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AIBU to want to incinerate a junior colleague

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Boosiehs Wed 15-Jul-15 10:23:08

I realise IABU BTW - RANT....

He keeps coming over to me, thinking he has found errors in something I have drafted. I have already told him 5 times that this is not the case and that he is wrong.

If he comes over again can I please use my deathray on him?

Pretty please?

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 15-Jul-15 10:24:10

Yes. I will hold him

TheXxed Wed 15-Jul-15 10:26:59


LittleCandle Wed 15-Jul-15 10:34:53

Absolutely! I'll help hold him.

BarbarianMum Wed 15-Jul-15 10:36:43

Are you sure he's not right? Really, really sure?

theworldaccordingtome Wed 15-Jul-15 10:43:03

Oh I often have thoughts of setting fire to one of my junior colleagues. Self righteous little madam and another one that won't be told she's wrong (she really really is!). Can I add her to the idiots at work incineration list please??

fastdaytears Wed 15-Jul-15 10:47:52

The worst thing is when they're right...

Fuckwits. YWNBU to accidentally use gone off milk in his tea.

feckitall Wed 15-Jul-15 10:58:56

Another candidate over here...I know what I'm doing...been doing it 8 years, you jumped up twit have been here 3 you are not right...

limitedperiodonly Wed 15-Jul-15 10:59:46

I realised I had a robust management style when I shouted at someone like him: 'Just fucking do it and don't come near me again until then.'

It sounds bad but otherwise he'd have been dead and I'd have been up for murder.

I also worked with someone - luckily not as her manager - who was rubbish.

Unfortunately she'd won an internal company award for something like Most Promising Newcomer. It wasn't because she deserved it, it was just because it was our department's turn to get an award - any award, it could have been Best-Kept Office Fridge or Sharpest, Pointiest Pencils - at the annual bash.

So every time her manager tried to point out grievous errors in her work, she'd say: 'But I've won an award.'

NickiFury Wed 15-Jul-15 11:00:33

Incinerate perhaps a tad harsh. Personally I would love to be able to do the Darth Vader squeeze. I suspect I would find much use for it in my life......

ilovesooty Wed 15-Jul-15 11:01:59

I don't think that just "sounds" bad quite frankly limited

Whatever anyone's behaviour or performance is like that's unacceptable in the workplace imo.

limitedperiodonly Wed 15-Jul-15 11:03:58

Do you really think so ILoveSooty? Do you also think that someone with my management style would care for your opinion?

ilovesooty Wed 15-Jul-15 11:05:21

And no.

I'm really glad I don't work in your workplace if that's considered acceptable.

returningtotheuksoon Wed 15-Jul-15 11:08:22

Lots of you sound arrogant, how dare the minions question me I've been here x years them y weeks.

NickiFury Wed 15-Jul-15 11:09:38


Will there ever be time when The Po recedes and we can just have a laugh on MN again?

manchestermummy Wed 15-Jul-15 11:12:34

Er, limited, I wouldn't quite describe that as robust.

Back to the OP, when you achieve the goal of incineration, care to come back and share tips on how to do it as successfully as possible?

WorkingBling Wed 15-Jul-15 11:12:53

I did use the death glare once on a junior colleague who came over and asked me if I looked after a certain business line - only the biggest business line in the organisation I worked for at the time. I honestly don't think he even understood what it was. The death glare scared him for weeks.

Amazingly, he's just had a baby with his wife. I still can't get my head around him being old enough and mature enough for that! grin

Anniegetyourgun Wed 15-Jul-15 11:22:27

I want a medal for not strangling the delightful young lady showing me the job (and she was delightful for the most part) who made a disparaging remark about my written English, with a little tinkly laugh. She also, on one occasion, tore up in front of me a sheet of paper on which I had been making notes, as she did not think making notes was a suitable way to learn. I didn't strangle her for that either, I just sort of gasped but didn't say a word.

However I wasn't terribly upset when the job came to an end a few months later.

blueshoes Wed 15-Jul-15 11:23:21

Coming over 5 times - is it the same "error" he is asking about? Has he forgotten what you told him or could he not extrapolate what you told him to figure it out the other 4 times. I am not sure how he can ask the same question 5 times.

Silvercatowner Wed 15-Jul-15 11:24:27

If anyone swore at me like that at work I'd have them on a grievance before they could say 'well fuck me'.

manchestermummy Wed 15-Jul-15 11:26:07

I've got a fantastic death glare. Our no-nonsense head of service thinks it's funny and reckons I sometimes give off an air of "I'm going to kill you soon" in certain team meetings.

Anniegetyourgun Wed 15-Jul-15 11:26:44

Agree about the shouting swearing manager, that would definitely be grounds for disciplinary action in nearly every workplace I've known. And rightly so, however annoying the junior staff may have been.

Silvercatowner Wed 15-Jul-15 11:29:12

Death ray/death glare - quite amusing. Swearing as a colleague - bullying, really not that amusing at all.

TantrumsAndBalloons Wed 15-Jul-15 11:32:01

I'm glad we have less sensitive people working in my office as my management style leans more towards the fuck off and leave me alone I have shown you 11 times how to do it, just go and fucking DO IT

There is a person here who infuriates me to the point of murder, who has been doing the same job for 5 years, who still needs showing how to access folders on her pc, how to save things in the correct folder, how to open email Ffs

Every day. It takes me longer to show her than it would to just do it myself.

ilovesooty Wed 15-Jul-15 11:32:42

I'm glad it's not just me. I hardly think you have to be "professionally offended" not to find swearing at a colleague like that unacceptable.

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