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Message 1639341 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015, 15:06:57 UTC
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Damn numbers get everywhere...

"Who knew maths could give you such a nice way to live?"

The Mathematics of Love

"But the team found that the exact opposite was true. It was the couples with the low negativity threshold that had the best chance of staying together in the long run - those who weren't afraid to speak their minds."

...but I kept the best bit to last...

"So communicate positively, openly and honestly"

...maybe a bridge too far where a politics board is concerned though.
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Message 1639479 - Posted: 9 Feb 2015, 21:10:16 UTC - in response to Message 1639341.  
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"So communicate positively, openly and honestly"

That is a fantastic observation that many need to yet master. It really is a state of mind and approach...

There is the aphorism about those that see a glass of drink as "half empty" as opposed to being a more positive "half full"... Is which way you see that all a question of how you are blinded by upbringing and those around you?...

Another example I still have ringing in my ears as a shining example is from a certain 'burst a blood vessel' high stressed boss of mine from a while ago who screamed across the meeting and the rest of the entire floor:

" DO NOT GIVE ME EXCUSES AND PROBLEMS! I WANT SOLUTIONS. "

That beautifully sums up those that seem to see everything as a problem and focus only on how difficult things are as opposed to those who look to see ways around problems to enjoy making things work.

Just as with IT, life is what you make it!

And life is too short and too long not to enjoy it!
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Message 1639615 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 5:46:38 UTC

Yep, "just be yourself" usually is the best advice. :~)
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Message 1639721 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 11:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 1639615.  

Yeah, but what if you're an a**hole?
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Message 1639723 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 11:47:39 UTC - in response to Message 1639615.  
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Yep, "just be yourself" usually is the best advice. :~)

I'd prefer to rephrase that to:

"just positively be yourself" :-P


Also, find better viewing than the depressing TV soaps/serials of strife and personal conflicts...

Are some of those serials actually teaching people to be negative and unhappy?...


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Message 1639730 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 12:10:43 UTC

Then you get what you deserve!!!

"DO NOT GIVE ME EXCUSES AND PROBLEMS! I WANT SOLUTIONS."

Oh I had one like that once many years ago that jumped up and down like a madman at a team meeting and said similar to me. My response in front of them all was "I'll tell you what I will give you, my resignation, you can stick your job up where the sun doesn't shine!"

I went on to have my resignation letter on his desk that very afternoon, with a copy to his boss and the head of Personnel, with a covering letter explaining exactly why. I heard through the grapevine he had taken early retirement about 3 months later.

The other time was when in computer support we lost 2 main building servers one afternoon, due to a simple human cockup by one of my colleagues. The boss came out, and demanded to know who was responsible, and my mate held his hand up. "Right, you in my office now, you lot sort this mess out or else". Then we all heard him giving this poor chap the roasting of his life. He left shortly after.

Something similar happened a year later with another boss when we lost a building server one day late afternoon. The boss came out and said tell me the problem, it was another colleague who had re-arranged cables and made wrong connections on a server backplane, which we were dealing with. Ok he said, how can I help? We said if you can field the complaint calls, we'll get our hands dirty and fix it. He rolled up his sleeves and pitched in. We got it all back on line at about 7.30pm. Right he said, well done lads, round the pub, I'm buying. We went and he did buy a round before going home. Next morning a certain chap was quietly taken into the office and told please be a bit more careful next time.

Yes there are a**holes.
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Message 1639741 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 12:55:44 UTC - in response to Message 1639730.  
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I've known quite a few people like that in my time. My current workplace is quite hostile. I still haven't made up my mind if I'm going to leave or try to work toward a promotion in hopes of other teams being better.
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Message 1639804 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 15:45:45 UTC - in response to Message 1639741.  

Unfortunately, it has been proven that the "grass is not greener on the other side", it's just as bad or worse.
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Message 1639823 - Posted: 10 Feb 2015, 16:21:20 UTC - in response to Message 1639804.  

Unfortunately, it has been proven that the "grass is not greener on the other side", it's just as bad or worse.

Unless you see the fertilizer (bovine manure) being applied, you are just looking at the grass with an oblique angle and it just appears greener, while it is more sparse. :)
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