Originally Posted by adh32
I think it's a regionalism -- several years ago I was working in an office where a little granola Californian started working as a secretary, and she started screaming at everyone "you can't talk to people like this" --- we were all staring at each-other like she had five heads. "Like what?"
Depends on how you are used to business being done -- It's like when people start flaming on what *** Simon Cowell or Gordon Ramsey are; when to me they act like every professional businessmen I've ever dealt with in New England.
While when I went to work in Georgia for six months it was like oil and vinegar. Ok, oil vs. piss and vinegar. Everyone had this bizarre "status quo for the win" lackadaisical attitude where it was forbidden to say anything negative EVER -- of course that's why the company I worked for kept rotating people from up north through that office... I was the fourth person sent down and when the boss got back a report that I was "shaking things up too much" I told him on a conference call "Look, just shut down this entire office or replace EVERYONE with staff from up there. We can't get anyone here to show the work ethic we do up there."
I was taught you see something bad, you call it bad - "if you can't say anything nice" being a cop-out for thin-skinned lazy people who are afraid of progress, or those who as Ghandi would put it "to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
Having traveled the world, I've seen it all over the place -- an attitude that's acceptable in New England will get you slapped in Florida. An attitude that's acceptable in California will get you bullied in the midwest. An attitude that's acceptable in western Europe will get your face punched in on the streets of NY. <brooklyn>Ya got a freaking problem with that
Just consider my posts the equivalent of "Ya cahnt geht theyah frum heeyah". It's a proud tradition...
We're starting a war, we're going to have to offend SOMEBODY!
-- John Adams.
Well, that and it seems NOBODY has a sense of humor anymore.