Squirmy’s Advice

I called up Squirmy and asked if he had some time to talk with me about my problems with Potatohead. I don’t really care much for Squirmy but I do trust him enough to help me out in this situation because I suspect he thinks Potatohead is a loser. This afternoon we took a walk outside and I filled Squirmy in on all the bullshit that has been going on in the area since Garden Tool was moved downstairs to Sources. He didn’t seem surprised, he heard through the management grapevine that Potatohead has been causing friction and personality conflicts on almost every product line he’s been assigned to. After I gave Squirmy the lowdown I asked him what he thought I should do.

He said, “Put in a call to Master MC’s secretary and schedule an appointment with her to see him. Talk to him directly about this and make sure you tell him that you have been trying to work out your problems with Potatohead, but you haven’t had anything positive happen as a result. Don’t make accusations. Just tell him the facts and get to the point that you want out of there. He’s pretty receptive to situations like this if you go about it the right way.” Master MC is our department manager. I don’t know him well, but I have heard he is fair and open minded. Most people here seem to like him. I thanked Squirmy for his opinion and split.

Cool. I can do that. I’ll make an appointment and see what happens next. In the meantime I’m going to act slightly more abrasive towards Potatohead when he messes with me. I want him to want me out of his product line if and when his boss allows me to make a move.

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~ by factorypeasant on October 18, 2005.

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