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Gary Childress -> OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/2/2013 3:38:03 AM)

I apologize for this but I just need to vent...

The department I work in is essentially three people X, Y and myself. Whenever I do or say something wrong X always seems to say, "Me and Y think that you shouldn't have said or done it this way." (Y is sort of the quiet type) Whenever X or Y say or do something I think is wrong I generally say something like, "I don't think that was the right thing to say or do."

Now my question which no one here should be able to sufficiently answer since they don't work with me I suppose is: Am I too overbearing or something that it takes two people to put me in my place? What is with this "me and Y" stuff? I'm starting to feel like I'm not part of the team. And we all know that "team work" is the magic solution to all corporate problems.

Last night I said something wrong in an email (at least by some opinions) and today I had three people (including someone from another department) standing in front of me demanding an explanation. I stood my ground and didn't flinch but it wasn't easy.

Note, none of these people are really my boss. Our boss inhabits a different office significantly away from us. Of course X is sort of the "team lead" and reports directly to the boss most of the time where as I don't. So X sort of has the inside track on everything..a significant advantage in office politics.

Anyone else here have this difficulty in life? Am I wrong to feel like X and Y are ganging up on me or to feel alienated from the "team"? (Yes I know it's a question no one here probably knows the answer to) but it just seems like when I'm not there the two are often talking behind my back and I think X is the instigator of it. I never go over to either X or Y behind their back and say, "did you see what X or Y said or did". I generally speak for myself and don't seek strength in numbers. Of course that is probably my fatal flaw. Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment. I should be trying to manipulate X and Y against each other! [sm=00000016.gif]

Anyway it was an unnerving day at work and I'm just curious if anyone else out there has similar troubles?




Missouri_Rebel -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/2/2013 4:43:57 AM)

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Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment. I should be trying to manipulate X and Y against each other!


I think you already know the answer to that question when you stated;

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I generally speak for myself and don't seek strength in numbers.


It's not in your M.O.. It would be too transparent.

Every place has these problems. I've been on both sides; employee and employer so I know a little about those people we politely call co-workers.

The only advice I might have is to do the very best you can do at all times. The cream will rise to the top.

If X is being petty, any intelligent supervisor will see through it and your good work will speak for itself. Clearly Y is lacking in character if he cannot confront you himself so it would be no surprise if he was just a non-willing participant himself.

If all 3 people feel the same about the email I would suggest stepping back and really trying to see it from their point of view as if there was never any friction from X. That could be clouding your judgement. Upon doing so, if you were wrong, I'd apologize.

I've worked at places where it seemed there were more backstabbers than just those that were concerned about putting out a product. I'd work with my X and he would talk crap on Y. Then I'd work with Y and he'd talk crap on X. I'd get both of them and they would act like best friends. Makes me sick. I just keep my mouth shut, do my job, and if I have a problem with either X or Y I ask them personally and get right to the crux of it all. IMO, if they are not ready to resolve whatever it is then they are in fact petty and not man enough to waste any more time worrying about. They'll never change.

So if I were you I'd consider having a talk with X first and try to clear up any source of contention. A little tact goes a long way, mind you.

Above all, it must not affect anyone's performance. If it does, there will be a change.

mo reb




Gary Childress -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/2/2013 4:56:52 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Missouri_Rebel

If all 3 people feel the same about the email I would suggest stepping back and really trying to see it from their point of view as if there was never any friction from X. That could be clouding your judgement. Upon doing so, if you were wrong, I'd apologize.

mo reb


Thanks Mo Reb, probably the best advice. I did apologize for what I said. But swallowing pride isn't easy I guess.




Missouri_Rebel -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/2/2013 6:15:55 AM)

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But swallowing pride isn't easy I guess.


It never is. But it's that same pride that convinced you of the need to apologize in the first place. You expect it of others and you hold yourself to a high standard, no matter how uncomfortable.

I hope it all works out for you.




bairdlander -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 4:45:19 AM)

Why do you care what anyone else says to you,ignore them and if you feel that you are being harrassed or your feelings are hurt,go to your boss.If that fails just pee in their coffee




KG Erwin -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 6:04:09 AM)

On a different note, I'd like to work for Matrix, as I've had experience with playing wargames and working with designers, plus being a former forum moderator. I'm nearing my retirement with the state, and I think this would be a great opportunity to extend my career by working in an environment that has occupied many of my free hours over the last 30 years. Hell's bells, what gamer would NOT want to do this as a supplement to their retirement?




heyhellowhatsnew -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 7:34:34 AM)

Matrix should hire me because I have no idea how to play most of their games.




heyhellowhatsnew -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 7:46:57 AM)

dpublepost




parusski -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 4:07:48 PM)


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ORIGINAL: heyhellowhatsnew

dpublepost


Another reason they should not hire you is that you do not understand how to post.[:D][:D]




warspite1 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 8:48:00 PM)


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: heyhellowhatsnew

dpublepost


Another reason they should not hire you is that you do not understand how to post.[:D][:D]
warspite1

Good point




parusski -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 9:26:22 PM)


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: heyhellowhatsnew

dpublepost


Another reason they should not hire you is that you do not understand how to post.[:D][:D]
warspite1

Good point


Yes, it was a good point. I strive to please since you are all counting on me.




Titanwarrior89 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 9:32:00 PM)

[:D]Yep, they can't use you if don't how to post....Sorry sir....hit the door![:-]
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ORIGINAL: heyhellowhatsnew

dpublepost





Titanwarrior89 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/3/2013 9:35:40 PM)

Hey, hey....I Hear that Hillary is looking for work.  She has plenty of contacts.  Might be a good PR person.  Who know's, Iranians might want to play alittle WitpAe.  They could play the "Red Side".[:o][&o][:)][;)]




Joe 98 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/4/2013 12:08:07 AM)

Don't drive a wedge between X and Y. It spoils the team work.

You said Y is the quiet one. When X says "Me and Y think...." it is likely that Y never said anything. Instead X is trying to show strength.

Go out with Y for a cup of coffee on some pretext and do it a few times. Talk anythng except business.

Next time X says "Me and Y think...." look at Y and he will respond, "no, I never said that".

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parusski -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/4/2013 12:31:04 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Joe 98

Don't drive a wedge between X and Y. It spoils the team work.

You said Y is the quiet one. When X says "Me and Y think...." it is likely that Y never said anything. Instead X is trying to show strength.

Go out with Y for a cup of coffee on some pretext and do it a few times. Talk anythng except business.

Next time X says "Me and Y think...." look at Y and he will respond, "no, I never said that".

.









That is fantastic advice Joe 98. It sounds much like the double-speak we get from warspite1.

I need to go for now, my Y is calling.




warspite1 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/4/2013 6:21:00 AM)


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: Joe 98

Don't drive a wedge between X and Y. It spoils the team work.

You said Y is the quiet one. When X says "Me and Y think...." it is likely that Y never said anything. Instead X is trying to show strength.

Go out with Y for a cup of coffee on some pretext and do it a few times. Talk anythng except business.

Next time X says "Me and Y think...." look at Y and he will respond, "no, I never said that".

.









That is fantastic advice Joe 98. It sounds much like the double-speak we get from warspite1.

I need to go for now, my Y is calling.
warspite1

....or the mindless drivel that emanates from your gob parusski.




parusski -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/4/2013 4:13:56 PM)


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: Joe 98

Don't drive a wedge between X and Y. It spoils the team work.

You said Y is the quiet one. When X says "Me and Y think...." it is likely that Y never said anything. Instead X is trying to show strength.

Go out with Y for a cup of coffee on some pretext and do it a few times. Talk anythng except business.

Next time X says "Me and Y think...." look at Y and he will respond, "no, I never said that".

.









That is fantastic advice Joe 98. It sounds much like the double-speak we get from warspite1.

I need to go for now, my Y is calling.
warspite1

....or the mindless drivel that emanates from your gob parusski.


You would not be hired by Matrix because you are simply, but totally, a DUMB ASS. And I am hearing rumours that you are part DUTCH!!!!!!!!!!![sm=00000959.gif][sm=fighting0043.gif][sm=fighting0043.gif][sm=fighting0043.gif]




Anthropoid -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:06:49 PM)

1. The details of my life are inconsequential . . .
2. If given an offer, I would insist on a retainer of one hundred Beellionh dollars.
3. You see, I've turned the moon into what I like to call a "Death Star."
4. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, its breathtaking I suggest you try it.
5. Share? I'm the head of an Evil Organization, I don't share; okay you fricking idiot?
6. I only came on this forum as a platform to voice my aspirations for world domination.
7. I relish the sort of general malaise that only the genius posess and the insane lament.
8. I love toe cleavage.
9. You'll notice that all the sharks have laser beams attached to their heads. I figure that every creature deserves a warm meal *snicker*
10. And the best part of this plan is? . . . no one can stop me. Not even Erik Rutins Mwahahah! Mwhahaha! Mwahahah!




ilovestrategy -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:09:39 PM)

Number ten is fighting words! [:D]




Anthropoid -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:12:53 PM)

But seriously . . . have any of you guys heard back? Or did those applications just go into a black hole, far beyond some distant world?




warspite1 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:22:04 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Anthropoid

But seriously . . . have any of you guys heard back? Or did those applications just go into a black hole, far beyond some distant world?
warspite1

Yes, parusski got a reply:

"Sorry, but we are not hiring dumbasses at this time. If we do you will be the first person we contact"




parusski -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:30:16 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Anthropoid

But seriously . . . have any of you guys heard back? Or did those applications just go into a black hole, far beyond some distant world?


Oh, they hired me. I am now in charge of removing all bugs and other cretins from the forum. I do need some help with a certain member from Uttoxeter. I can't name him but he has as his forum name some lame-ass ship from a nation island off continental Europe. He also has a 1 at the end of his forum name. Those are all the clues I can give, but he must depart because he is a Dutchman.




warspite1 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:32:22 PM)


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: Anthropoid

But seriously . . . have any of you guys heard back? Or did those applications just go into a black hole, far beyond some distant world?


Oh, they hired me. I am now in charge of removing all bugs and other cretins from the forum. I do need some help with a certain member from Uttoxeter. I can't name him but he has as his forum name some lame-ass ship from a nation island off continental Europe. He also has a 1 at the end of his forum name. Those are all the clues I can give, but he must depart because he is a Dutchman.
warspite1

Who dat?




parusski -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:38:06 PM)

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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: Anthropoid

But seriously . . . have any of you guys heard back? Or did those applications just go into a black hole, far beyond some distant world?


Oh, they hired me. I am now in charge of removing all bugs and other cretins from the forum. I do need some help with a certain member from Uttoxeter. I can't name him but he has as his forum name some lame-ass ship from a nation island off continental Europe. He also has a 1 at the end of his forum name. Those are all the clues I can give, but he must depart because he is a Dutchman.
warspite1

Boohoo. I am so lame. Everyone, parusski is right. I must resign from this forum!! [sm=dizzy.gif]



Man, don't be so hard on yourself.




warspite1 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 7:38:50 PM)


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: Anthropoid

But seriously . . . have any of you guys heard back? Or did those applications just go into a black hole, far beyond some distant world?


Oh, they hired me. I am now in charge of removing all bugs and other cretins from the forum. I do need some help with a certain member from Uttoxeter. I can't name him but he has as his forum name some lame-ass ship from a nation island off continental Europe. He also has a 1 at the end of his forum name. Those are all the clues I can give, but he must depart because he is a Dutchman.
warspite1

Boohoo. I am so lame. Everyone, parusski is right. I must resign from this forum!! [sm=dizzy.gif]



warspite1

Who dat?




Missouri_Rebel -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 8:14:37 PM)

Where did Anthropoid get a picture of me?




parusski -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 8:28:45 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Missouri_Rebel

Where did Anthropoid get a picture of me?


I was wondering the same thing Mo.




Anthropoid -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 11:32:14 PM)

The resemblance you note is likely a result of my also hailing from Mizzou [:D]




Titanwarrior89 -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/5/2013 11:35:02 PM)

Ill help....can I blow some thing up[X(]
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ORIGINAL: parusski


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ORIGINAL: Anthropoid

But seriously . . . have any of you guys heard back? Or did those applications just go into a black hole, far beyond some distant world?


Oh, they hired me. I am now in charge of removing all bugs and other cretins from the forum. I do need some help with a certain member from Uttoxeter. I can't name him but he has as his forum name some lame-ass ship from a nation island off continental Europe. He also has a 1 at the end of his forum name. Those are all the clues I can give, but he must depart because he is a Dutchman.





Iain McNeil -> RE: OT: Why Matrix Shouldn't Hire Me (2/6/2013 9:25:43 AM)

We've had a lot of applications and are still working through them. Everyone will receive a reply though I know we've not sent them out yet! The reason we're recruiting is because we're overloaded and the problem is that makes it hard to find time to do the recruitment.... oh the irony.




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