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Crazy Yelling Guy

I used to work at a place where one of the higher-ups yelled and cursed to get his point across, and to insure that things got done. He even called people derogatory names on occasion: "That guy is a fucking ass hole!" (I can foresee increased hits to this site from people searching for porn now. Fantastic!) I often refer to him as "Crazy Yelling Guy".

For the majority of the time I worked there, I didn't like the guy, and even got into it with him once. It made for a very unpleasant work environment, and got to the point where I, and other members of my team, dreaded showing up. I believe that he eventually came to respect me somewhat, as I was able to develop some pretty handy applications to help things run a little more smoothly around there.

Looking back now, I wonder if he wasn't on to something. So often in the workplace today, everyone's concerned about being politically correct. Conflict is frowned upon, so passive-aggressive has become the newest fad in manager-employee relations.

I'm certainly not approving of hostile workplace behavior, but I don't approve of non-confrontation either. How about we meet somewhere in the middle? I think that lack of direct confrontation can be as bad, or maybe worse than hostile, direct communication.


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