People who take undue credit!
I am a business consultant, and apart from training and report writing I provide a degree of system support as well. Because everything I do is charged to my client, it is first approved by a go-between (GB) who works for my client. It’s not too tricky; it usually just takes an email to let GB know what’s happening. But if I’m nearby I’ll go there and have a quick chat.
Today when I stopped by to let GB know something had been resolved- there was already someone in the office with GB. To be polite, I was going to leave, but they stopped talking and acknowledged me and I told GB the error had been fixed… the other person cracked a joke about me going round breaking things, and I said nuh-uh, I am the fixer. Then GB looks at me and says “I’m still so busy with such-and-such, thank you for doing that for me…” As if GB was supposed to fix the hiccup personally!
And yes I know- my reputation for mostly irrational suspicion (paranoia in other words) doesn’t put my little observation in a favourable light and it could have been a perfectly innocent comment… but GB has a reputation as well, and I’ve had my fingers burnt before!!
Then again… GB IS the client, so I just walked away smiling ever so calmly.
I must really remember to thank my doctor for my Nuzak…
There Is Never An Excuse
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