Exponential developing species, at work, regardless of the industry concerned.
It is a gifted being when it comes to be a pain in the ass, sticking to you like a blood-sucker. Sometimes (well in fact it’s often), it will leave you speechless with its observations or its attitude, that we wouldn’t have foreseen for a bit :
Scenario 1 :
- The Jackass: « You sent me an email with the actions to take on Project X. Do I have to do what you asked me to? »
- Then me in my head:
- But me in real life: « Yes Gertrude, please, I would very much like you to follow the instructions I bothered to give you. »
Scenario 2 :
- Me: « Gertrude, I would like you to modify the following provisions of this contract, because the sections of the law changed a few months ago. Thank you. »
- The Jackass: « No! »
- Me: « Excuse me??!!!??? »
- The Jackass: « Come on, it’s ok. The sections have changed, but it’ll be ok with a bit of research… »
- Me in my head:
- But me in real life: « Gertrude, this is not what I call working thoroughly, particularly for a lawyer. The sections have changed and I expect you to mention the right sections in this contract. And in case it wasn’t clear enough, when I ask you to do something, just do it. »
Scenario 3 :
- Me: « Gertrude, I need 4 copies of this document. Could you please take care of that, thank you ? »
- The INTERN Jackass: « Hum no, I didn’t graduate from 5 years of law school to make photocopies… »
- Then me, back to my senses: « Hum, actually yes, unless you wanna be unemployed… »
Scenario 4 (the last one) :
So I’m asking: “How do you handle jackasses?”
Because, as you got it, my first idea was to smash them against a wall… But it’s very likely that I may face charges for assault and battery, and frankly speaking, I don’t want to end up in jail, and certainly not because of jackasses.
Yoga and belly breathing help a bit, but it’s not enough…
I often wonder where they come from, and when they first appeared. Clearly they’re different from us, at least from me. They don’t have the same brain connections.
The jackass loves making simple things difficult, indulge in laziness, thinks it’s above everything and everyone, is arrogant and disrespectful, certain and self-confident when talking bullshit, and all that without event noticing…
The craziest thing is that they are still there, in the organisation, they are never fired, they stick to their seat,… THEY ARE STILL THERE… !!!!
Anyone having an answer to this mystery, I’m interested!