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Command Bosses Stood Up For Me
« on: August 23, 2010, 03:58:12 PM »
I got called by the useless front office secretary to help with a document. I told her it wasn't my document, it was the Flag Sec's and she needed to ask him, but she said no that I had to take it.

So, I walk over to the other building, take the document and bring it to the Flag Sec (military ranking gentleman), who sits in the room next to the front office secretary. I explained to him that the director wanted changes to the document but that I was concerned because the changes would make it out of alignment with navy correspondence standards. I told him that I would make the changes myself, but I wanted his approval first as it was his document.

He started getting really belligerent with me, snapping at me and telling me what I was asking wasn't making sense and generally being very rude to me. I remained calm and explained to him 3 or 4 times what I was looking for (approval to change the document to nonstandard formatting), but he had worked himself up so much that he wasn't hearing me.

Finally he snapped, "Well, why the [blank] are you bothering me with it. YOU talk to Director about this! I don't know why everyone brings this kind of [expletive] work to me!"

I kind of gaped at him. I was trying to figure out how to say "Well, because it's your document, your job to parlay with Director regarding things like this and, as a lowly HR assistant, I've got to say that I am absolutely appalled that you, an high ranking officer, would cuss at me over this."

But, I didn't need to. From the door (behind me), a voice said, "LCDR, don't talk to Peas like that!" Director and Deputy Director are standing in the door and both of them look really, really, really P-Oed. Deputy Director asked that I please excuse them and I slipped out the door and they shut it behind me.

So, thank you to the Director and Deputy Director of my command who cared enough about one of the lowest-ranking people under their purview to read the riot act to a LCDR taking his frustrations out on her. :)
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Re: Command Bosses Stood Up For Me
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 04:01:38 PM »

Hey, that's great! Haven't you been having some issues with your immediate boss being ...uh, less than pleasant? After that having them stand up for you is pretty darn cool.

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Re: Command Bosses Stood Up For Me
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:01:53 PM »
Yyyeeessssss!!!!!

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Re: Command Bosses Stood Up For Me
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 04:03:10 PM »
How nice! I'm glad they stood up for you.

(I'm also very, very glad I'm not that LCDR. Methinks he did not have so great of a day today.)
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Re: Command Bosses Stood Up For Me
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 12:59:29 PM »
Good for Director and Deputy Director!

How nice! I'm glad they stood up for you.

(I'm also very, very glad I'm not that LCDR. Methinks he did not have so great of a day today.)

I'm just glad I'm not that stupid.

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Re: Command Bosses Stood Up For Me
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010, 01:02:21 PM »
That is awesome!