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To think he should have been told off???

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LellowYedbetter Tue 02-Apr-19 15:08:43

Had to endure a training day today. Big room full of people, nightmare. Anyway an hour in and trainer woman tells us it’s time for a comfort break. Bloke in the room flings his leg out and kicks his shoe flying across the room which knocked a cup of water over onto my (works) laptop. I now have to fuck about driving to the other end of the city to get the laptop either repaired or replaced and nothing is said to him other than “that was a bit stupid”

All because she said “comfort break” and it causes him to lose his shit. I feel like I get taken for an absolute fucking mug, I really do

ThreeAnkleBiters Tue 02-Apr-19 15:15:39

WTF? what did he do once he realised he'd broken your laptop? Has he apologised?

BertrandRussell Tue 02-Apr-19 15:17:41

Who do you think should have told him off?

LellowYedbetter Tue 02-Apr-19 15:17:47

No everyone (including him) were laughing their heads off. Apparently they’d all been talking before hand about how certain phrases pisses them off and one of his was comfort break.

LostInShoebiz Tue 02-Apr-19 15:18:02

How much can you actually tell an adult off, especially if you have no authority over them? Is she an external trainer? If so, she has no authority at all.

Laiste Tue 02-Apr-19 15:18:55

Was it an accident? Did he apologise?

As a teen I did a 'comedy' leg crossing once in class with too much gusto and my shoe flew off blush No one got hurt and nothing got broken but if it had i'd have been mortified and would have apologised and offered to put everything right.

onanothertrain Tue 02-Apr-19 15:19:21

Presuming you are all adults who do you think should tell him off?
Why couldn't you do it?

LovingLola Tue 02-Apr-19 15:21:13

He should have apologised. Some people have no manners.

LellowYedbetter Tue 02-Apr-19 15:21:18

Trainer should have told him off for being disruptive and behaving dangerously. It could have hit someone in the face. They all went back to office laughing about it and when manager heard about it all she was bothered about was me going to get it fixed ASAP

BertrandRussell Tue 02-Apr-19 15:21:44

So when you said “Hey, you’ve spilled water into my laptop and it’s stopped working!”...........?

BlackCatSleeping Tue 02-Apr-19 15:22:44

Is he from your company? Or was it an external thing?

Nesssie Tue 02-Apr-19 15:22:48

I don't think you should rely on someone else to 'tell off' another adult. You should have approached him about the laptop repair/replacement.
Telling off is for children.

ScreamingValenta Tue 02-Apr-19 15:24:18

It sounds like annoying, childish behaviour on his part and I would be fuming in your position, OP. I'm not sure that a telling off would achieve anything, though, as it was a freak accident. What he really should be told off about is not apologising afterwards.

Redglitter Tue 02-Apr-19 15:24:20

Sounds as if it was an accident. Not sure what telling him off would have achieved

LellowYedbetter Tue 02-Apr-19 15:24:27

I did tell him, he just laughed and said he’s got me out of work for an hour or so

LellowYedbetter Tue 02-Apr-19 15:24:58

He flung his shoe on purpose

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 02-Apr-19 15:26:00

As a teen I did a comedy leg crossing thing once in class.

His not a teen, though. He's a fully grown oaf.

ScreamingValenta Tue 02-Apr-19 15:28:30

He might have flung the shoe on purpose, but I doubt he aimed it at your glass of water and laptop - that's what I mean by a freak accident.

TheGrey1houndSpeaks Tue 02-Apr-19 15:31:48

Are you saying the phrase “comfort break” is a trigger for him and he kicked off on purpose? That’s frankly unbelievable.

LellowYedbetter Tue 02-Apr-19 15:32:33

Yes greyhound, that was his reasoning apparently

TheGrey1houndSpeaks Tue 02-Apr-19 15:34:34

He should be disciplined for behaving like a dick on company time. What sort of job does this moron have?

CuriousaboutSamphire Tue 02-Apr-19 15:35:35

He might have flung the shoe on purpose, but I doubt he aimed it at your glass of water and laptop - that's what I mean by a freak accident. And? Does that somehow give him a free pass for fuckwittery?

Deliberately throwing somethins does not fall into any 'accident' category!

I'd be back to my line manage to complain vociferously about wasted company time, company money and the sheer fucking arrogance of it!

AnneOfCleanTables Tue 02-Apr-19 15:36:13

If he's in the same company, can you not suggest that he's the one who takes the laptop for repair because he caused the issue?

SofiaAmes Tue 02-Apr-19 15:39:28

Perhaps having an open glass of water next to a laptop isn't such a good idea.

CoraPirbright Tue 02-Apr-19 15:41:44

Can you get hold of this tit’s name/contact details? I would be billing him for the repairs to your lap top. What a jerk!!

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