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    Exclamation Holy Innapropriate Videos!

    I have a staff member, he is my Super Special Snowflake. He has a lot (I mean seriously a lot!) of wonderful potential but he also has some huge gaping areas of opportunity. Like coming to work on time (a few minutes late has turned into 2 hours twice in a week), like arguing about everything, and also passing blame onto others. He even wrote a nasty email about me to my boss and to HR stating that I was creating a "hostile work environment" and that I was "bullying" him. Why? Well, he overcharged a students account and overdrew her checking account by about $400. When I reminded him to verify amounts, etc., he argued and argued and went on and on about how my perception is valid but not the truth, etc. I finally cut him off and said we would have a further discussion with the aid of HR. So he wrote his little nasty note Now, everyone knew what it was but still. A very, very Super Special Snowflake.

    Anyhoo, around the same time, a female in another department accused him of sexual harassment.

    We had a staff meeting last Friday, we alternate who leads the majority of the time between staff so everyone has a chance to do something fun and leadership oriented (My peer, my boss, and I go over housekeeping at the start for a few minutes). It was Super Special Snowflakes turn!

    He did it on "Customer Service", had a 5 minute spiel and wanted to show a video. The video would not play so we agreed to watch it after he sent it to my boss (she is the Director). He did send it on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.

    Please enjoy the 1.10 minutes of what my Super Special Snowflake considers to be a good team building and educational video for customer service in a professional environment.

    *turn your speakers way down, not safe for work or little ears*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljKZp2QMyow

    I apologized on his behalf and praised my boss on her exceptionally well written email response to him.

    *sigh*
    The Knotted Pony

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    Can we please read the email response It will only be for educational purposes for those who have to deal with special snowflakes, or will have to.
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    Why hasn't he been separated from the company yet?!


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    The comments on that video were outstanding! Should I jump in and help the....person? Nah, I'll just video it Oh lord, I can't breathe!

    Paula
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    does that mean he wants you to kick is bee-hind?
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    I am totally speechless! Please tell us what your boss said, don't leave us hanging like this.



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    This is a Union job, while my department has a high success rate of separating bad employees, it takes a lot of time. And, when an employee messes up this dang much you have to pick and choose what you write up for or the Union accuses management of intentionally targeting or picking on them.

    The email--->

    Good Morning

    Due to the violent nature of this video, as well as the profanity, it would be inappropriate for me to approve this video to be seen by our staff.

    If you could find another video that makes the same communicatory point you wanted to achieve in a more succinct and less violent way, I would be more than happy to review it and then forward it on to staff.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

    Thank you,

    Boss


    So he writes back----->

    Good morning Boss,

    I agree. When I saw the video it showed me how things can suddenly escalate. I think, I hope everyone got the gist of emotional intelligence. Have wonderful day.
    Respectfully,

    Super Special Snowflake


    Ummm yeah.
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    emotional intelligence...
    flying fruit bat... what in the name of dog is that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Was he hitting her with a spatula? I thought my mom was the only person that used spatulas for corporal punishment.

    I would hide all the spatulas in the office kitchen if I were you, the video might have been a warning
    From AliCat518 "Seriously, why would you NOT put fried chicken in your purse?!"


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    Quote Originally Posted by rustbreeches View Post
    Was he hitting her with a spatula? I thought my mom was the only person that used spatulas for corporal punishment.

    I would hide all the spatulas in the office kitchen if I were you, the video might have been a warning

    or a suggestion....
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.


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    No offense to boss, but "communicatory point"? Is communicatory a word, and a non-redundant one in its context?

    Also, the modern word for firing is "separating from the company"? Just trying to keep up with the time.
    The armchair saddler
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    No offense to boss, but "communicatory point"? Is communicatory a word, and a non-redundant one in its context?

    Also, the modern word for firing is "separating from the company"? Just trying to keep up with the time.
    Check dictionary.com. You will find that she used communicatory point correctly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    No offense to boss, but "communicatory point"? Is communicatory a word, and a non-redundant one in its context?

    Also, the modern word for firing is "separating from the company"? Just trying to keep up with the time.
    Yes, nobody is ever fired at my organization. They are either voluntarily or involuntarily separated. Of course some of those who are voluntarily separated might argue they chose to do so solely to avoid the involuntary variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulaedwina View Post
    The comments on that video were outstanding! Should I jump in and help the....person? Nah, I'll just video it Oh lord, I can't breathe!

    Paula
    I think my favorite part is early when the camera gets a little shaky, and then you hear the video taker slurping away on their straw.
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    HAHAHAH!!!!!!! Mine too. I gotta tell you, I about pooped my pants when I saw that video for the first time and thought of the immediate union grievances from two other staff who are known to complain at the drop of a hat. Sheeesh!

    I do not understand how this guy comes to the decisions he does. He talks a super big talk but it's all show no go!
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