That Really Burns My Biscuits! #3

burnt biscuit

Ya know what really burns my biscuits?

Passive Aggressive Behavior!!

I work with a couple of passive aggressive people. They will intentionally wait until the last minute to finish their portion of a report or project that I need to submit, knowing damn well that I like to submit my reports and projects early in case there are any mistakes I need to fix, or if the state decides last minute that I need to add something because they changed their policy and failed to notify anyone, (the latter happens WAY more often than it should) I still have time to make the changes before the deadline. However, due to those people who put it off until the last possible minute, I usually can’t submit it until the day the report is due. This drives me absolutely crazy!!

These same people will also put passive aggressive statements in emails, or make some sort of snide remark when it is completely uncalled for! If they have something to say, why can’t they just say it? Why must they throw these slight jabs into emails, or make an insulting remark after an issue has been resolved?!?!

UGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!

ugh

I swear I’m going to eye roll myself into another dimension if things don’t change soon!!!

What about you? Does passive aggressive behavior make you want to strangle the life out of someone? 

I’d love to hear your rants!

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

 

 

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21 Responses to That Really Burns My Biscuits! #3

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I don’t like burnt biscuits…

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  2. I’m with ya! Procrastination burns my biscuits too 😡

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    • kristianw84 says:

      I can be a bit of a procrastinator sometimes, but not with important things. And never for malicious intent. It’s usually with household chores, and it’s because my brain is so fried when I get home from work that just the thought of lifting a broom is too much! Lol. But yes, on projects and reports, I’m all about being early!! Ugh, so frustrating!!!

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  3. Ah, you’ve got to love a passive aggressive email

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    • kristianw84 says:

      Right?!?! I just want to say “I know that little slide remark was directed at me, even though all of management is copied on the email. Just say what you have to say!” Ugh!!! It drives me crazy!! I just want to tell them all to grow up, and the sad thing is they’re all older than me by at least 20 years!! LOL!!! So much for leading by example!!

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  4. The V Pub says:

    Yup. Procrastination is the devil’s burnt biscuit. 😀 It’s especially burning when you are the one responsible for meeting a deadline. Uggh indeed!

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  5. Brad Osborne says:

    Part of the problem here may be that of expectations. I expect everyone on the team to be as dedicated, hard-working, and geared to excellence as I am. But that is an unrealistic expectation. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and they clearly are not. That expectation is consistently not met, and yes, very frustrating. But we can only be responsible for our own actions, and expecting others to care as much as we do may not be reasonable. I have no good advice to deal with the situation. Although they will never be you, thank God, you will never be them!

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    • kristianw84 says:

      You are right. That is part of the problem. I need to stop using the word “should” so much. But when I send them a report & I ask for it back by a specific time, they will go to the grant & look up the actual due date & get it to me on the same day it’s due. If they put as much effort into their work as they did bring petty, things would run a lot more smoothly. And this goes back to respect. They “should” have enough respect & common courtesy to get the report back when I ask for it, especially when I give them at least a week to complete the report, but even that is asking too much with some people. All I know is they think I’m a bitch because I copy the CEO on every email. So he sees the time stamps. He knows my portion was completed weeks ahead of time, & that I asked the others to complete their portion early, so in the cases where it does come back with something that needs to be fixed, & is now considered late, my ass is covered. Lol. If that makes me a bitch, then so be it. One would think they’d learn their lesson by now, but I have also learned just how stupid people are, & I can’t wait until we get a new CEO who has a spine & won’t put up with their crap!! Lol. Sorry to vent so much, but you’re right, until I learn to stop expecting so much from people, I will continue to be frustrated & disappointed. Thank you for reading!!

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      • Brad Osborne says:

        Vent away Kristian, I feel your pain and frustration! Is there anyway to hold them to account when they do not meet the date you had set for them? Regardless of what the grant says?

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      • kristianw84 says:

        Unfortunately, no. And I have complained multiple times, but the CEO has a soft spot in his heart for one of them, so she gets away with more crap than she should. So until he retires or I find another job, it is what it is. The good thing is all of our funders know the majority of our problems come from finance due to their lack of professionalism & laziness, so when there are issues, they get yelled at by the funders.

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  6. parkermccoy says:

    Another biscuit-burner post! Woohoo! I love these! Yeah, passive aggressive is the worst and it’s usually an insult to your intelligence, as if the jab won’t be obvious. People should be more straight-shooters and drop this crap. I’d rather have somebody tell me I suck at something rather than say your work “kind of” gets the point across. Kind of? What is that? Just tell me what you think. Haha. I think this does lead to some good ideas for dialogue. A lot of comedians take situations like this and spin them into pure gold. Great post as always!

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  7. I swear I’m going to eye roll myself into another dimension if things don’t change soon!!!!!

    Ha ha – excellent line!

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