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How to motivate employees, the sequel - Blather, Rinse, Repeat
September 19th, 2003
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How to motivate employees, the sequel
If you weren't quick, you might not have seen a snippet of email that I posted from my boss with a surprisingly personal insult in it. He's apologized, and I've mostly forgiven him.

Although... one of these days when I'm self-employed, episodes like this won't happen. As much.

Current Mood: Weekend. Nuff said.

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From:canyonwren
Date:September 19th, 2003 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Holy shit! You mean he was serious? That wasn't tongue-in-cheek?

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From:tsmaster
Date:September 19th, 2003 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Seems like.

Mostly he's an OK guy, though. If this happens again, though, I'm going to feel very uncomfortable reporting to a guy who doesn't respect me.

I don't know if that means moving within the studio, moving within the company, finding a new employer, or start writing up a business plan.

Hopefully I won't have to consider that question for a while.
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From:ursa_minor
Date:September 20th, 2003 05:31 am (UTC)

Yeeps.

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I thought it was tongue-in-cheek, too. How awful. Somebody's management skills are leaving quite a bit to be desired, if he's that inept at keeping himself out of what could be defined as hostile work territority in a courtroom... Good luck managing this one out until you're self-employed, independently wealthy, and hiring this guy to clean your toilets!
From:traypup
Date:September 20th, 2003 08:31 am (UTC)

one thing I can never be accused of is quickness.

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so, I missed it.

But I know how you feel. My boss is a bitch and emails me shit all the time. luckily, though, i can kick her ass. oh, and she lets me wear my jammies to work. pros and cons to everything, man. ;)
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From:tsmaster
Date:September 20th, 2003 09:18 pm (UTC)
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I don't know if your boss is going to be hiring anytime soon, but I want a boss just like that. One of these days.

Heh. "Grace under pressure". Yeah, that sort of defines the whole issue.
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From:ginsu
Date:September 20th, 2003 09:11 am (UTC)
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My admittedly uninformed interpretation was that he saw you mainly as a code machine and not a creative designer and wanted you to limit your contributions along those lines.

one of these days when I'm self-employed

I'm so ready for this to happen for you that I was conscious, some time ago, of the fact you'd let cinesthesia.com lapse and found myself hoping you'd simply come up with another better domain.
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