I have the privilege of working with my wife. She is at my place of employment filling in for 6 weeks. My boss is the manager of IT dept and I am a software developer. My boss has a habit of what he calls “needling” people if they ask for help. This usually amounts to him acting like a teenager who doesn’t want to go to great uncle bill’s place.
Anyway, my wife came to him with a problem with a program. She offered the observation of what she thought happened based on her 4 years experience at that position 2 years ago (she is off while we have a family). He proceeds to give her such a hard time that she…she…she cried!!!
Now I have pretty much given up pugilism as a legitamate form of conflict resolution (back in my younger years it was different) but HE MADE MY WIFE CRY!!
I’m sitting here trying to do some relaxation techniques before I erupt. I have a vicious temper that I am quite able to keep in check until someone targets a member of my family. Diplomacy is actually my strong suit except when dealing with a hurt family member.
My wife is pregnant so she quite possibly cries easier than normal but that is still no excuse.
I believe that she deserves an apology.
Someone respond before I go do or say something while still “in the moment”.