You are viewing thequestionclub

The Question Club - [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
The Question Club

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

[Jan. 26th, 2013|07:56 pm]
Previous Entry Add to Memories Share Next Entry

thequestionclub

[hajiomatic]
Do you have an official know-it-all at work?
Does she go all boo-hoo butthurt if you don't do things EXACTLY her way?
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: feral
2013-01-26 03:29 pm (UTC)

(Link)

That person is me
[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2013-01-26 03:31 pm (UTC)

(Link)

I used to be that person.
Now I am the NEMESIS
[User Picture]From: feral
2013-01-26 03:34 pm (UTC)

(Link)

The Resident Evil dude? He's pretty badass
[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2013-01-26 03:38 pm (UTC)

(Link)

no...i'm just a pain-in-the-ass
[User Picture]From: st0neface
2013-01-26 03:44 pm (UTC)

(Link)

I got one that focuses on the trees but the forest is just way over her head and she gets ill when people deviate from the rules that make it impossible to get the job done, even though we all know if you go over her head that exactly what they will tell you to do.
[User Picture]From: orgine
2013-01-26 03:46 pm (UTC)

(Link)

I hate that. No, I work on my own so luckily I don't have to deal with other humans except my lady.
[User Picture]From: firesidedog
2013-01-26 03:48 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Retired here. Don't miss that shit at all.
[User Picture]From: musicluvr325
2013-01-26 03:49 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Yeah. That person is me.
[User Picture]From: striga
2013-01-26 04:03 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Its only me and my boss at work, but she does try to micromanage my work in sometimes ridiculous ways. As one example, when I answer the phone, the first thing I do is write down the name of the person calling on a notepad, because I have a terrible memory for names. I might also write down a few notes about the conversation. If the conversation includes a message for her, I then write down that message on the official message pad. She constantly tells me not to do it this way. She insists that I'm always forgetting to write messages on the message pad, despite the fact that I don't think I've ever forgotten to give her a message in the six years I've been there. She wants me to write everything on the official message pad while I'm on the phone, even before I've established that it will involve a message for her. I know she's my boss, and in some situations I'll do things her way even if it's not my preferred method, but it makes me crazy when she gets into a panic about how I get to the result even when the result is exactly right.
[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2013-01-26 04:23 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Yes, but that person happens to be my sister so when she gets all pissy something didn't go her way I am quick to put her in her place. I can't deal with that crap.
[User Picture]From: joshthevegan
2013-01-26 04:28 pm (UTC)

(Link)

I am never wrong at work!
[User Picture]From: kinkakinka
2013-01-26 04:29 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Haha we have this woman who is very nice and just tries to help, but her helping REALLY rubs me the wrong way, sometimes I just want to do things on my own or get help WHEN I ASK for help, not when someone thinks it's time for them to butt in.
[User Picture]From: back2me
2013-01-26 04:32 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Unfortunately there are TWO of them where I work. And they rarely agree. It's a constant power struggle between the two of them. On a good day it's entertaining. On a bad day it makes me ponder unemployment.
[User Picture]From: e_y_d
2013-01-26 04:59 pm (UTC)

(Link)

well she's the manager and has been doing this job far longer than the rest of us, so. she really does know best 99% of the time.
[User Picture]From: zombiefruit
2013-01-26 05:25 pm (UTC)

(Link)

When people are like that, I ignore them - unless there is some reason I should defer to them. But I'm pretty fortunate in that I have my own portfolio and I can handle it any way I damned well please as long as I meet my targets and follow the rules and regulations. Every portfolio is different and has different cultural and logistical restrictions/demands, so very few people are in a position to tell me how to handle it.
[User Picture]From: ataxia_glaze
2013-01-26 05:45 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Yes. She will waste your time making the same points over and over and over again until you give up just to get her to shut up. Case and point: we have a quick meeting at work every morning,they are supposed to last 5-10 minutes. There are two groups. The first group rarely goes over 10 minutes, never over 15. Her group, which is the second group, often goes 30+ minutes. She will argue endlessly with our boss, to the point where he's like "You are wasting everyone's time with this. Go sit down."

She drives me insane.
[User Picture]From: vodkabeforenoon
2013-01-26 05:58 pm (UTC)

(Link)

I was the official person people called when they have a question about our programing and the steps of how to process certain things. I only got butthurt if it fucked up Oracle or you were insisting I get something done with the correct paperwork processed. There was a reason we did things a certain way and I always tried to make things as easy and quick as possible so if you wanted to skip steps I did have a problem since it is going to cause problems later.

For example I had a sales person who would move coffee machines from one store to another and fail to process the paperwork so I can make note of it in our database of where these machines are. It wasn't just wanting to know where things were but wanting to have the correct contracts. It was time consuming when we have a customer request service and I have to tell them they need to pay for service and really the protocol should had been free service because they were on contract but I didn't know because the sales guy in that region decided it wasn't necessary to file paperwork stating "they are buying our coffee so we can give them free service for the machines..." Or we have ghost machines that are in service but seem to not have a real home... this can cause HUGE problems if we get audited! So that was another reason why I was always a stickler was because I wanted to make sure our company was safe from being fined for stupid shit.
[User Picture]From: kmeghan
2013-01-26 06:42 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Me. I know a whole lot more than most of the people I work with. But, I suffer in silence quite often.
[User Picture]From: just_3_euros
2013-01-26 07:20 pm (UTC)

(Link)

I work in a building FULL of know it alls.

They only get butt hurt when I remind them subtly that I'm not there working for them and they could tone it down a little bit.
[User Picture]From: oneworldvision
2013-01-26 07:57 pm (UTC)

(Link)

Yes. I've never directly had a problem with him, aside from having to listen to him lose his shit whenever someone does something wrong in his department, but it's at the point where some of the part-timers will call out rather than work with him.
[User Picture]From: noodledays
2013-01-26 08:15 pm (UTC)

(Link)

we used to, but not currently. and yes, he could easily get that way.
[User Picture]From: jediknightmuse
2013-01-27 12:48 am (UTC)

(Link)

Not an official one by any means, but there's a woman I can't stand (and the wicked witch of the west theme song plays in my head any time I see her) who THINKS she knows everything, and everything on self scan (which is what she mainly does when she's there) has to be done HER way. She was a shift supervisor for a short while and then she got demoted (I'm guessing because of too many complaints). She used to shut our lights off for a break and our break would start RIGHT when the light was turned off, even when we had two or three more customers in our lines (which wasn't fair at all, we only get fifteen minutes for break). I hate it when I get scheduled to do self scan with her and our shifts overlap which means I have to deal with her, but it doesn't happen very often.

There are other cashiers who no longer work there but thought they were know-it-alls, too. It would piss me off because I've been there longer than this one girl was there would do things the wrong way or against policy (i.e. giving more than $30.00 cash back for a check) and then I'd tell her she couldn't do it but wouldn't listen to me. She was super obnoxious in general, though.
[User Picture]From: xopiateslavex
2013-01-27 04:06 am (UTC)

(Link)

Yep. It's a 23 year old dude though.