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Posted on 2008.10.30 at 11:20


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-10-30 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
Interesting post, thank you. I don't appreciate this attitude either. I know a couple of people who think it makes them super-cool and LOL EDGY to behave like an unpleasant twatwaffles to all and sundry - frankly, it just makes me think they're incompetent at even the most innocuous social interactions. Always being objectionable doesn't make people see you as a misunderstood genius.

And I speak from personal experience here: I used to think that being a bitch would make people respect and admire me. It never did. Now I work at being charming and friendly, except under circumstances of extreme annoyance, and it's been far more successful than anything else ever was. I've been working at putting my extra attribute points into charisma. ;)
ehowton at 2008-10-30 16:46 (UTC) (Link)
I've gotten where I am today with equal parts of working hard and maintaining a good attitude. Most of my assignments and subsequent promotions weren't due to my vast amount of knowledge. On the contrary, due to maintaining a positive attitude in the workplace under a variety of conditions.

If I were just a dick to everyone, I'd likely be delivering pizza's for a living.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-10-30 16:53 (UTC) (Link)
Just so.

The reason I get assignments is because people know I'll be pleasant and professional at all times. If I wasn't, I wouldn't get anything. I can't think of a single occasion in my professional life where rudeness would have been of any benefit to me; I was even polite to Mr Staplehead.

(Hey, I have a great idea: let's see if we can be EVEN MORE self-congratulatory than we've already been. ;) )
ehowton at 2008-10-30 23:39 (UTC) (Link)
I have never known you to ever be anything other than pleasant and professional.
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