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Old 06-06-2018, 12:57 PM
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Dealing with sexual tension.
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There's a point in a career in some organizations where intimidation may help get you some of these things.

Most ELs reading this sub-forum would not benefit from trying to be intimidating. It comes across as "not being a team player" which will severely impede career progress for any noob.
TDA, you should put a warning notice for EL people on here, as some of this advice is literally dangerous for them.
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Stand right behind their cubicle without saying anything, and then when they turn around and are all freaked out because you saw them browsing the web, just ask a mundane question like nothing happened imo.
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I tried to word my serious question in a professional way, but TDA still thinks I was trying to be funny. The first part of my reply was supposed to be funny, though.
No, I don't think you were trying to be funny which is why I gave you a serious answer.
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Corporate alternative to #6: Always be late to meetings. Nothing says 'I dont have time for this petty crap' like showing up late. the key is not to be remorseful; just walk in with all the normal confidence, sit down and jump right into the conversation. Better yet, cancel/skip as many meetings as possible. I like to maintain the 'im always too busy for your crap' image. Throwing this out there since I assumed your methods work best in pension consulting (reading you post gave me flashbacks).

Its the same as the chitty rule- once again i am too busy for your crap! some of us have real work to do. Then when they leave I go back to posting on the AO or maybe the beer store is closing soon.
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Corporate alternative to #6: Always be late to meetings. Nothing says 'I dont have time for this petty crap' like showing up late. the key is not to be remorseful; just walk in with all the normal confidence, sit down and jump right into the conversation. Better yet, cancel/skip as many meetings as possible. I like to maintain the 'im always too busy for your crap' image. Throwing this out there since I assumed your methods work best in pension consulting (reading you post gave me flashbacks).

Its the same as the chitty rule- once again i am too busy for your crap! some of us have real work to do. Then when they leave I go back to posting on the AO or maybe the beer store is closing soon.
I try to be as exasperated as possible when people call me unscheduled. Like I just don't have time for these petty interruptions. But you're right, I should extend that to scheduled calls as well.
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I try to be as exasperated as possible when people call me unscheduled. Like I just don't have time for these petty interruptions. But you're right, I should extend that to scheduled calls as well.
why are you answering the phone?
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I try to be as exasperated as possible when people call me unscheduled. Like I just don't have time for these petty interruptions. But you're right, I should extend that to scheduled calls as well.
Ah yes, the George Costanza school of success.
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