Every once in a while, you get bullied. Sometimes it’s for ridiculous reasons and other times, it kind of makes sense (even though it’s likely wrong and still sucks). Then there is one ultimate form of bullying which we’ll affectionately cite as, “The Policy Change” ‘Complaint’ Rage…
Yes, “The Policy Change Complaint Rage”, the vernacular of the corporate-minded, hog-washing, syndicate; the ‘all clear’, all lights green, go Planet of the Apes style rhetoric of the so-called Directors of departments…
This article isn’t so much about what we’re about to show you, as much as it is more so about the connotations.
We received the below notice from one of the entities we contract with:
They followed-up their website push-notification with an email which detailed this exact information plus, a few more “threatening” ‘instances’ of details.
All of this said, whether you are a student of business, seasoned professional, or old-school Fat-Cat mogul, the thing that is troublesome is the fact that there is no indication of, “Why?”
Not in the original notification and not in the private email (at least not at the time of writing this article).
Just a warning to comply or die…
Imagine someone just calls you up and says, “Hey, your house, your car, and your wife are now mine, and you owe me ten thousand dollars if you don’t comply.”
It’s the same thing (albeit not as extreme).
What happened? Who messed up? Is there a larger underlying problem? Should we stop working together now as no one can guarantee the next steps won’t be damaging? Why are we being threatened vs. counseled??
Please, pretty please, aspire to be reasonable, sensible, and pliable in your daily life’s dealings or business engagements.
Be clear, concise, and don’t bully people.
If you really must bully then at the very least, layout all the information.
Now, enough of that!
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