They Said It’s GOOD to Criticize Co-Workers. Here Are My Critiques…
A new study found that it may be good to criticize your co-workers. In fact, they might appreciate how BAD you think they are at their job.
So, I'm going to take the time to tell my co-workers what they can improve on in order to be better workers. To help them. I'm a helper. It's what I do.
- Goose: You're work station is messy and unorganized. You hide the good candy in the back of the desk where I have to get on my knees and practically clear out the whole drawer in order to reach it. It's like you don't want me to have them or something.
- Dwyer: You leave your hair ties all over the place. As a person who is, let's say, "follicley challenged" I find this an aggressive maneuver to assert your dominance over me and those like me. Hiring a guy named "Hairball" was particularly upsetting.
- Michaels: You've taken all the cool hobbies. So now, listening to Rush while driving a Blue Comet train looks like we're ripping you off. I guess the rest of us will have to find lame hobbies like playing guitar &/or drinking beer.
The study goes on to say there's an easy way to decide if you should speak up. Just ask yourself, "Would I want them to be honest with ME if the roles were reversed?" and the answer is...no. I'm not interested in becoming better. My mom says I'm perfect just the way I am.
Oh and I guess it's supposed to be "constructive" criticism.