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pecking order in the control room

Postby kachina on Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:59 am

I just got an assistant eng. job at a studio that pays, but there was an intern working there before I took that job... I can sense an edge on him that he should have been given that job , and I should have started on the bottom as the intern.. we are both of the same skill level, I just was in the right place at the right time..

any ideas as to how I can keep this tension from killing the vibe in the control room!?
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Postby johnnyshape on Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:00 am

Start wearing a pirate outfit.
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Postby kachina on Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:11 am

GENIUS!!!
Ill try it out, parrot and all
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Postby Ferrett on Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:00 am

I don't think this was a matter of right place right time type of situation. It seems like this guy just like your attitude better than the other guys. Congrats. Don't feel bad, trust me he would not have felt that way about you
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Postby John CIV on Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:36 pm

Batter him
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Postby kerble on Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:01 pm

johnnyshape wrote:Start wearing a pirate outfit.


John CIV wrote:Batter him



yarr! and serve him with hushpuppies and the coldest of slaw!


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Postby N1ck on Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:02 am

It's like jail, dude.

Just shank him next time he goes to take a piss and he's by himself.

You gotta show him what side the bread's buttered on.
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Postby SweetDaddyPatty on Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:41 am

make friends with him, ask him if you have any questions, this will let him know you value his experience
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Postby skatingbasser on Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:53 am

I think it speaks volumes to this guys character if the dude resents you because someone thinks you're better qualified.

A lot of assistants can take notes, make patches, or grab coffees. You might have been chosen because your personality fills the room better. That tension in the control room may not be you killing the vibe, but him.
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Postby japmn on Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:11 pm

If you are the same skill level I would be a little miffed too. It may boil down to a personality issue though. I would hire someone with less skill and a better personality before the opposite. Just be his friend. take him out for beers after your first day. Get him a hooker. Something like that.
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Postby USERNAME ALREADY IN USE on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:08 pm

SweetDaddyPatty wrote:make friends with him, ask him if you have any questions, this will let him know you value his experience


Then piss in his coffee. Bitch gotta LEARN YO-oh whoops capitals. They yell at me when I use capitals.
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Postby JohnnyDoglands on Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:15 am

USERNAME ALREADY IN USE wrote: They yell at me when I use capitals.


No, You yell at us when you use capitals, USERNAME ALREADY IN USE!

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Re: pecking order in the control room

Postby phil j on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:00 am

Don't think of this other guy as "the enemy". It is a fairly weak move on the management side to bring you in over the top of someone else if you both have the same skill set. It's a vote of no confidence in the other guy.

It could be that this other guy has fucked up one too many times or is unreliable or an idiot - whatever, it sounds lke they want him gone and are using you to hopefully make him go of his own accord.

Piss-poor people management to my mind. Sounds like the head engineer needs to strap on a pair and do some getting rid, rather than creating an awkward working environment for everyone.
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