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Rants.
05-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Post: #180
RE: Rants.
So, there is a male employee under me I've nicknamed Iago.

If you are unfamiliar with the story of Othello, let me tell you about it.

Othello is a Moor King who is married to a white woman (scandalous at the time), one who loves him very much. Iago, one of his closest advisors, from jealousy and resentment decides to destroy Othello, and he does so by whispering in his ear. Othello, who is completely confident in his kingship and his wife's fidelity, begins to doubt her, and soon is convinced she is cheating on him. In response, he kills her.

What few people realize is that for Othello to doubt Desdemona, he first had to doubt himself and his own judgement. It was only after losing faith in his wisdom and discernment that he falls prey to Iago's misleadings, lies, etc.

This man at work, this Iago spends all his time whispering in my ear all the things he thinks I'm doing wrong, or makes comments about my speed (speed for its own sake accomplishes nothing; speed has to be balanced with accuracy) or whatever else.

If I do x job in y minutes, he'll do 2x in y-20 minutes. He always has to be better than me in everything, and will try to rig competitions as a way of establishing his superiority (he lost the one he proposed.) He also gives ridiculous advice that, if followed, would result in epic loss of sales.

Now, everyone sees through him and consequently he's making an idiot of himself, and digging his grave deeper every minute. BUT, underneath THIS self-confidence is a woman (me) who doubts herself, and by initially giving way to his belittlings and criticism, I'm having a hard time recovering from it.

I don't know if he wants me to quit so he can take the job (quite honestly, the maintenance guy would be hired for the position before Iago; management has told me that - they would never make him a manager), or if he's just a giant Narcissistic Personality who needs narcissistic ego supply or what, but I'm about ready to punch him in the nose.

I'm so angry that I fear that in a confrontation, I would be completely honest and say things I shouldn't say, and that it would get me coached or fired. I want him off my team, though, because through encouragement and positive reinforcement I've gotten more work out of these guys in one month than the old manager did in three months. Iago is the only negative in the pool of positivity, and I am sick, sick unto death of it!

Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. CS Lewis.
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RE: Rants. - Firefly - 06-11-2012, 12:38 AM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 06-11-2012, 01:00 AM
RE: Rants. - Firefly - 06-11-2012, 01:09 AM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 06-12-2012, 01:52 AM
RE: Rants. - Londonlipton - 06-12-2012, 04:25 AM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 06-12-2012, 09:42 AM
RE: Rants. - cblodg - 06-12-2012, 02:40 PM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 06-12-2012, 04:33 PM
RE: Rants. - BEE. - 06-14-2012, 05:04 PM
RE: Rants. - mirandagirl - 06-21-2012, 06:38 PM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 06-21-2012, 08:12 PM
RE: Rants. - mirandagirl - 06-21-2012, 09:32 PM
RE: Rants. - Firefly - 06-22-2012, 12:43 AM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 07-03-2012, 01:21 AM
RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 07-03-2012, 11:43 PM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 07-04-2012, 12:13 AM
RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 07-04-2012, 12:21 AM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 07-04-2012, 12:31 AM
RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 07-04-2012, 12:37 AM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 07-04-2012, 01:00 AM
RE: Rants. - leftbehind. - 07-11-2012, 06:43 PM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 07-11-2012, 06:55 PM
RE: Rants. - leftbehind. - 07-11-2012, 06:58 PM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 07-11-2012, 07:01 PM
RE: Rants. - michelle. - 07-11-2012, 07:06 PM
RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 07-23-2012, 05:16 AM
RE: Rants. - gallagher - 09-03-2012, 12:54 AM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 09-17-2012, 03:26 AM
RE: Rants. - BEE. - 09-21-2012, 04:00 PM
RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 09-24-2012, 04:30 PM
RE: Rants. - teamnoelftw. - 09-24-2012, 06:29 PM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 09-25-2012, 01:14 AM
RE: Rants. - BEE. - 09-26-2012, 01:55 PM
RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 09-26-2012, 06:25 AM
RE: Rants. - gallagher - 10-02-2012, 10:21 AM
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RE: Rants. - Londonlipton - 10-02-2012, 04:12 PM
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RE: Rants. - gallagher - 11-06-2012, 11:03 PM
RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 11-09-2012, 04:35 AM
RE: Rants. - Londonlipton - 11-11-2012, 01:48 PM
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RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 01-03-2013, 04:29 AM
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RE: Rants. - mariahh. - 05-03-2013, 05:53 PM
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RE: Rants. - puckleberryftwx - 06-20-2013, 10:24 AM
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RE: Rants. - Londonlipton - 07-25-2013, 12:47 PM
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Rants. - michelle. - 01-01-2012, 12:17 PM
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RE: Rants. - mirandagirl - 01-02-2012, 04:35 PM
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RE: Rants. - mirandagirl - 01-02-2012, 05:04 PM
RE: Rants. - LuuuuuM - 01-02-2012, 06:22 PM
RE: Rants. - michelle. - 01-04-2012, 07:30 PM
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RE: Rants. - mirandagirl - 01-04-2012, 11:03 PM
RE: Rants. - Fruitfly - 01-05-2012, 09:11 AM
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RE: Rants. - Stephanie - 01-22-2012, 07:36 PM
RE: Rants. - Londonlipton - 01-23-2012, 12:05 PM
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RE: Rants. - christiejlove - 01-25-2012, 08:34 PM
RE: Rants. - LoveYourFaith_OD - 01-26-2012, 12:04 AM
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RE: Rants. - teamnoelftw. - 02-01-2012, 01:01 PM
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RE: Rants. - mariahh. - 01-26-2012, 01:57 PM
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RE: Rants. - michelle. - 02-05-2012, 03:09 PM
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RE: Rants. - Fruitfly - 02-13-2012, 06:34 AM
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