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Monday, January 04, 2010


Posted by Seeking Solace |

I am the type of person who is willing to help a friend, colleague, anyone really. But, I appreciate being asked first. What will sending me into a whole new dimension of pissed off is when someone tells me that I will help them, never bothering to ask me if I am willing and able to do so. And to add insult to injury, the person refuses to hear me when I try to explain why I might not be willing or able to help.

That happened to me today. And, yes, it sent me into that new dimension of pissed off.

I let certain people know that this was so not OK. It was unprofessional and out of line. I was not about to explain it to the person making the request, as it would have fallen on deaf ears and the person just wouldn't get it or care.

I feel empowered because I have it on record that this is one person who refuses to let others walk all over her.


Kai said...

You go girl!

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

I'm kind of the same way -- and it's important to say no even if they've made a bad assumption.

RageyOne said...

i bet that person was shocked at your lack of response to the request.

people who feel they are entitled to whatever they say make my @ss ache!

AliceAcademic said...

Yay you! I hope I will have the guts to do the same thing if this ever happens to me in a professional situation.

Anonymous said...

It really sounds like from a lot that has happened thus far that this is the type of place it'd be good to make that known.