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Are you man enough to tell your boss in his face that he is wrong?


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#1 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:38 AM

Or you just wanna have your salary to buy your ipad you looser?

Are you willing to risk your job for what you understand it's better for your company or you are there just for the money? Hanging of the union secretary's balls?
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#2 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 27585

Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:47 AM

People at my work not only tell the boss that he's wrong, but they'll tell him that he stocked the fridge with the wrong kind of beer.

#3 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:50 AM

People at my work not only tell the boss that he's wrong, but they'll tell him that he stocked the fridge with the wrong kind of beer.


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#4 ranakor   Members   -  Reputation: 439

Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:38 AM

I tell my boss he's wrong if i think so, but my boss is man enought to hear it else i wouldn't.

If telling your boss he's wrong sounds hard, you need a new boss.

#5 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 17221

Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:39 AM

I tell my bosses they're wrong any time they make a mistake -- it's a large part of the reason I earn more than the majority of our other staff. I think a boss who is sensible enough to take corrections and fix their mistakes is an important part of a successful workplace.

#6 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 27585

Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:14 AM

Are they hiring?

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#7 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 12 June 2011 - 05:33 AM

Are they hiring?

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#8 BeanDog   Members   -  Reputation: 1063

Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:47 AM

I don't strictly speaking have a boss, but I tell our CEO quite frequently that he is wrong. Like that time he bought Peruvian tangerines instead of Colombian, and they weren't nearly as sweet. Or (mildly more importantly) when the pet project he's been wanting the developers to do really isn't the highest-priority thing on our backlog right now. Or when we disagree about specific product or design decisions. Sometimes he wins out, sometimes I do. If I couldn't do that, I would find another group of people to work with.

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#9 ChurchSkiz   Members   -  Reputation: 434

Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:48 AM

I tell my boss he is wrong all the time. But I'm also man enough to go 100% with whatever he decides, and support him 100% outside our team.

#10 Koobazaur   Members   -  Reputation: 687

Posted 12 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

Well I work as a freelance web developer so I am my own boss.

But no, I do not tell myself I am wrong.

Because...

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I am never wrong.:cool:


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#11 stupid_programmer   Members   -  Reputation: 1002

Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:21 PM

I tell my bosses when they do something wrong. I also call them out on what I think are questionable design choices. They like the fact that I'm not just a brown nosing 'yes man', its also why I'm the highest paid non management type person there. By the same token if somebody calls me out on something I messed up I thank them for bringing it to my attention so it can get fixed. If you are scared to go to your boss about a mistake on his part its time for a new job.

#12 ChaosEngine   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2138

Posted 12 June 2011 - 03:33 PM

You drunk again, owl? :D

I tell my boss he's wrong frequently, but only when I can back it up with either data or solid reasoning.

Besides, anyone can tell their boss they're wrong. Telling your wife she's wrong? That takes balls...
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#13 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:23 PM

You drunk again, owl? :D


How do I manage to type all this crap in such a state fcs! When I wake up and I begin to remember all the social mess I might have caused I'm like: OH THE NOS! :o
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#14 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 18836

Posted 12 June 2011 - 09:22 PM


You drunk again, owl? :D

How do I manage to type all this crap in such a state fcs! When I wake up and I begin to remember all the social mess I might have caused I'm like: OH THE NOS! :o


Sometimes I wonder if that is an excuse you use a bit TOO often.


::Oh that post that sounded incredibly stupid or trolling? I disavow all knowledge and claim I was drunk at the time. ::


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#15 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 13 June 2011 - 12:01 AM



You drunk again, owl? :D

How do I manage to type all this crap in such a state fcs! When I wake up and I begin to remember all the social mess I might have caused I'm like: OH THE NOS! :o


Sometimes I wonder if that is an excuse you use a bit TOO often.


::Oh that post that sounded incredibly stupid or trolling? I disavow all knowledge and claim I was drunk at the time. ::


If you cannot have open discussions with your employer, that's a sign your employment is on a rocky foundation, and a great warning that it's time to send out job applications elsewhere.


I have the rule of never regretting what I do or say when I drink. It does some times make me wish I didn't have to clean the mess afterwards, but that's just because when I'm sober I'm pussier. :)

I'm currently working in collaboration with another person so this wasn't about me in particular.
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#16 D.Chhetri   Members   -  Reputation: 181

Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:30 AM

This reminds me of a story my friend told me. She interns at this place and she keeps telling me how this other intern she works with keeps telling the boss that he is wrong with this code or that idea. Sometimes he does get backed up by other employees, but other times he is just flat out wrong. He hasn't gotten fired, so I guess its ok to state your opinion to your boss if you can back it up, but just don't he hard headed, duh
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#17 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:57 AM

I have the rule of never regretting what I do or say when I drink. It does some times make me wish I didn't have to clean the mess afterwards, but that's just because when I'm sober I'm pussier. :)


Isn't that like the same as regretting it just calling it something different?

#18 Tachikoma   Members   -  Reputation: 548

Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

The wrong kind of beer is a pretty fucking serious business in oz.
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#19 owl   Banned   -  Reputation: 364

Posted 13 June 2011 - 09:37 AM


I have the rule of never regretting what I do or say when I drink. It does some times make me wish I didn't have to clean the mess afterwards, but that's just because when I'm sober I'm pussier. :)


Isn't that like the same as regretting it just calling it something different?


Well no. What you said being drunk was already inside you when you were sober. I do not regret what I am. But I do try to work on my issues.
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#20 smr   Members   -  Reputation: 1553

Posted 13 June 2011 - 10:16 AM

Yes, I'll tell my boss when I think he's wrong. If your boss is any good it shouldn't take courage to do that.




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