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At Wits End - Part 2

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's been 3 months since I wrote part 1 and a lot can happen in 3 months. Like changing my mind about my difficult new boss D. Nothing has changed-he still repeats his instructions over and over all the while looking at me with a look that says "does she understand what I'm saying?", he is still the most OC person I've come to know, he still has sharp tongue, etc. etc. BUT I decided to give him a chance. Nothing was happening with my applications for transfer to other departments. If I cannot leave him then I have to deal with it. I decided to just do everything he said and ignore those I did not agree with.

Ignored: entering his meetings 3x in his calendar so that it sounds an alarm 3x (every 15 minutes and hour before the meeting). Once is enough!

Ignored: the out of office report (quarterly surveying the leave, training/seminar, and mission schedule of every staff in our department); we already have a whiteboard for that.

Ignored: printing out his 2-week schedule everyday (he already has this in his lotus notes calendar, in his diary, and a post it of the day's meetings on his desk)

Guess what? It worked! And now I decided he's not so bad after all. He's thoughtful and very appreciative of the work that I do. And he sounds very sincere when he says thank you.

Thoughtfulness: gave me half of his chocolate bar during overtime; got me a milo when he got coffee for himself; got my favorite flavor ice cream after doing personal stuff for him (mint chocolate chip from tillamook..yummy!)

And when he says thank you, it really sounds sincere.


HiPnCooLMoMMa October 18, 2009 at 11:43 PM  

haha, seems like you needed some convincing with the thank you part, you repeated it twice. may suhol?

Pearl October 26, 2009 at 8:02 PM  

oh... just read this...
and i was already wondering if you'll post an update to your previous entry about him --- because you kept on saying lately that you were beginning to like him...

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