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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 10:32 AM
Response to Reply #19
50. No, you were stressed because of the kids and their "crap," so you took it out
on your employee, who -- being your subordinate -- couldn't snap back at you.

She was just trying to lighten things up. You behaved badly and should apologize.
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  -I just snapped at an employee chemp  Dec-03-09 09:57 AM   #0 
  - You should learn to take it easy, Scrooge.  AngryAmish   Dec-03-09 09:58 AM   #1 
  - reply to her - Bah! Humbug! and move on....n/t  cdsilv   Dec-03-09 10:01 AM   #8 
  - Good for you  DavidDvorkin   Dec-03-09 09:59 AM   #2 
  - We Christians DO hear it all the time.  Prisoner_Number_Six   Dec-03-09 12:05 PM   #81 
  - It's a matter of educating Christians  DavidDvorkin   Dec-03-09 12:13 PM   #88 
  - Ego much?  didact   Dec-03-09 12:18 PM   #94 
  - There's no evidence of any christians to educate here  FBaggins   Dec-03-09 12:25 PM   #99 
  - The vitriol in the responses here argues otherwise.  DavidDvorkin   Dec-03-09 01:55 PM   #128 
     - The only vitriol is in your imagination...  FBaggins   Dec-03-09 02:06 PM   #130 
     - Ummmm......no, I'm sorry, but as a Christian  liberalhistorian   Dec-04-09 12:03 AM   #205 
     - The vitriol is a reaction to the fact that the poster behaved like a bully  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 07:09 PM   #180 
  - Educate them about what?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-03-09 12:37 PM   #110 
  - Paging Mr. Ass. Mr. A. Rogant Ass. Please pick up a white courtesy telephone.  Political Heretic   Dec-03-09 12:50 PM   #123 
  - Educating them with what?  Kalyke   Dec-03-09 03:41 PM   #162 
  - How do we know the employee is Christian?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-03-09 07:53 PM   #186 
  - ...and yet most still treat non-Christians  ccinamon   Dec-03-09 02:49 PM   #146 
     - Who was treating anyone with disdain? The only one in the OP who acted  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 07:10 PM   #181 
        - No kidding. And he's proud of it, too, which is even more  liberalhistorian   Dec-04-09 12:05 AM   #206 
  - He's the one that turned the conversation to religion.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-03-09 12:36 PM   #109 
  - Yeah, he should've knocked over those fucking craft tables  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 02:45 PM   #142 
  - Too much like Jesus chasing the moneychangers out of the temple  AspenRose   Dec-03-09 08:42 PM   #189 
  - You think only a Christian would make a joking reference to Scrooge?  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 07:07 PM   #179 
  - What was Christian about the employee's comment again? n/t  TCJ70   Dec-03-09 07:30 PM   #183 
  - Scrooge!  boston bean   Dec-03-09 10:00 AM   # 
  - It wasn't the kids I was complaining to  chemp   Dec-03-09 10:04 AM   #16 
     - What are they doing or saying that is upsetting you...that's not clear??  defendandprotect   Dec-03-09 02:24 PM   #138 
  - DUPE  boston bean   Dec-03-09 10:00 AM   #3 
  - DUPE  boston bean   Dec-03-09 10:00 AM   #4 
  - You Are Crazy  Beetwasher   Dec-03-09 10:00 AM   #5 
  - +1  FLAprogressive   Dec-03-09 10:02 AM   #13 
  - I'm pissed at my employee, not the kids  chemp   Dec-03-09 10:05 AM   #19 
  - "Scrooge" Is A Pro-Christian Epithet?  Beetwasher   Dec-03-09 10:06 AM   #20 
  - Good luck at your next job....  Jeff In Milwaukee   Dec-03-09 10:09 AM   #23 
  - yep, you sound like a bit of a bully boss  Go2Peace   Dec-03-09 10:22 AM   #38 
  - No, you were stressed because of the kids and their "crap," so you took it out  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 10:32 AM   #50 
  - Being stressed doesn't give you license to act like an asshole.  Marr   Dec-03-09 11:36 AM   #71 
  - I don't see any christian sentiment in it at all  anigbrowl   Dec-03-09 12:17 PM   #92 
  - "Scrooge" is a character.  chrisa   Dec-03-09 12:44 PM   #117 
  - I won't go so far as to say I hope you get fired  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 02:47 PM   #144 
  - Have you ever seen the movie? Your actions were the definition of Scrooge  ecstatic   Dec-03-09 02:54 PM   #149 
  - Don't worry, man, I'm a scrooge too!  Meshuga   Dec-03-09 04:40 PM   #172 
  - How do you handle the busy time during class registration, graduations etc..?  nini   Dec-03-09 04:56 PM   #175 
  - You sound like a terrible boss......  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-03-09 07:56 PM   #188 
  - +10000  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 02:46 PM   #143 
     - Too Bad That's Not Happening  Beetwasher   Dec-03-09 02:55 PM   #150 
        - I am pleasantly surprised, for once  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 02:59 PM   #154 
  - Sounds like she was making a little joke to lighten things up--  TwilightGardener   Dec-03-09 10:00 AM   #6 
  - The "Scrooge" thing is just a reference to a character in a story. There's no religious reference.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Dec-03-09 10:00 AM   #7 
  - Well... were the kids selling their holiday stuff or were they evangelizing?  phantom power   Dec-03-09 10:01 AM   #9 
  - "selling" hardly defines it.  chemp   Dec-03-09 10:08 AM   #22 
     - Heh. I'm no fan of that myself.  phantom power   Dec-03-09 10:22 AM   #36 
     - "if we had adequately funded public education" - exactly. it didn't use to be this way.  Hannah Bell   Dec-03-09 02:52 PM   #148 
     - So don't pretend you weren't pissed at the kids. You were.  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 12:10 PM   #85 
     - "They are an obstruction at best."  wolfgangmo   Dec-03-09 12:18 PM   #95 
     - I disagree that it took "courage" or anything else.  SB37   Dec-03-09 01:16 PM   #125 
     - Mr Pendantic cannot help but say  Codeine   Dec-03-09 12:33 PM   #105 
     - Then be a proper Scrooge and tell the kids to fuck off.  JVS   Dec-03-09 12:42 PM   #115 
  - Maybe you should find a job where you only have to deal with people  cbdo2007   Dec-03-09 10:01 AM   #10 
  - LOL!  timtom   Dec-03-09 10:11 AM   #24 
  - Oh! It's me?  chemp   Dec-03-09 10:14 AM   #27 
  - Yes, you sound stressed and you sounded a little like a bully boss  Go2Peace   Dec-03-09 10:19 AM   #34 
  - Yes, it's you.  dhpgetsit   Dec-03-09 10:22 AM   #39 
  - Yes, in this case it is you. You were reacting badly to the stress of the kids,  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 10:36 AM   # 
  - Maybe you have a history with this employee, or maybe ...  surrealAmerican   Dec-03-09 10:46 AM   #53 
  - Wow...with problems like yours it kinda makes all the world's other problems seem small...  FACTSfirst   Dec-03-09 10:52 AM   #55 
  - I'm not turning this on you or your beliefs. You are welcome to believe  cbdo2007   Dec-03-09 10:53 AM   #56 
  - No, you're the acting out one. n/t  EFerrari   Dec-03-09 12:00 PM   #75 
  - Yes... It's you  FBaggins   Dec-03-09 12:04 PM   #80 
  - yes. you. nt  seabeyond   Dec-03-09 12:08 PM   #84 
  - If the kids are THAT much of an annoyance...  AngryOldDem   Dec-03-09 12:11 PM   #87 
  - You are the one who brought up your beliefs, not your employee.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-03-09 12:38 PM   #111 
  - You need to find another job.  Hangingon   Dec-03-09 02:43 PM   #141 
  - Yes, it's you, and yes, you are  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 02:50 PM   #147 
  - Hell's kitchen? LOL!! n/t  Fire1   Dec-03-09 10:26 AM   #43 
  - Why not do something about it  atreides1   Dec-03-09 10:01 AM   #11 
  - Exterminate Them!  Beetwasher   Dec-03-09 10:05 AM   #18 
  - You need to smoke some of your username.  arcadian   Dec-03-09 10:02 AM   #12 
  - She should have taken the trash to the dumpster  era veteran   Dec-03-09 12:33 PM   #106 
  - Funny, I don't remember Scrooge being in Bethlehem, but you do. Where'd you find that book?  blondeatlast   Dec-03-09 10:03 AM   #14 
  - Little known fact: Scrooge was the nickname of the guy who brought the myrrh.  smokey nj   Dec-03-09 10:24 AM   #40 
     - Ah, now it all makes sense and the OP has ample reason to be  blondeatlast   Dec-03-09 10:34 AM   #51 
     - LOL! I'm sure myrrh was regifted like fruitcake back then.  TwilightGardener   Dec-03-09 10:36 AM   #52 
     - You just made this thread worth its bandwidth! nt  spoony   Dec-03-09 02:11 PM   #132 
  - good for you - sometimes snapping is called for  ensho   Dec-03-09 10:04 AM   #15 
  - You think it's okay to be mad at kids and then take it out on your nearest subordinate? n/t  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 12:11 PM   #86 
  - Hang in there.  midnight   Dec-03-09 10:04 AM   #17 
  - Once a year you are bugged by kids in a room  snooper2   Dec-03-09 10:07 AM   #21 
  - Exactly what I was thinking...  Dappleganger   Dec-03-09 10:13 AM   #26 
  - PROZAC!!!! n/t  Fire1   Dec-03-09 02:58 PM   #153 
  - WoW - you really told her!  cark   Dec-03-09 10:13 AM   #25 
  - Sorry. Campus is closed.  chemp   Dec-03-09 10:18 AM   #33 
  - If she is "under" you, then you should not talk to her that way, though I sympathize  ZombieHorde   Dec-03-09 10:15 AM   #28 
  - Expect a visit by three ghosts....very soon.  whoneedstickets   Dec-03-09 10:15 AM   #29 
  - LOL nt  boston bean   Dec-03-09 10:59 AM   #59 
  - You should have belted her one. That would have taught her not to josh with you.  salguine   Dec-03-09 10:16 AM   #30 
  - Too much of this on your toast this morning?  Brickbat   Dec-03-09 10:16 AM   #31 
  - Did you ever think to...  Kansas Wyatt   Dec-03-09 10:17 AM   #32 
  - You should thank her for the help  sailor65   Dec-03-09 10:19 AM   #35 
  - What if she was Jewish?  AspenRose   Dec-03-09 10:22 AM   #37 
  - If you don't believe and you don't celebrate, scrooge should  Fire1   Dec-03-09 10:24 AM   #41 
  - Sounds like you're a joy to be around  Zywiec   Dec-03-09 10:26 AM   #42 
  - BRA-effin'-VO. Post again when you complete Philosophy 101 and English Lit 101.  blondeatlast   Dec-03-09 10:26 AM   #44 
  - Can't agree with you on this one....nope!  MineralMan   Dec-03-09 10:27 AM   #45 
  - You're "grumbling" about the elementary students who are "swarming" and  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 10:29 AM   #46 
  - and is so busy because of those little fuckers, also has time to post on DU....  Little Star   Dec-03-09 10:30 AM   #48 
  - where did I say I was an atheist?  chemp   Dec-03-09 10:48 AM   #54 
     - Where did I say anything about you being an atheist?  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 12:04 PM   #79 
  - The floggings will continue until morale improves..  Fumesucker   Dec-03-09 10:30 AM   #47 
  - "She looked at me like I was crazy"  BobRossi   Dec-03-09 10:31 AM   #49 
  - Nice post, scrooge.  Javaman   Dec-03-09 10:54 AM   #57 
  - LOL!  AspenRose   Dec-03-09 11:22 AM   #68 
  - HA!  JVS   Dec-03-09 12:47 PM   #119 
  - man, talk about scrooge.... n/t.  okieinpain   Dec-03-09 10:56 AM   #58 
  - I doubt she'll try any more friendly ribbing to break the tension  eShirl   Dec-03-09 11:00 AM   #60 
  - And some people can actually BE stressed without looking like they are, so  pipi_k   Dec-03-09 11:10 AM   #63 
     - I agree. No doubt all the employees have his number by now. n/t  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 12:14 PM   #89 
  - Damn swarming kids. Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?  Arugula Latte   Dec-03-09 11:05 AM   #61 
  - I'm just glad no firearms were involved.  JVS   Dec-03-09 02:06 PM   #129 
  - Just curious...  pipi_k   Dec-03-09 11:06 AM   #62 
  - It's such a shame that the people we lash out at usually aren't the people we're truly angry with...  Romulox   Dec-03-09 11:11 AM   #64 
  - You're just a shitty manager n/t  tammywammy   Dec-03-09 11:13 AM   #65 
  - You sound like the very definition of a "Scrooge"  Throd   Dec-03-09 11:15 AM   #66 
  - You sound like the head media guy at the college I work at  niceypoo   Dec-03-09 11:18 AM   #67 
  - You're not crazy.  Pool Hall Ace   Dec-03-09 11:24 AM   #69 
  - She'll probably think about it all right  AspenRose   Dec-03-09 11:29 AM   #70 
  - A lot of it depends on how it was said.  Pool Hall Ace   Dec-03-09 11:56 AM   #74 
     - He didn't. In his own words, he "snapped." n/t  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 12:15 PM   #91 
  - No, not crazy, just a boss taking advantage of his position to bully a subordinate. n/t  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 12:06 PM   #82 
  - You owe your employee an apology.  AngryOldDem   Dec-03-09 11:36 AM   #72 
  - I can't believe you actually rushed here to brag about this.  Marr   Dec-03-09 11:40 AM   #73 
  - Indeed  FBaggins   Dec-03-09 12:01 PM   #76 
  - People regularly brag here about screaming at someone  Zywiec   Dec-03-09 12:20 PM   #96 
  - The whole "I totally confronted a Freeper at Sears today"  Codeine   Dec-03-09 12:41 PM   #114 
  - I think he was hoping for support from the anti-Christmas/anti-Christian crowd  cbdo2007   Dec-03-09 12:31 PM   #104 
  - because you are, and she has the right to seek greivances for that.  dionysus   Dec-03-09 12:03 PM   #77 
  - I don't know about scrooge, but "unprofessional" seems to fit.  noamnety   Dec-03-09 12:04 PM   #78 
  - bullshit. you have a job, had poor attitude and took out on employee  seabeyond   Dec-03-09 12:07 PM   #83 
  - Decaf and she is correct!  whistler162   Dec-03-09 12:15 PM   #90 
  - I'll pray for you.  TexasObserver   Dec-03-09 12:18 PM   #93 
  - Kids, left to their own devices...  hayu_lol   Dec-03-09 12:28 PM   #101 
     - I think you meant to respond to the OP, not me.  TexasObserver   Dec-03-09 12:35 PM   #108 
  - NightTrain! Welcome back!  LoZoccolo   Dec-03-09 12:21 PM   #97 
  - I'd give that girl a raise  Horse with no Name   Dec-03-09 12:21 PM   #98 
  - It's the time of the year...a lot of stress! Try some of "KansDem's Tonic"  KansDem   Dec-03-09 12:26 PM   #100 
  - Nevermind  CreekDog   Dec-03-09 12:29 PM   #102 
  - This agnostic says you were VERY wrong. An apology is in order. n/t  TroglodyteScholar   Dec-03-09 12:31 PM   #103 
  - This Agnostic hot-head agrees with TroglodyteScholar.  Gold Metal Flake   Dec-03-09 12:48 PM   #121 
  - Why did you feel the need to turn it into a religious argument?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Dec-03-09 12:34 PM   #107 
  - +1  proud2BlibKansan   Dec-03-09 10:23 PM   #199 
  - I'm a boss.  Codeine   Dec-03-09 12:39 PM   #112 
  - Right.... Now, if the employee had called him Pontius Pilate.. THEN  FBaggins   Dec-03-09 12:43 PM   #116 
  - In that case she could totally stab that person  Codeine   Dec-03-09 12:48 PM   #120 
     - lol  JNelson6563   Dec-03-09 02:17 PM   #135 
  - I agree completely. nt  Crabby Appleton   Dec-03-09 01:41 PM   #127 
  - You forgot to say "I don't engage in the festive spirit of the holidays with you!"  JVS   Dec-03-09 12:41 PM   #113 
  - I know not what you speak of.  Contrary1   Dec-03-09 04:45 PM   #173 
  - "She looked at me like I was crazy."  beyond cynical   Dec-03-09 12:47 PM   #118 
  - It's pretty obvious she was making a joke.  chrisa   Dec-03-09 12:50 PM   #122 
  - That's an insult to Scrooge.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Dec-03-09 12:53 PM   #124 
  - Merry Christmas to you.  emilyg   Dec-03-09 01:38 PM   #126 
  - If I'd done something so stupid I sure wouldn't compound it by posting  spoony   Dec-03-09 02:08 PM   #131 
  - FAIL.  Kickin_Donkey   Dec-03-09 02:13 PM   #133 
  - I would probably have looked at you like you're crazy too.  Toucano   Dec-03-09 02:15 PM   #134 
  - Back story?  guitar man   Dec-03-09 02:17 PM   #136 
  - Go smoke a joint while watching A Christmas Carol  TheKentuckian   Dec-03-09 02:18 PM   #137 
  - Glenn Beck is that you?  walldude   Dec-03-09 02:24 PM   #139 
  - I read all the posts...I don't think you owe her an apology at all.  ccinamon   Dec-03-09 02:43 PM   #140 
  - Bullshit. HE is in the position of authority, not her  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 02:55 PM   #151 
  - You are assuming the girl new this guy wasn't a Christian and was trying to belittle him, by  cbdo2007   Dec-03-09 03:19 PM   #158 
  - he REACHED his limits with kids. god forbid. part of the job. and snap...  seabeyond   Dec-03-09 03:55 PM   #163 
  - "Christmas foolishness"....  pipi_k   Dec-03-09 08:48 PM   #191 
  - Wow. You snapped on a subordibnate who can NOT respond to you in the same way you spoke to her.  mamaleah   Dec-03-09 02:48 PM   #145 
  - Congratulations, you just violated her right to work in a discrimination-free environment  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 02:58 PM   #152 
  - LOL!  JVS   Dec-03-09 03:18 PM   #157 
  - Best answer yet! n/t  pnwmom   Dec-03-09 07:03 PM   #178 
  - ...  Lost-in-FL   Dec-03-09 09:34 PM   #193 
  - I think you need to step back ....  gleaner   Dec-03-09 03:16 PM   #155 
  - Well I can tell you this ...  RoyGBiv   Dec-03-09 03:18 PM   #156 
  - why would you post such a stupid made up story?  crazyjoe   Dec-03-09 03:28 PM   #159 
  - 'tis the season  MisterP   Dec-03-09 03:38 PM   #160 
  - What does Scrooge have to do with God?  Kalyke   Dec-03-09 03:39 PM   #161 
  - good thing I'm not YOUR boss  nini   Dec-03-09 04:02 PM   #164 
  - You need to apologize to your subordinate.  Manifestor_of_Light   Dec-03-09 04:26 PM   #166 
  - Is it okay calling someone a scrooge because he does not celebrate Christmas?  Meshuga   Dec-03-09 04:31 PM   #171 
     - I guess you missed the part of not apologizing for the religious comments  nini   Dec-03-09 04:54 PM   #174 
     - Where in the OP did the employee say anything other than scrooge?  tammywammy   Dec-03-09 04:57 PM   #176 
  - You need Jesus n/m  HopeOverFear   Dec-03-09 04:24 PM   #165 
  - ROFL!  AspenRose   Dec-03-09 08:46 PM   #190 
  - I'll pray for you.  MrCoffee   Dec-03-09 04:27 PM   #167 
  - Well I gotta tell ya there, Scrooge, ya sure could have handled it better. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-03-09 04:28 PM   #168 
  - Chill chemp Christmas is fun n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Dec-03-09 04:30 PM   #169 
  - and stop giving us atheists a bad name n/t  spiritual_gunfighter   Dec-03-09 04:30 PM   #170 
  - They are kids.. you sound like an old scrooge.. and it has nothing to do with religion  Peacetrain   Dec-03-09 05:00 PM   #177 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-03-09 07:25 PM   #182 
  - I don't celebrate Christmass either and I don't believe in Jesus...  Techn0Girl   Dec-03-09 10:05 PM   #197 
     - Doesn't give him the right to unload on a employee.  proteus_lives   Dec-03-09 10:28 PM   #200 
     - Who in this story assumed anyone was a Christian?  TCJ70   Dec-03-09 10:36 PM   #201 
  - You could use a massage and aromatherapy.  Quantess   Dec-03-09 07:47 PM   #184 
  - You flipped out over a reference to a secular piece of literature?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Dec-03-09 07:52 PM   #185 
  - would you be upset if she called you a Grinch?  EndersDame   Dec-03-09 07:55 PM   #187 
  - Lighten up. For real. Life is much more fun if you have a sense of humor.  Shell Beau   Dec-03-09 08:51 PM   #192 
  - You should be ashamed of yourself.  Lost-in-FL   Dec-03-09 09:54 PM   #194 
  - My cat's breath smells like cat food.  flvegan   Dec-03-09 09:58 PM   #195 
  - I found a moonrock in my nose. n/t  QC   Dec-03-09 10:03 PM   #196 
  - And you're PROUD of your childish, belligerant behavior?  WillowTree   Dec-03-09 10:09 PM   #198 
  - I've been on the receiving end...  LexiAngel   Dec-03-09 10:49 PM   #202 
  - It sounds like you are probably eligible for unemployment.  Quantess   Dec-04-09 12:02 AM   #204 
  - You have GOT to be kidding me. You are not just  liberalhistorian   Dec-03-09 11:59 PM   #203 
  - Scrooge is just a fictional character. Like that Jesus Christ guy.  onager   Dec-04-09 12:31 AM   #207 
  - Have you ever tried marijuana?  XOKCowboy   Dec-04-09 12:39 AM   #208 
  - locking  maddezmom   Dec-04-09 01:03 AM   #209 
 

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