Friday, February 5, 2010

Pet Peeve's

Today I just wanted to talk about my 2 biggest pet peeves. These are things I see all the time these days and every time I do, it just annoys the heck out of me.

My first and probably biggest pet peeve is being directly lied to, especially by a reputable corporation. When things are promised to you by a certain date on the calendar, that day should NOT go by and have nothing happen.
This has happened many times. We get promised things by a certain date, that date comes and goes, and the item promised is never received. If you can't promise something by a certain day, just tell me the TRUTH. I respect someone a hundred times more if they just come to me and say "You know what? We are not sure when we can get that to you but we are working hard on getting it there soon." Why can't they just say that?
One other issue that goes hand-in-hand with this one is being "left in the dark." This is when there is a complete lack of communication about something important. At work, I have seen plans change repeatedly without anyone saying what the deal is. Some explanation can do wonders for morale.

My second pet peeve is when someone seriously thinks they are better than you and they flaunt it publicly. I just don't like this kind of attitude because it brings down the mood of people. There is no need to flaunt your strengths making everyone else look weak. There is nothing to gain from this and in many cases it actually is not true. Vanity is the devil's favorite sin. Help your colleagues be better at what they do rather than show them how much they suck at it and everyone wins.


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