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    exactly, why let them rent so much space in your head

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    Some people care too much
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    It is absurd that we are capable of witnessing a 40,000 year old system of gender oppression begin to dissolve before our eyes yet still see the abolition of a 200 year old economic system as an unrealistic utopia.

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    Regardless of why its affecting him so much, it is so it has to be dealt with. Really don't see an issue with letting the nobhead know they are making things feel harder for you. dont have to be unprofessional about it, or enact a false kindness for six months to gte rid of a dickkhead. Just ask him what the issue is and suggest his behaviour is not conductive to a good working relationship.

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    Thinking about this i guess i hate the power trippers most. You find that mostly in government burocracies, never a level playing field towards 'citizens' (in reality or attitude).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
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    If you have the mental strength to cuddlechum them into submission I salute you.

    I have a short fuse and a chronic inability to hide disdain.

    I have been known to, completely involuntarily, scoff in people's faces at anything they say if I don't like them.

    It takes me a lot of effort to don the customer facing "mask" for longer than about 10 minutes.
    Yeah cant say its easy especially at the start.

    Sacul is right though - the two ways it can go are victory through them being nice to you and victory through them being enraged but having no recourse.
    literally what I was going to write.

    I love the phrase cuddle chum, that's awesome. Even if they continue being a cunt, you know that you're basically taking the piss, so it makes it a whole lot easier to take.

    Every time they're a cunt, amp up the cuddle chum levels. Send baked goods/other presents to their offices so that you're now taking the piss in front of their colleagues too. Mmmm so much passive aggressive rage
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    Just goes to show how lowbrow the tastes of the British public are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    exactly, why let them rent so much space in your head
    So why is that? There are plenty of people doing that for me. In other news if you just want the 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
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    I'm not joking btw. After an 8 month campaign of relentless super sweet niceness (make sure to do as much of this as possible in front of other people, ideally senior managers), including not one but 2 batches of home made baked goods, the perp departed for the south africa office.


    Yisssss I treasure the memories.
    I am more of the polite blunt way (the dutch way). Your way will just make me delete all comms with your company unless you are super special/important. Then again i dont work in b2b but psych health care.
    Why do you hate nice people so much
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    I love Malcanis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56k Lagman View Post
    Mates I need some help, I've got a client in work, a new one who is just unspeakably rude but they haven't gone far enough yet for me to call them out on it. How do you deal with rude people that you have to deal with. I'm not in a senior enough position in my job to just request that I be moved off their account so I'm stuck with them but every day it's another call where they just order me around over the phone for 20 minutes and take on literally 0% of what I've said. I'm sitting up raging over this and just dreading speaking with them again in the morning, it's really stressing me out more than I should be letting it.
    Make sure that you document all of the advice that you are giving the client so that when things go to shit, and he blames you, you have a paper trail to back up your side of the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 56k Lagman View Post
    Mates I need some help, I've got a client in work, a new one who is just unspeakably rude but they haven't gone far enough yet for me to call them out on it. How do you deal with rude people that you have to deal with. I'm not in a senior enough position in my job to just request that I be moved off their account so I'm stuck with them but every day it's another call where they just order me around over the phone for 20 minutes and take on literally 0% of what I've said. I'm sitting up raging over this and just dreading speaking with them again in the morning, it's really stressing me out more than I should be letting it.
    Ignore all the advice on being passive aggressive or standing up to them - people like this don't back down when you go nuclear, they pull out the H-bombs.

    KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS

    Treat everything they say like it was a compliment coming from a close friend or a shared private joke. Be warm, lighthearted. Don't respond defensively, respond with a chuckle. Act like they are your mate and their harshest criticisms are actually just shared banter.

    At least give this route a go for a few calls before asking to move accounts. This has made unbearable working relationships end up being awesome for me many times over my career.

    The reason it works is people like this are often hopelessly insecure and rarely have a lot of friends (or work-friends at least), thus once they realise that's what they seemingly have in you they switch from "defensive/aggressive pissing out of their tent onto you" stance to "youre in my tent now bud, lets piss out on everyone else together" stance.

    Basically no-one responds to them like they are a charming, loveable human being, because they arent in any possible sense, so it completely wrong-steps them to do so.
    I'd say best advice ever. And it really works, albeit at great expense for you.

    It's the old raging lion cuz they have a pin in their paw situation.

    Unfortunately, in some cases this tends to massively backfire as they tend to become even more unbearable, sometimes downright abusive. However, if it comes to that, you have proof that you've tried your best and you have a case going for yourself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcanis View Post
    I'm not joking btw. After an 8 month campaign of relentless super sweet niceness (make sure to do as much of this as possible in front of other people, ideally senior managers), including not one but 2 batches of home made baked goods, the perp departed for the south africa office.


    Yisssss I treasure the memories.
    This is a great tactic that I've used previously to great success (no home baked goods but few batches of Costa Coffee). However it made me think deeply about how retarded some people are in interpersonal relationships, how much of a knob one can be to not act as a decent human being is beyond me.

    Otoh it makes you grow as a human being because you become more appreciative of people who are acting as decent human beings, so it isn't lost time after all :3


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    My brothers brother in law I mentioned a few pages back died today. Sad times.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Smuggo View Post
    My brothers brother in law I mentioned a few pages back died today. Sad times.
    rip

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    I should be home.now but I keep stopping to post. I'm in need of a mega poo. so much so that I'm tempted to leave slurry across one of these gardens and deal with the wiping later. gonna toss a coin

    phoneposting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smuggo View Post
    My brothers brother in law I mentioned a few pages back died today. Sad times.
    Many condolences, comrade. No age to go that.

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    Had to put the dog down this morning, his condition was rapidly getting worse after surgery. Cancer in his jaw was discovered during a tooth extraction. Rip sweet doggo.
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    Sorry mate.

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    Cullneshi the god of shitposting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elriche Oshego View Post
    Had to put the dog down this morning, his condition was rapidly getting worse after surgery. Cancer in his jaw was discovered during a tooth extraction. Rip sweet doggo.
    Sucks, sorry bro. RIP doggo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elriche Oshego View Post
    Had to put the dog down this morning, his condition was rapidly getting worse after surgery. Cancer in his jaw was discovered during a tooth extraction. Rip sweet doggo.


    RIP dogge



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    Quote Originally Posted by Elriche Oshego View Post
    Had to put the dog down this morning, his condition was rapidly getting worse after surgery. Cancer in his jaw was discovered during a tooth extraction. Rip sweet doggo.
    That's a shit one mate but at least they're no longer suffering, remember to be happy for the times you shared together. Nothing can last forever anyway

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckslayer View Post
    I should be home.now but I keep stopping to post. I'm in need of a mega poo. so much so that I'm tempted to leave slurry across one of these gardens and deal with the wiping later. gonna toss a coin

    phoneposting

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    Sorry to hear about the dog, it's always tough losing them.
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    It is absurd that we are capable of witnessing a 40,000 year old system of gender oppression begin to dissolve before our eyes yet still see the abolition of a 200 year old economic system as an unrealistic utopia.

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