Extra effort

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So, I have a colleague that likes to take the extra effort to prove herself correct.

Well, “correct” is actually subjective in this case because there are always different ways to go about things in software. Another one of those weird cliche sayings, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.”

Anyway, she didn’t like that someone other than her had found another way in the software to do something we all thought wasn’t possible at first. She found the first solution and she crowed loudly. As we began to dig in, another colleague and I found another way to do it and when we brought that to the attention of everyone on the team she protested that it wasn’t a viable way to do it.

Well, she now has spent all weekend (unpaid time) to prove that she was correct, to a degree. That her method was the bet way and there really shouldn’t be any other method used.

OK, whatever.

I’m not going to get into it. You can have your silly little victory, but we all know there is more than one way to do it. My ego isn’t that big that I have to be right.

Anyone else have a co-worker that is like this? Has to be right at all costs, doesn’t like it when you show them there are alternative ways to do things?

5 comments

  1. The Hinoeuma · May 4

    I don’t have any co-workers but, I live with someone like that…always has to be right.

    You gotta pick and choose your battles or you will stay very, very frustrated and tired.

    I say “whatever”…a LOT.

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    • backuphill · May 5

      Ah, yes, the “Whatever” response. A classic.

      I just decided to let the issue die. No need to fight that battle. As you said, its about choice and I don’t have a burning need to be right. Well, maybe I do, but I am smart about it. LOL

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  2. Oh yes, absolutely, to your question. The one I came across didn’t have the same logical way of thinking as others, so it’s hard to even discuss the issue, let alone showing him factual arguments. Only his ways were the best ways. It’s exhausted talking to him every time. He ended up leaving the team.

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    • backuphill · May 5

      Yeah, I guess my question was kind of a silly one, right? I think we all have had someone on our team at one time or another that is that way. It can be VERY frustrating!

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