Employees Raising Awareness

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Employees Raising Awareness features fictional short stories loosely based on the real life experience of employees in the workplace as they strive to be productive resources. Use the fictional stories to comment or provide your thoughts and feelings at your company's social media website or chat room such Spark, HipChat, Slack, or Circuit. You will gain more insight by collaborating on the inside with your fellow co-workers and aligning with your company policies using the fictitious scenarios.  As you read the stories, keep in mind that the employees see the business from the bottom up. Rarely does upper management know exactly what is going on at the bottom. A lot goes on that the corporate leaders are not aware of and will never know.

Use this service as a reference to relate to various situations in the workplace and make your own decisions how you will handle them. The service also provides a platform for employees to share their stories anonymously and have them featured at this site if selected.

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All Talk and No Substance

Tobiath is a very savvy communicator.  He is like the golden boy of corporate America.  He has management wrap around his figures just based on the words that come out of his mouth.  He provides no substance, but he is really good at piggy backing off of other ideas.  One of his favorite comments is “I disagree”.  Sometimes he does not know what he is disagreeing to, but thinks it gives him power to say the words.  For the younger employees the words are intimidating, but for the more senior employees, Tobiath is a joke.  He talks a good game, but there is never any substance.

Even though he provides no real value, management is still impressed with his savvy communication skills.  It makes him highly visible and visibility tends to mean that you are productive.  Tobiath loves to latch on to others ideas.  With his excellent communication skills, he is able to sell the idea as his own.  Typically, it is the behind the scenes employees that are impacted.  Usually these people do not care about the politics and preferred to be left alone so that they can get their jobs done.  Tobiath capitalizes on this behavior and when he is done with the person, he chews them up and spits them out.  It makes him look important if he can rid the company of employees by managing them out.

If you know anyone like Tobiath, steer away from that person as much as possible.  If you cannot avoid this person due to project responsibilities, make sure you document and communicate your own ideas first.  It is very annoying to have to sit in meetings listening to a bunch of windbags talking about nothing, delivering nothing, and thinking that asking questions and commenting on others ideas make them special.  Tobiath is good people and sometimes people like Tobiath are needed to spice things up, otherwise, work may be boring.

  • Do you know anyone like Tobiath in your work place?  
  • How can you help people like Tobiath?

 

1.   All Talk and No Substance

Tobiath is a very savvy communicator.  He is like the golden boy of corporate America.  He has management wrap around his figures just based on the words that come out of his mouth.  He provides no substance, but he is really good at piggy backing off of other ideas.  One of his favorite comments is “I disagree”.  Sometimes he does not know what he is disagreeing to, but thinks it gives him power to say the words.  For the younger employees the words are intimidating, but for the more senior employees, Tobiath is a joke.  He talks a good game, but there is never any substance.

Even though he provides no real value, management is still impressed with his savvy communication skills.  It makes him highly visible and visibility tends to mean that you productive.  Tobiath loves to latch on to others ideas.  With his excellent communication, he is able to sell the idea as his own.  Typically, it is the behind the scenes employee that are impacted.  Usually these people do not care about the politics and preferred to be left alone so that can get their job done.  Tobiath capitalizes on this behavior and when he is done with the person, he chews them up and spit them out.  It makes him look important if he can rid the company of employees by managing them out.

If you know anyone like Tobiath, steer away from that persona as much as possible.  If you cannot avoid this person due to project responsibilities, make sure you document and communicate your own ideas first.  It is very annoying to have to sit in meetings listening to a bunch of windbags talking about nothing, delivering nothing, and thinking that asking questions and commenting on others ideas make them special.  Tobiath is good people and sometimes people like Tobiath are needed to spice things up, otherwise, work may be boring.

 Do you know anyone like Tobiath in your work place?  How can you help people like Tobiath?


Your story can be featured above.  Submit a fictional version of your job experience.  We reserve the right to edit any deragatory comments and publish as a featured story.  Do not use last names or actual company names. Click "Submit Story" on the main menu.

 

 


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