Background: I am a foreign aid worker in Afghanistan and several units working for me. Two of the units are working on a joint activity. One of the units is high maintenance and IMHO lazy; they are the type to take they’re full lunch hour, go home exactly when it is quitting time; this team is also a little older and experienced (Unit A). The other unit is made up of a lot of kids in their mid to late 20s; they are a hard working bunch, they stay late, eat at their desks when necessary and generally give a shit about doing a good job (Unit B).
When I’m not around, Unit A bullies Unit B. The leader of Unit A loves to say “that’s not in my scope of work,” for any shit job he doesn’t want to do. When given a task, he also loves to ask “what is Steve doing?” Steve being a member of Unit B, implying that Steve can do the job.
Unit A is on better behavior if I am in the room, but are shits when I am not. Today, I walked into a meeting between the two units, and the leader of Unit A was saying, “why do I have to do this, what’s Steve doing?”
And I said, “he’s looking at naked pictures of your mom, how does that make you feel? Now go do your job.”
So yeah, I might be in some trouble.