Den of the Beastly Bear
Well, it's Friday and I couldn't be happier about it!
The Boss really pissed me off last night.
He asked me a question akin in simplicity to:
"Is tap water wet?"
I responded with "Of course it is, yes"
"Then I want you to run three trials, just to make sure!"
Now folks I've got enough on my plate keeping the Body shop running without him "make working" me to prove a given!!!
This seems to be a common failing among disconnected middle management. It seems that no matter what your answer, they're default opinion is:
"Somehow he's trying to fuck me!"
Even if you agree with their opinion. If you acquiesce too quickly then they want to rethink their position because "He only agreed because he's got an angle!"
If you disagree, then they are that much more certain that they are right. Because you just disagreed to get out of doing something.
Now if it were me, and I had an employee that did whatever I asked, whenever I asked it and suddenly this guy says "Wait a minute, this is stupid...why are we trying to prove a given."
I might want to rethink my position.
But hey, that's just me I guess!
So I sucked it up and ran his damn trials...
And guess what?
Yes...water is, in fact...wet!!!