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#1 Jan 15 2013 at 2:47 PM Rating: Excellent
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If you were training your replacement at your job and your boss was really difficult to work with, would you warn them?

On the one hand, I would hate for them to be blindsided by the insanity that happens, but in the other hand, they would be my ticket out of this place....
#2 Jan 15 2013 at 2:50 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nah. For all you know, New Person and your boss will grow to become besties and be there at one another's death beds.
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#3 Jan 15 2013 at 2:52 PM Rating: Good
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Belkira wrote:
If you were training your replacement at your job and your boss was really difficult to work with, would you warn them?

On the one hand, I would hate for them to be blindsided by the insanity that happens, but in the other hand, they would be my ticket out of this place....


It's not your job to pass on personal opinions about your boss to other employees IMO. Just teach your replacement how to do the job and move on. Each person has their own personality and work tolerances. Maybe your replacement will love your bosses "style". No way to know or predict, so just leave it be.
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#5 Jan 15 2013 at 3:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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A Joph/Gbaji agreement might as well trigger an automatic thread lock.


And they both make good points.

****, maybe it's me and not her... Smiley: lol
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#7 Jan 15 2013 at 3:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Specific things that are pertinent to the job are fair game if they ask. Unwritten rules of the office and such: door shut usually means do not disturb, don't interrupt so-and-so between 2 and 3pm because of a meeting, no music before 5pm, don't mess with the thermostat, etc.

Other than that it's kinda dicey.
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#8 Jan 15 2013 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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Belkira wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
A Joph/Gbaji agreement might as well trigger an automatic thread lock.


And they both make good points.

****, maybe it's me and not her... Smiley: lol


If you have to ask the question... Smiley: wink
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gbaji wrote:
Belkira wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
A Joph/Gbaji agreement might as well trigger an automatic thread lock.


And they both make good points.

****, maybe it's me and not her... Smiley: lol


If you have to ask the question... Smiley: wink


Smiley: tongue

Honestly, though, this lady first told me to take only names and phone numbers when answering the phone. Then she got mad when there were no phone messages, so she literally sat down and made me write out a list of instructions to answer the phone. A month later, she chastised me for talking to donors on the phone and told me "names and numbers only." I don't think it's just me.

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I'll be training my replacement probably in the next few months. My boss isn't bad by any means (he deliberately tries not to be "that guy"), but he sometimes makes off color comments that someone with an uptight disposition might find offensive. (Most of us just shrug or groan at the bad jokes, although sometimes he cracks a joke that has us all falling off our chairs laughing.)

But that's actually part of the interview process at our office. Are you offended by bad jokes? Do you get freaked out if someone hands you a gift for doing a particularly heroic job at something? Do you find donut runs demeaning? (Everyone has to do the donut runs at some point.) Do you get upset by profanity - because this is IT, there will be profanity involved? Are you weirded out by people doing shots on the job (because we will be doing shots if we had a bad day)?

75% of the people we interview blink at some of those questions. The rest who shrug and go "whatever" are probably the ones that'll get called back in for tryouts, and eventually hired.

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Just tell them to do the job, and maybe list out the things that became issues for you so hopefully they can avoid those issues. That's what I did when I left my last job and my ****-cat of a boss.

The result was a 60 page Word document outlining my duties Smiley: laugh
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Quit my job Nov 2010 and trained my replacement. I was honest and said boss gets high strung having to run two terminals just to take it in stride and be able to answer whatever pertinent or stupid question is asked. My boss, I returned to FL and got rehired over the phone a week before I arrived in FL, said he lasted about 5 months and left.

We are to be hiring someone to work as driver and dockman. Boss is having me train him to do my job and dock work and our senior driver training him for that. I will tell this guy my boss gets stupid seeing as we are short on drivers and competent night shift. Hopefully we get the okay for this so I do not have to work six, sometimes seven, days a week.
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Nah. For all you know, New Person and your boss will grow to become besties and be there at one another's death beds.


Not to mention it's a small world. You may end up working with/for them again, it's best not to burn bridges.
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Belkira wrote:
If you were training your replacement at your job and your boss was really difficult to work with, would you warn them?

On the one hand, I would hate for them to be blindsided by the insanity that happens, but in the other hand, they would be my ticket out of this place....


I would tell them, "Judy is very particular about how this is done, so ask questions if you're not clear about any part of the process." Wherever applicable and in as many variations as it takes.
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Samira wrote:
Belkira wrote:
If you were training your replacement at your job and your boss was really difficult to work with, would you warn them?

On the one hand, I would hate for them to be blindsided by the insanity that happens, but in the other hand, they would be my ticket out of this place....


I would tell them, "Judy is very particular about how this is done, so ask questions if you're not clear about any part of the process." Wherever applicable and in as many variations as it takes.

Especially since your boss' name is Madge.
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My going rate is $20 per thread.

My going thread unlock rate is also $20 per thread.

please let the bidding war proceed at any time.
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A Joph/Gbaji agreement might as well trigger an automatic thread lock.

My going rate is $20 per thread.

My going thread unlock rate is also $20 per thread.

please let the bidding war proceed at any time.


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#18 Jan 15 2013 at 10:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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Samira wrote:
Belkira wrote:
If you were training your replacement at your job and your boss was really difficult to work with, would you warn them?

On the one hand, I would hate for them to be blindsided by the insanity that happens, but in the other hand, they would be my ticket out of this place....


I would tell them, "Judy is very particular about how this is done, so ask questions if you're not clear about any part of the process." Wherever applicable and in as many variations as it takes.


The problem is that my boss will tell me to do something, I'll get clarification on what she wants, then once it's done, she'll berate me for doing it and ask why it was done in the first place. When I tell her, "But you asked me to do it that way," her response is usually either "you must have misunderstood me" or "I just expected something different."

She had me make 30 copies of a document for a board meeting, then when I presented her with the copies, she looked at me like I'd grown a second head and asked me, "Why in the world would the board ever need to see this?" I told her she asked me to do it, and she pretended not to hear me, and continued to ask me why I would do that for a meeting. This pleasant exchange took place in front of her twin 12-year-olds.

I have no idea how to warn a new employee about these issues without just simply telling them, "She's crazy, don't take it personally."
#19 Jan 15 2013 at 10:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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She might not be crazy. It's possible that she's cloned herself, or has an identical twin. If Hollywood and TV have taught me anything, it's that hilarity inevitably ensues under these conditions.
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Honestly, though, this lady first told me to take only names and phone numbers when answering the phone. Then she got mad when there were no phone messages, so she literally sat down and made me write out a list of instructions to answer the phone. A month later, she chastised me for talking to donors on the phone and told me "names and numbers only." I don't think it's just me.


Say "fuck you, I quit." ? You people and your easily solvable "problems"
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#21 Jan 16 2013 at 5:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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Belkira wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
A Joph/Gbaji agreement might as well trigger an automatic thread lock.


And they both make good points.

****, maybe it's me and not her... Smiley: lol
I disagree with both of them. I don't necessarily mean you should tell the replacement your boss is insane, but let them know that if they do "this", she may react like "that". If she comes in in this mood, best to do "this". Etc...
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#22 Jan 16 2013 at 6:54 AM Rating: Good
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Belkira wrote:


I have no idea how to warn a new employee about these issues without just simply telling them, "She's crazy, don't take it personally."
i liked Samiras suggestion better.
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No, I've changed my mind. Kill the crazy minge.

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Kill them all and drop some subtle hints to their corpses.

Get caught by the cops and blame GTA.
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"I spent the last month attending gun shows and playing a shitton of Night Stalker..."
Yeah, well I played countless minutes of Night Trap, so I'm fairly confident in my ability to protect my home.
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