tea boy

Kuwait
December 30, 2006 5:12am CST
Our tea boy or office runner work in the company for almost 6 years now but I noticed that most of the employee are commenting on how he act and response to everyone. Even me if I call him and ask a cup of tea he will said later or talk more than he should say. I don’t like his attitude but what I can do even the most superior employee in the company don’t talk about his attitude I don’t know they are letting this man to act like senior to them. Just a moment ago our advertising director asks him about something and he said, slowly-slowly I have too much work Armando he don’t respect the man by calling him at least Mr. Armado or sir. As if he talks like superior to any one here. I don’t like his way of answering to anyone even to some regular guest.
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19 responses
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
30 Dec 06
Hi. If Mr.Armando isn't offended by this man, then what is YOUR problem? Maybe this tea boy, after six years of feeling degraded by your emotional 'caste system', is just a little 'fed up', ....had enough of the other's people's attitudes towards him, ....and has become a tad bit 'snarly'. I think it wrong to believe that one person is better than another. All people are different, not better or lower! We all have our special talents and work to do. Maybe if this person was treated like an equal, he will behave as so. Think about this please...
• Kuwait
30 Dec 06
as i write this post mr.armando still mad and want to beat him but control his behavior and let it go and direct to the general manager to discuss this thing since we already recieve some comments from the guest,, that is my problem since it is my duty to monitor the behavior of the employee,,
• Ireland
31 Dec 06
Wanted to beat him?! Heavens! If he does I hope you call the police to arrest your boss!
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
30 Dec 06
well teach him his lesson then to be obedient to ppl around
• Kuwait
30 Dec 06
yes your right, hope this will be on action on this work coming back 2007 thanks comment really appreciated..
• India
31 Dec 06
Its happening in mostly all offices. As those boys not educated well, they behave like this dear!
@fayzah (253)
• United States
31 Dec 06
To be obedient? He is a human for g sake, not a dog. Maybe u need to learn how to respect yourself, before u can respect others, I agree with contr.queen she is correct, it's like a slave running errors for you, whom are too lazy to get up and make your tea, but by labling the poor man a tea boy is very racial and degrading.
@lulylove (1561)
• Brazil
30 Dec 06
I think that this happens in much office. The employee happens therefore the necessíta company of the total persistence of all. But weight that exists other forms of speaking to an employee where it is missed.
• Kuwait
30 Dec 06
i just observed that he grow his head like someone in possition too, its not that im in a racial or something but we should act as what we are in our place or work even in our family..
• Kuwait
30 Dec 06
yes your right, thanks comment really appreciated
• India
30 Dec 06
This happens in some offices. There the administration should act immeadiately to do something on it.If they fail to take a action immeadiately, it not only affects the working persons but the company also. Because the performance of the company depends upon the working efficiency of the employees, if they continuously get annoyed by somebody in the same office,they can't concentrate on their work interestingly. This will affect the whole company in turn. So it should be corrected immeadiately.
• Kuwait
30 Dec 06
thanks, yeah i hope they will put on action on what they told us..
@lulylove (1561)
• Brazil
30 Dec 06
I agree to you. The owner of the company has all the right to demand very of its employees. But weight that exists other forms of speaking to an employee where it is missed.
@nuffsed (1275)
31 Dec 06
Perhaps this young person started as a "Tea boy", became an "office runner" and now is a "General Assistant". One would expect that he has learned to be more useful and added to his abilities over the time he has been with the company. If not, the company should have removed him and hired a new Tea boy, if so, the why not recognise and reward his loyalty with the more respectful job title? It may well be true that as he has learned more of the working of the company he is too busy to just stop what he is doing and make tea, or it may be that it is time to employ a younger tea boy and make better use of the "General Assistant". His attitude and politeness may be in need of comment, but six years is too long to be a tea boy, (unless he has no brain).
@mansha (6301)
• India
31 Dec 06
I totally agree with everyone that if you show respect you get respect too. I think have a talk with the boy and ask him to behave in a proper way and while speaking to him be respectful and firm. If you speak in low voice and tell him you dont expect such behavior from him he will surely mend his ways too.
@16011987 (15)
• India
31 Dec 06
u need to put a full stop to such people or else this would be even worse .the adminstration should take it seriouly and should give him a strict warning .u people should remind his place in the office...
• India
31 Dec 06
i cant understand u r problem.
• India
31 Dec 06
The condition u mentioned is so horrible for an employee.The company managment has to take care of the above situation.Even though the person is senior he has to give respect the superiors.So,i think the person should be sent out of the company by the managment
• India
31 Dec 06
it might happen in some offices who give space to these kinda people but not everywhere coz in some administration they don allow such kinda boys inside there campus, i don know much abt this since am still studying. might be i ll know abt this later when i take up a job. so anyway thanks fr ur post which alerted me even these kinda problems ll take place in offices
• United States
31 Dec 06
some people think they are great but they not.some think they are important but they are not.your tea man may want some tips so he behaves like that
@suny1946 (275)
• China
31 Dec 06
adorable boy
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
Well for a start I have been a tea lady in my time but I never had to make tea/coffee when anybody asked we had our time for tea breaks and I was complimented on how I made the tea/coffee and I was also paid more for doing my work the way no other employees made their tea breaks. I do not think that he has a right to be disrespectful to anyone though.
• Ireland
30 Dec 06
I personally would not work for somebody, in ANY position, who wanted me to call him sir!!! Wow - how arrogant to expect an employee to act like you are better than them!
@johnalan (64)
• Malaysia
30 Dec 06
Many people act like they are superior when they work longer time in the company. They start to act big and arrogant. If I were the boss, i will sure fired him cause he bring no contribution to the company.
• India
30 Dec 06
please report to concerned officials about his mis-behavior.there should be code of conduct.he has to follow it.report to the concerned officials and urge them to take actions.at least they can warm him of his behavior with others.he should be taught a lesson.let him be the boss or a tea guy everybody should know what manners is.
• United States
30 Dec 06
if it bothers you that much i would talk to someone about it that will talk to him hopefully he will change because his attitude should not be like this especially where this is his job.
@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
30 Dec 06
Well I think if its attitude isnt nice he should be told so.I dont think he should be spoken to any less cause hes a tea boy.But if his attitude is not professional he realy needs to change this.
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I am suprised that he has been around for almost 6 yrs if he has a bad attitude and work ethic. I would have gotten rid of him a long time ago. You would think that someone would surely have said something to him by now.