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Tips on how to deal with long winded colleague?

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Topsy44 Thu 05-Oct-17 13:41:14

Just that really. I'm fairly new at my job so have to ask a fair few questions about what I'm doing but my colleague gives long winded answers which I don't need. It's driving me potty! Has anyone got any tips on how to deal with this?

Subtlecheese Thu 05-Oct-17 13:54:12

You could be rudeish and quote Spaced "skip to the end".
Do you ask this colleague to briefly or quickly do things?
Or say something like you realise they don't know you yet or your skills in detail but how about saving themselves time by giving the short answer and you'll let them know if more is needed?

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