence the swearing) and instead of getting it, used one of our kitchen knives as a screwdriver to repair the machine. I just gave him The Look and handed him the other screwdriver. I ignored his statement about how it wouldn't damage our knife.

9) In going back and forth to his car, he walked *through* the not-yet-landscaped-and-still-very-muddy area in front of the building. (Saved about 15 feet of walking!) There is mud on our stairs, the floor in front of my desk, in our carpets and all over the kitchen. He clearly used one of the chairs, because there was gobs of mud all over the lower rungs of the chair.

10) Dropped a screw down our sink, and left some random screws and washers on the counter.

Not impressed. Not impressed at all!

ladyknight1:
It is even worse, she must know more than little old me, because she handled everything on her own in her old location. It is absolutely maddening.

Midnight Kitty:

--- Quote from: White Dragon on April 16, 2013, 06:54:34 PM ---9) In going back and forth to his car, he walked *through* the not-yet-landscaped-and-still-very-muddy area in front of the building. (Saved about 15 feet of walking!) There is mud on our stairs, the floor in front of my desk, in our carpets and all over the kitchen. He clearly used one of the chairs, because there was gobs of mud all over the lower rungs of the chair.
--- End quote ---
Maybe I'm just lucky that almost every place I ever worked had a "dragon" in the front office.  She usually has a title like "office manager" or "big boss's secretary."  She may not be able to actually breathe fire, but her stern looks can freeze miscreants in their tracks.

One engineering office also had surveyors.  Surveyors are famous (infamous?) for getting muddy in the field and tracking it through the office.  I saw the Office Dragon overseeing a couple young surveyors on their hands and knees cleaning up every bit of the mud they tracked through the office.

In another office, a different Office Dragon found the guilty party by following the muddy footprints.  Not even freshly graduated engineers, who think they know everything, dare defy the Office Dragon. >:D

BeautifulDisaster:

--- Quote from: Midnight Kitty on April 16, 2013, 08:03:16 PM ---
--- Quote from: White Dragon on April 16, 2013, 06:54:34 PM ---9) In going back and forth to his car, he walked *through* the not-yet-landscaped-and-still-very-muddy area in front of the building. (Saved about 15 feet of walking!) There is mud on our stairs, the floor in front of my desk, in our carpets and all over the kitchen. He clearly used one of the chairs, because there was gobs of mud all over the lower rungs of the chair.
--- End quote ---
Maybe I'm just lucky that almost every place I ever worked had a "dragon" in the front office.  She usually has a title like "office manager" or "big boss's secretary."  She may not be able to actually breathe fire, but her stern looks can freeze miscreants in their tracks.

One engineering office also had surveyors.  Surveyors are famous (infamous?) for getting muddy in the field and tracking it through the office.  I saw the Office Dragon overseeing a couple young surveyors on their hands and knees cleaning up every bit of the mud they tracked through the office.

In another office, a different Office Dragon found the guilty party by following the muddy footprints.  Not even freshly graduated engineers, who think they know everything, dare defy the Office Dragon. >:D

--- End quote ---

And this is why my DH, who is a surveyor, always always always has an extra pair of shoes in the truck that are NOT to be worn in the field. You do not mess with the office ladies. Ever.  8)

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