I am VERY ready to go home. Another hour, 10 mins, or so.

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    That's all.

    My boss received a request for help on a project from another department; I was cc'd. She was out of the area, so told the requesting, via reply email, I'd 'give it a shot (to finish the spreadsheet they needed help with before a specific time)'. Later she chastised me for responding in a 'disrespectful' way - a way that will only increase 'stress' on the person asking. She went on saying the person asking was 'VERY busy' and my flippant remark could only serve to frustrate him; I shouldn't be so casual in my emails. Cut and dry...that's the Army way.

    Can you have this for me by 1500 today?


    "I'll give it a shot"

    Unprofessional. Disrespectful. Flippant.

    Right. Sure.

    I just don't get it.


    rant over.
     
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    I am soooooooo glad I no longer work for the military....
     
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    Didn't they teach you how to say "Yes, sir!" in Basic?

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    What, no smilie?
     
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    He must be really upset!
     
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    I meant after "I'll give it a shot", but you're right too!
     
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    hell i was ready to go home at 1900 (thats 7 to civilians and national guardsmen :laugh: ) but that didnt stop me from getting off at 9! cant beat over time though
     
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    that is what you get for taking time out from posting to do work and help others

    remember no good deed goes unpunished
     
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