I’m sure we have all had an experience or two with a person that just can’t get it right with people. They have no people skills, they are off-putting, they have zero personality unless you’re around for them to try to outshine. I could continue but I’m sure you get my point. Let’s just say you have someone in your office that just doesn’t fit in. They are in a leadership position, so everyone feels the need to pretend they are happy and working well with said person. They do their best to grin and bear it and roll their eyes each time they have to placate him. It’s all done for the sake of the 15th and the 30th.
In all honesty, I understand their logic. Bills need to be paid, kids need to be fed, and gas needs to be put in the car.
Little by little several long time employees start to leave the company after having grown fed up with his lack of managerial skills. They’ve complained about said person and their knack for making people feel uncomfortable with his off putting demeanor. They detest the fact that he goes after any and everyone to have them fired, written up and pushed out And they grow tired of putting up with his”little man syndrome”, insatiable thirst to be seen and noticed, even his subtle nuances of power-hungry body language. With all that in tow, it begs me to pose these questions: At what point does someone notice and think “everyone can’t be wrong” or “why is everyone leaving since this person got here?”
I guess it’s one of those things that reinforces the old adage: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. Don’t mean to ramble on and on just thinking out loud. But hey, what the hell do I know?
And by no means am I bitter or angry. I’ll just go work at Soho House Weho. 😉