Officers Fighting In-Front Of The Chief Inside The Office?

@neildc (17254)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
August 25, 2011 10:36pm CST
Hiya myLotters and friends! Two of the top ranking employees had arguement about two days ago. They argued about some items missing in the files of exhibits, where only the two of them have access. They were yelling inside the office. They seem to be kids throwing bad words at each other. They both seem to be uneducated persons. Worse about the quarrel, they did it in front of our chief who at that time was having lunch. I really couldn't imagine they acted that way inside the office, in front of the boss. To think that they hold the two top positions. What do they want to prove to our chief? What do they want to show us, the lower in rank? Instead of showing respect to the boss and be good models to us. Have you experienced or witnessed a fight/quarrel between employees where you work? How do you feel about these employees fighting in-front of the boss? How did your chief or your boss reacted to the situation? ~~ NEIL™~~
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@Airen214 (50)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
Oh my...That is shameful.I couldn't understand why there are people like that. I mean, couldn't really hold their temper and just immediately discuss about the issue in front of others. I haven't witnessed personally about that kind of action in my working place but I heard sometimes that my co-workers are strangely talking about something that I do not know. Later I just realized that it was about work thing. In my opinion these 2 persons don't really want to admit their mistakes. They really want to show to others that one of them has done wrong but no one admits it. That scenario is not really good in the eyes of the superior and workmates. They're trying to be safe and can possibly get the sympathy of others especially for those people who truly believe them. I think before discussing something in front of others,we should privately talk to someone first who is involved.
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
i guess that is the word i was looking for, shame. yes, they really lost their thoughts for a while and never thought how shameful they acted in front of our boss. they should at least wait a few minutes before they shout at each other, at least until the boss finished her lunch. i guess no one really wanted to give up and i think they are holding on their position, as they are the top two positions in the rank and file of this office. but they really should have not done that shameful actions, in front of the boss and even the lower in rank witnessed their fight.
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
Yeah... they don't even have the etiquette. Or maybe because they feel that they are on top and in the same rank, so they are just in the same level. How did your boss react on that? I'm sure he/she was ashamed too for having these 2 personnel in the department. Peace unto them!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
they only stopped exchanging words when our boss told them she will issue memorandum if they don't stop so they did. but the conflict between them i believe will remain.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
27 Aug 11
Both of them were probably desperate to prove to their boss that it is not their fault. But if I were the boss I'd say the fault is in both of them. And I wouldn't really feel happy about my employees fighting in front of me. And they should just have accepted that it's their fault since there's no other person to blame. I have never witnessed two employees fighting in front of their boss. Most of the employees in our office would probably have a word argument in front of our boss but they will never really fight even if inside, they are boiling with anger. And then, they would show the boss that they will kiss and make up even if they are still angry. They would still be civil and nice to each other even if the boss is not looking but they will start to backstab each other. I think that's what you call a hypocrite or a plastic.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
27 Aug 11
no one really wanted to accept they are in fault and blamed each other. that was really such an unprofessional and childish attitude to be fighting inside the office and in front of the boss. both of them are plastic people.
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
A lot of people are like that here in our office. You'll never know who your friends are or foe.
@scheng1 (24797)
• Singapore
26 Aug 11
Hi Neildc, nothing surprising, even those directors are often like that. I think you have an unrealistic expectation of those senior people. If you were to hold their salary, with their perks, you would have fought very hard to keep the salary too. They are the ones good with politics, that means to hurt others, and to show their bosses that they are more passionate in their jobs. That sometimes means they are very fierce in protecting their department, their people and their power.
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
i know about the others, even the high ranking officials. and even the much professional lawmakers, we see in the news that they even fight seems a riot. i guess they or the chief could not just hold their salaries but they can recommend to even higher officials to suspend them.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
i almost forgot about the other employees who held even much higher positions. when they were in argument, one asked the other to come out of the office so they will have a fist fight. but one who was a little smaller than the other refused to have the fist fight though he was the one who was really mad at that time. meanwhile, my original topic involves two lady officers.
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
They are deliberately showing how immature can they be and it could give a strong bad impression to the boss. thats what happens when the two are highly educated though. i am not surprised anymore. have a nice day
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
that is true buddy, they just showed how immature they are. they could have argued but not that way, immature, childish and in from of the boss.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
hello neil, This is shows that, no matter how educated a person is,the natural behavior will come out when in a provoking situation. A calm and very compose person, thu never had a high education attainment never acts rude or indifferent (but has the ability to control his/her manner) In this scenario- these people proves their true nature and who really they are within themselves have a great weekend dear brother sis, jaiho®
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
hi sis. the lower in rank is really calm and a compose person but the higher one is someone who is more immature and childish and to tell you, she have had lots of enemies in the office. a story have also been told that before she came to work with this office, she was thrown out of the company she last worked with, also with the same problem, trouble-maker is what they called her. i know the calm and compose one is more friendly, although, she also have some trouble with other employees.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
I have not witnessed a similar incident. I know for a fact that some of those who are holding high positions in the company have their own disagreements but they do their objections in a subtle way and they make sure not to show those for the rank and file to see. I think they're professional enough to agree with the other if its reasonable.
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
what i learned about this incident is, they had disagreement about certain things with regards to their job. one said this is the item and the other said it is not. but whatever the reason for their argument, it is not, i suppose, a good practice for professionals, if they really think they are, to yell at each other in front of the head of the office.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Aug 11
Hi Neil, I was my own boss for 20 years & we didn't have any fighting going on.If i had been your boss i would have stopped the fighting right quick.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
27 Aug 11
that's nice, being your own boss. our boss actually was the one who made them stop fighting right away.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
For me so bad it is because they are always argue and no one would be humbled that's the reason it is always fight.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
26 Aug 11
i think the root of their quarrel is so deep already. because you are right, they always fight. this is not actually the first time they had an argument but many times. maybe because they think they are in the highest position. and think for themselves that they are already untouchable.