I think yesterday proved I really need my holiday.
For the first time in my life I lost my cool at work and let rip at a visiting company manager for the rude and unpleasant way he spoke to me and humiliated me not only in front of a cast member but then repeated the whole carry on in the box office in front of my staff, I am an assistant supervisor and for my sins (boy they must have been big ones!) it was my day in charge
The whole thing was over some company reports we run for the visiting companies you would think I had murdered his whole family, rather than given him a report with a matinee missing (I had in fact run a seperate matinee report, but gee adding them together well obviously thats impossible).
I just don't get why people think it okay to be so disrespeful to other people we all make mistakes some cost livesmine well lets see nope don't see any bodies littering my path.
Sorry to vent guys but this kind of thing really gets me down.
Deep breath and calm...... bugger that where's the wine, chocolate and machete....
I think the fault lay more with the other person than you, Pat. I can't stand people who think they are so important and perfect themselves that they can't point out in a quiet and professional way that there is an error. He's never made mistakes himself? .... please. I bet he wouldn't appreciate being treated that way in the same situation.
That's just arrogance and abuse of power over someone. As a teacher we are always trying to teach our students that with more power comes more responsibility to help others and treat them with respect.
It's a BIG no no in my field to chastise teachers in front of students so I can imagine how you felt to have that happen in front of your staff. He just sounds like a big bully and not worth wasting your time thinking about.
In the meantime, holidays sound like just the best thing. Although chocolate and wine sound good too:-)
I don't blame you for being so angry Pat, blatant disrespect like that is never necessary. He's obviously some control freak ego-maniac who's let a little bit of "power" go to his head. Either that or maybe he was pre-menstrual? lol
My boss is forever screaming at people and telling them they've done a lousy job! He thinks nothing of smashing things if he doesn't get his way...keyboards and telephones mostly! He also freaked out to a ridiculous extent the other day because he couldn't find the "posh" drinking glasses for our VIP visitors. He had people scouring the whole building trying to locate these glasses...then he saw one on somebody's desk and exploded at them in front of everyone with "WHAT THE F*CK ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT GLASS...THEY'RE F*CKING £75 RALPH LAUREN GLASSES, THEY'RE NOT FOR STAFF!!!" Charming eh?
People wind me up like that all the time. I remember one time in particular, I got very upset at the actions of a woman in WH Smiths. It wasn't verbal, but it still got to me.
I was in the queue, and my Mum asked me to look at something, so I turned round. Next thing I know, this old cow barges into my side and cuts infront of me. I hadn't left the queue. I said "excuse me" and she ignored me...I nearly burst into tears coz I wasn't feeling so great that day. It just irritates me...they go on about the "youths of today" - bull. It's them. Old people should be shot at birth.
It's certainly sad that respect and kindness seems to have vanished. Personally I think a lot of these 'outbursts' are brought about by the immense pressure a lot of people are put under at work. So many people I talk to are doing the job of say 2 or 3 people nowadays - still doesn't give them the right to be downright rude!
I had someone push past me at the supermarket checkout recently and put his few groceries on the conveyor belt in front of mine. 'Excuse me there is a queue' I said 'I don't understand much English' says he. The checkout lady started to serve him 'STOP!' I yelled 'If you serve him I shall want you to call the Manager and explain why' and I covered his groceries with my hands saying 'he should go to the back of the queue'. By now the guy is looking quite alarmed, we are having a staring competition and the rest of the queue decide to take my side. Eventually he backed off muttering something in his own language and I handed him his groceries. The checkout lady smiled and said 'I'm so glad you did that, they are always coming to the front of the queue and they get away with it'. So my point here is that the checkout lady was happy to serve him and obviously no-one usually complained and the golden words were '. . . they get away with it' (although if it's your Boss it's a slightly different matter!). Probably the same situation with the old lady in the store shaz, she gets away with it!
I think in this new generation, with all the new technology, people have become a lot more impersonal. Also, the rules for respect have change. I think when people find that because of age, or status they can get away with things, their attitude changes, and often they are very stuck up.
Unfortunately this seems to be the way society is heading now - complete and utter lack of manners and decency. Why do people step infront of you when they can see you have a demonic push chair with a mind of it's own?! Nobody says please or thank you anymore...........*sighs*