We’ve covered this before, but I reiterate: there’s a time to stand your ground, and there’s a time to back down gracefully. It’s a simple task for most to know the difference…but I mean, don’t ever be this girl.
Thankfully, the majority of my office (which lately has been a reality show) has not only taken this tidbit into consideration but carried it out on a personal level. Professionalism is key; however, there’s always that one person that not only crosses the line but consistently stampedes through it.
Everyone also watches that person from behind their computer screen, notepad and massive iced coffees knowing they will inevitably crash and burn.
Today, we did just that. It looked a little like this.
Know better than to get on a conference call seemingly hammered.
Also know better than to yell into the phone on said call and make inappropriate comments regarding your professional (and personal) achievements.
When your boss then asks you to give something up, relinquish it. He owns the damn company.
Try not to flip out at said boss when he makes this request.
Try to at least show up for work the next day.
Cause: Being a Diva
Effect: Having your boss send your interns home, refuse your entry to the office and effectively remove you. Oops. Lesson learned for the culprit.