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December 14, 2005

dilemma

I've been in this situation more than once in my life as a supervisor. To say I wasn't tempted to blow the message off and spare my own ass some extra work would be a lie. But I never did that, for one very simple reason.

I wouldn't want it done to me.

I know the writer, and I would be sorely disappointed if he didn't Do The Right Thing when faced with his dilemma. Any boss worth a damn knows that such incidents occur as part of the job, and that's why you get paid the Big Bucks. Handle it. Strap on an apron and get out there to work with the troops.

I couldn't respect (or trust) a boss who wasn't willing to do that.

Comments

He did the right thing, of this I am certain.

One thing I learned quickly is that if you go to bat for your troops, the decent ones will do the same for you.

Posted by: The PartsGuy on December 14, 2005 03:23 PM

I have NO doubts that Dax did the Right Thing.

He, like you, has that all-too-rare trait, common decency.

Posted by: delftsman3 on December 14, 2005 06:34 PM

Go read his following post. I know that I was disappointed in him. He whines, he makes excuses and he looks out for himself first. Definitely today's management type.

Posted by: StinKerr on December 15, 2005 08:18 AM
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