The office 'scolding email' thread

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Badgers, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    anyone else unsuprised its the head of a recruitment business?
  2. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    This one is not so much scolding, but seeking to prevent a situation where a scolding may be necessary ....

  3. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    ...why is the milk in the server room

    or why is the server room on the way to the milk room

    I see no situation in which this is good
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  4. 8115

    8115 sitting down is bad for you

    Everybody likes warm server room milk. Mmm mmmm.
  5. nadia

    nadia Well-Known Member

    the server room at my place is one of the only places with air con
  6. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    They generally do, servers generate a lot of heat and need cooling. In a sense they are good places to also keep milk. In another sense, the milk/server interaction sense, they are really bad places to keep milk.
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  7. kalmatthew

    kalmatthew Lurker Extrodinaire

    Why does the server room have carpet?
  8. nadia

    nadia Well-Known Member

    in recent weeks we have welcomed the trickle of cold air seeping from the bottom of the locked server room
  9. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Servers get anxious if footsteps around them are too loud.
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  10. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

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  11. LeytonCatLady

    LeytonCatLady Well-Known Member

    The reason I quit my last job was because of a manager who emailed me about a very minor mistake I had made - the type that everyone on the team had made at some point. Fair enough, it was her job to give feedback, but I didn't like the fact that she felt it necessary to copy in the whole team (peppered with a whole load of red bolded text and "We should ALWAYS follow X procedure. NEVER Y procedure. EVER. I won't tell you again." (I hadn't been told in the first place.) I emailed her back (just her, I wasn't horrible enough to embarrass her back) to explain that I was happy for her to let me know about errors so I could correct them but I would appreciate it if she didn't CC other people unless they were also managers who oversaw my work.

    I was dragged into a meeting with her and the manager she reported to, they said they were "very disappointed" at my reaction and that they would "never have thought it of me". They wanted me to apologise to her for "challenging her authority". I refused and was told I'd be disciplined if I didn't. I told them I'd save them the bother and walked straight out! That's when I began busking. I was sorry to leave my teammates behind, particularly one bloke, but we're still friends today.

    TLDR: Fuck managers who humiliate staff and treat them like children.
  12. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    The fridge was being replaced. Whilst running down the old fridge it made the carpet tiles in the kitchen wet. They were put in the server room to dry out. There was problems with the new fridge so milk was being kept cool in the server/ carpet tile drying room. Of course. ;) :D

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