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theidolhands asks: Can you describe a time that a co-worker/boss made a useless or bad suggestion to "improve" the workplace?

Did it become policy? Ever get repealed?

Did you ever make a suggestion that was ignored or got you into trouble?

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theidolhands asks: What is something relatively small that a co_worker/boss has done to annoy yourself and/or others?

Did you feel it was to petty or difficult to complain about?

How did you cope or deal with the situation?


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Desk lady
Your job is to update the information on the animals on shelter pro, vaccinations, adoptions, returns, deaths, ect. Once that info is updated, the card should then be put either in the box, the file, and/or file removed and placed into 'these animals are no longer in shelter' file. This is so that we can FIND the cards for when we need to give animals meds, boosters, make sure they have been vaccinated and move all 'adoptable' cards to the, well...adoptable file. As it is.....you've got cards, rabies certificates, peoples information (we get a copy of the drivers license now when they surrender or adopt an animal) all over the desk, along with your book, the remains of several lunches, half empty coffee cups and general junk.

what all this means is we cannot find the information we need. We cannot find cards for those animals who are going into surgery, which means, the vet won't do the surgery. It also means that we have people's personal information sitting out where anyone can just see it. How would YOU like it if your drivers license was on view for everyone to see?

I understand that having to (gasp, oh the horror of it) WORK is obviously such a horror to one who is so delicate and sensitive, but....guess what, it has to be done. I'm sure another sunday afternoon of you having to come in and spend HOURS trying to get everything done would be even worse. After all, you could spend an hour or so every day, and have the rest of the day for drinking coffee, eating, reading, talking to your bedmates and kids, and schmoozing with the boss.

I have heard that the boss you spend so much time flirting with might be leaving. Here's hoping our new boss is someone totally business oriented, not interested in you at all, except for your ability (if any) at working.
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theidolhands asks: Have you ever felt compelled or pressured to pick up a hobby or habit in order to fit in at work? Or did you resist doing so?

Either way, what was the outcome: regret, newfound passion, both?

Examples: tv show, sport, book, band, diet, crime, pyramid scheme, etc.

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theidolhands asks: Has a job ever caused or worsened mental health issues? Do you have co-workers who you know or suspect suffers from mental health issues?

How has it affected your workplace and job performances? Did you (or they) ever seek consoling/treatment? Have you wanted to address the problem, but felt it wasn't possible?

Discuss any other issues in conjunction with this topic that you'd like.
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theidolhands asks: Let's have a change of pace and delve into some positivity...would you recall a favorite co-worker(s)? What made them special?
I work with a generally brilliant team now, we got rid of the Manchild, the Blow-up Doll and the Lazy Git and things are pretty good. We all, more or less, pull our weight and enjoy working together. I have a friend who has trained for Duty Manager then found she couldn't handle the pressure, that's fair enough, except she did that in the previous incarnation of the place in exactly the same way. I call her a friend because she's generally lovely but recently she has become somewhat unbearable. I love her to bits but it's getting to a point where I'm going to have to tell her to calm down or something just so we can all work in peace.

We occasionally have a shake up in management for training purposes and we got a temp manager for a few months to see if the person placed with us could handle a larger shop on her own. I didn't have many problems with her but I could see how people would be singled out by her. My friend actually still did the occasional DM shift and would constantly complain about that to everyone except the manager, we in the end had to tell her that she had to talk to the person who can change things not us, we're all plebs and won't be able to do anything. Also now we have our Manager back she is like a cat that's got the cream, and she will not stop hanging off his arse and crawling around him. She flirts and simpers and it's a little disturbing, we all know nothing is happening but it's not pleasant to watch. It's not that she even fancies him, it's more like a bromance than anything else but one sided.

Even though she is just a CSA like the rest of us she is constantly bossing us about and gets really snotty when she tries telling people what to do and I, or our mutual friend, tell her she's not right. Especially in the café part. I had to give up the café because I have tendonitis and it involves a lot more walking than any other position even though I generally enjoyed it. Any time she starts telling people something completely wrong (I still cover the café sometimes and read up no the information required) I pipe up and intercept her with correct information, I feel like it's a competition sometimes, well, on her side anyway. I was very good at the café, she keeps forgetting I'm still pretty damned good.

I don't know why she has changed, well this much, it's like she's trying hard at something, none of us has a clue what though. Ugh, I'm just having a whinge but I think things will have to come to a head before she realises what she's doing, even though at least three of us have mentioned it to her. Obliquely, maybe but it has been mentioned.
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theidolhands asks: Ever have someone temporarily put in charge? Yourself?

What was the position & how did your co-workers react?

Was it based on merit or cronyism? Did you miss the usual boss?
Feel free to contact me if you see $&*#! sp@m in co_workers_suck.

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theidolhands asks: Did you ever have a boss/co-worker go through a major personality shift?
For better or for worse? Did you know what triggered the change?

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