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Old 12-20-07, 07:55 AM
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So who else gets yelled at, at work?

There are two partners here, then two associates and two paralegals.

The 4 non-partners literally get yelled at on what seems like a daily basis. It can be for small things (most things are small things, since almost everything can be corrected, amended, supplemented, etc.).

Anyone else endure this?
Old 12-20-07, 07:58 AM
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No, I'm a grown man. I wouldn't tolerate being yelled at like a child.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
No, I'm a grown man. I wouldn't tolerate being yelled at like a child.
Ditto. Especially by some blowhard partner in a cute little micro-firm.
Old 12-20-07, 08:03 AM
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I think if you look in the manual for being a TV director you'll see that yelling at people is bullet point 4. My job is to fill in for other directors when they are off and fellow employees always rejoice to see me because they know I'll never yell at them. How silly is that?
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No way, I would never stand for that.
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I am a "grown man," too, which is why I can't just up and quit when I have a family to provide for.
Old 12-20-07, 08:11 AM
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I worked for a yeller at one point, I quit.
Old 12-20-07, 08:14 AM
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I am a "grown man," too, which is why I can't just up and quit when I have a family to provide for.
Of course not, but you can earnestly seek a position at another firm (one with partners who aren't asshats) rather than just stick it out here.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
No, I'm a grown man. I wouldn't tolerate being yelled at like a child.
Me either. I've dealt with a few assholes on the telephone who started yelling. I simply hung up on them.
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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
No, I'm a grown man. I wouldn't tolerate being yelled at like a child.
I worked for a yeller a couple of years ago. It was a small interior design firm and everyone else just put up with it. He went on business trips about 50% of the time, and it was so sad to see everyone act like it was a week-long party without him.

He returned from one of these business trips in a foul mood for whatever reason and decided to yell at me. I turned around and walked away from him.

I got fired about a month later.
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I do from time to time. I generally tend to yell right back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
I think if you look in the manual for being a TV director you'll see that yelling at people is bullet point 4. My job is to fill in for other directors when they are off and fellow employees always rejoice to see me because they know I'll never yell at them. How silly is that?
When I ran camera for a local ABC affiliate, the director would shout at people over the headset. I never took it personally as he did it to everyone and then would apologize after the broadcast.
Old 12-20-07, 08:38 AM
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That kind of stuff doesn't really fly these days in most types of jobs.
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I used to be - just a few months ago - but I finally had enough and am now at another company.

He wasn't just a yeller, but a cusser as well. Every day it was "mother fucker" this and "fucking" that. Just got to be really old, really quick.

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Old 12-20-07, 08:44 AM
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Yes, constantly.

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Originally Posted by LiquidSky
When I ran camera for a local ABC affiliate, the director would shout at people over the headset. I never took it personally as he did it to everyone and then would apologize after the broadcast.
I've seen some crazy stuff. It's calmed down and not quite as tolerated today, but a director called a girl in the control room the "C" word ten years ago and didn't get fired. Yowza.
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ive had scissors thrown at me at my last job. Where im at now, theres LOTS of yelling mostly between the older guys. Just last summer A 67 year old exec started a fist fight with another 60 year old exec--the secretaries had to hold them back. In meetings theres usually a lot of yelling and REALLY nasty words exchanged. Sometimes its over the stupidest things. Its usually isolated to the top brass/salesmen so it just keeps it interesting for us peons.
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In 24 years as a secretary, I worked for a couple of these yelling types. One of them actually threatened to kill me during one of his temper tantrums. It was like being a battered wife. I worked for him for 2-1/2 years and it was very hard on my health, emotionally and physically.

I quit to take my (now former) job with the church. A few years after I quit, Mr. Temper Tantrum was forced into retirement when an investigation proved that he had a history of abusive behavior toward subordinates, particularly women.
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RE: People who stay in these jobs with yellers--I worked in a place where one guy was constantly picked on by a manager, yelling and such. His philosophy was that one day the guy would hit him and he'd get a lot of money out of it. It shed light after he said that when he would lean back in his chair and smirk at the yeller.
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I was once in a meeting with a (former) senior executive. She called out of the open conference room door to her admin asked asked her to check on something. When the response didn't come back quickly enough, she started (literally) screaming in an extremely personal and belittling way. I'm talking complete meltdown. It was extremely uncomfortable as there were about 10 other people in the room.

Apparently, this wasn't the first time she'd completely lost it. She had a reputation as an arrogant ass. Luckly, the President ended up firing her (whether it was for the yelling or for her crappy performance is lost to the sands of time).

There's 6,000 people in my office, the only thing keeping us from a full scale riot is politeness and professionalism. Yelling just doesn't fly here at all.
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Hey, work is stressful!

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Originally Posted by Charlie Goose
No, I'm a grown man. I wouldn't tolerate being yelled at like a child.
When I worked at Netflix last year, I had some wanna be supervisor yell at me and then snap his fingers and point to the ground. Yeah, that did not go over so well. I informed his boss that if it happened again I'd be shoving his fingers where the sun don't shine.
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Originally Posted by Toad
There are two partners here, then two associates and two paralegals.

The 4 non-partners literally get yelled at on what seems like a daily basis. It can be for small things (most things are small things, since almost everything can be corrected, amended, supplemented, etc.).

Anyone else endure this?
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It doesn't bother me... I'm hearing impaired.

My boss sometimes yells whenever he's in bad mood/under lot of stress. When I worked in receiving department, I get yelled at by crybabies truck drivers.
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No, I wouldn't put up with that.

My wife had a job like this delivering pizza years and years ago. The guy that ran the store would flip out and scream and yell and throw hot pizza pans at people and around the store. I couldn't believe that he got away with that.

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