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Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by RuddyFusion(m): 6:10pm On Aug 25
Today while correcting a subordinate at work on what she did wrong, she shouted at me out of blues in front of other staff members claiming that I was shouting at her, while all I did was point out what she did wrong......A few minutes later she's already at HR accusing me of repeatedly shouting at her....

It's the first time I'm experiencing this, having not done something similar to any of my bosses before, I'm at loss at how to deal with this. HR has asked me to send in my report so they can follow it up, but I don't just know if that will take care of the root cause of her actions today

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by etrange: 6:18pm On Aug 25
It is wrong to shout at anyone at work, boss and subordinate alike. Again, what people consider as shouting is subjective. You said you were pointing out her wrong doings, but you didn't tell us how. Pray tell, how did you point out what she did wrong? Was there a reason why she was criticized in the presence of others? Most importantly, can others attest to the fact that you were neither rude nor raised your voice at her? If they can, then you have nothing to worry about. HR knows the employees and they know what each is likely to do. If you're not the shouting type and if she's the problematic type, they'd know how to handle it. This shouldn't stop you from being the leader that you are or make you treat any differently.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Revolution2022(m): 7:46pm On Aug 25
Na lie.Na You first shout at her.You won boss her around.But she refused to be oppress.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by RuddyFusion(m): 7:53pm On Aug 25
etrange:
It is wrong to shout at anyone at work, boss and subordinate alike. Again, what people consider as shouting is subjective. You said you were pointing out her wrong doings, but you didn't tell us how. Pray tell, how did you point out what she did wrong? Was there a reason why she was criticized in the presence of others? Most importantly, can others attest to the fact that you were neither rude nor raised your voice at her? If they can, then you have nothing to worry about. HR knows the employees and they know what each is likely to do. If you're not the shouting type and if she's the problematic type, they'd know how to handle it. This shouldn't stop you from being the leader that you are or make you treat aby differently.

Thanks for your detailed response
It seems at some point I raised my voice but not literally the way she did as if we were in a market place....my reaction is a build up of frustration of the girls other past work related misbehaviour.,...hope to wake and handle things better going forward

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by etrange: 9:18pm On Aug 25
RuddyFusion:


Thanks for your detailed response
It seems at some point I raised my voice but not literally the way she did as if we were in a market place....my reaction is a build up of frustration of the girls other past work related misbehaviour.,...hope to wake and handle things better going forward

Nice. The essence of feedback is to correct, and you can't really correct an adult by raising your voice. You can only correct an adult by letting them know the implication of thier actions. Any altercation with her would be a win on her side cause it'll embolden her, bring you down to her level, and most importantly, it'll cast a shadow of doubt on your year-end evaluation of her because she could claim you're witch-hunting her cause of the fight. The mere fact that her progress in the organization is dependent on your feedback to the management should be enough to keep her in check. And if it doesn't, do what you must and do not feel bad about it.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by RuddyFusion(m): 8:22am On Aug 26
etrange:


Nice. The essence of feedback is to correct, and you can't really correct an adult by raising your voice. You can only correct an adult by letting them know the implication of thier actions. Any altercation with her would be a win on her side cause it embolden her, bring you down to her level, and most importantly, it'll cast a shadow of doubt on your year-end evaluation of her because she could claim you're witch-hunting her cause of the fight. The mere fact that her progress in the organization is dependent on your feedback to the management should be enough to keep her in check. And if doesn't, do what you must and do not feel bad about it.


Thanks for another solid feedback.....this can only come from a competent professional.....it's now my cross to bear and I will bear it boldly

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by pocohantas(f): 8:59am On Aug 26
No, I have never been shouted on by a subordinate at work, but I have been the subordinate that shouted on her superior.

I SHOUTED AT MY FORMER UNIT HEAD.

Why? He was toxic, a bully and was determined to make me hate my job.

Did I plan to shout at him?
No, I didn’t. However, I knew that day would come at the rate he was going. He on his part never saw it coming because I am very soft-spoken.

What happened after that?
Nothing happened. My colleagues told me to prepare for a query and I told them I am very prepared. I even told him to give me the query because he was fond of threatening us with queries. He never did that.

The silent treatment after that was very loud. At some point he started asking me the engine capacity of my car and if my iPhone charger is original.

He thought I would blow the whistle on him, given that his way wasn’t pure. I never did that, would never have done that.

Subsequently he spoke to me with respect and we had peace until I left.

I don’t know the dynamics of your own situation, but I trust HR to handle it. My own boss was a known troublemaker. So he couldn’t have reported me to HR.


That said, I am very wary of people that rush to HR. I have given queries without copying HR. Just internal and for documentation purposes. Maybe your subordinate is a greenhorn, a witch or just too forward. She has a lot to learn.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by GloriousGbola: 9:00am On Aug 26
pocohantas:
No, I have never been shouted on by a subordinate at work, but I have been the subordinate that shouted on her superior.

I SHOUTED AT MY FORMER UNIT HEAD.

Why? He was toxic, a bully and was determined to make me hate my job.

Did I plan to shout at him?
No, I didn’t. However, I knew that day would come at the rate he was going. He on his part never saw it coming because I am very soft-spoken.

What happened after that?
Nothing happened. My colleagues told me to prepare for a query and I told them I am very prepared. I even told him to give me the query because he was fond of threatening us with queries. He never did that.

The silent treatment after that was very loud. At some point he started asking me the engine capacity of my car and if my iPhone charger is original.

He thought I would blow the whistle on him, given that his way wasn’t pure. I never did that, would never have done that.

Subsequently he spoke to me with respect and we had peace until I left.

I don’t know the dynamics of your own situation, but I trust HR to handle it. My own boss was a known troublemaker. So he couldn’t have reported me to HR.

I am trying to imagine your voice amplified, and I just can't. grin
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by pocohantas(f): 9:07am On Aug 26
GloriousGbola:


I am trying to imagine your voice amplified, and I just can't. grin

Exactly, I wasn’t literally SHOUTING. But I was saying a lot.

- Why are you out to frustrate me?
- Would they add my salary to yours?
- Have you ever wondered why nobody smiles when you are in this unit?
- Ordinary charging point, you colonized.
- Your former assistant left, is it until I leave you would rest?
- I know you are already thinking of how to give me query, go ahead and type it. That is your system in front of you.
- Ever since my first day, it has been insults and threats. What is it?!!

When I was done, another unit head stood up from his seat, walked to my desk and gave me a handshake. It was more like belling the cat.

My boss looked at me for about a minute, called my name, packed, shut down and left. It was about 2pm that day.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by GloriousGbola: 9:14am On Aug 26
pocohantas:


When I was done, another unit head stood up from his seat, walked to my desk and gave me a handshake.

grin grin grin grin

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by RuddyFusion(m): 11:25am On Aug 26
pocohantas:


Exactly, I wasn’t literally SHOUTING. But I was saying a lot.

- Why are you out to frustrate me?
- Would they add my salary to yours?
- Have you ever wondered why nobody smiles when you are in this unit?
- Ordinary charging point, you colonized.
- Your former assistant left, is it until I leave you would rest?
- I know you are already thinking of how to give me query, go ahead and type it. That is your system in front of you.
- Ever since my first day, it has been insults and threats. What is it?!!

When I was done, another unit head stood up from his seat, walked to my desk and gave me a handshake. It was more like belling the cat.

My boss looked at me for about a minute, called my name, packed, shut down and left. It was about 2pm that day.

You said a lot

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by pocohantas(f): 12:13pm On Aug 26
RuddyFusion:


You said a lot

I did… lipsrsealed

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by abobote: 2:58pm On Aug 26
I have not been shouted, but I have shouted at a colleague with dull brain.

All these HRs too like report, any small thing, send your report

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Offpoint1: 2:58pm On Aug 26
cheesy
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by xpressionx(m): 2:58pm On Aug 26
I have never given room for that.
But I have shouted at my superior before.
After that dude started respecting me.
grin

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by YoungLionken(m): 2:58pm On Aug 26
I have done that severally to my subordinates/boys and not the other way round..

And to all potential/actual employees nurturing this thought, please I advise you to abort mission...

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by davidupdate89: 2:58pm On Aug 26
The person go chop beating

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Emuforlife1: 2:58pm On Aug 26
pocohantas:
No, I have never been shouted on by a subordinate at work, but I have been the subordinate that shouted on her superior.

Normal! Normal! This Poco no resemble who go hear wordgrin
Hope you no 'collect' sha

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Freelane33(m): 2:59pm On Aug 26
Oi

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by BigDawsNet: 3:00pm On Aug 26
Nope.. the more they shout the more they disconnect with you...

Team work is important

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by gloryman91: 3:01pm On Aug 26
Are you Batified or Atikulated or Obident or Kwankwasiyaahlised ?
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by KingTom(m): 3:01pm On Aug 26
For the kind of work wey we dey do, who shout on him oga go chop bread and water for 3 to 7 days with him boxers and/or singlet cry
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by 9jaBloke: 3:01pm On Aug 26
angry
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by ShitHead(m): 3:01pm On Aug 26
One did...I enrolled him into Emotional Intelligence Course in Lagos...for 5 days. I continually deducted the cost of the training from his salary for five months.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Minjim: 3:02pm On Aug 26
Most times women. They lacked decorum. They'll just started shouting like they in a face- i-face U compound fight. Whenever I'm involved in such situation, I just leave the person there and issue a query straightforward

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Kentuforchrist(m): 3:03pm On Aug 26
My superior shouted at me wetin follow na punch since then the dude respect me,though I was given a week suspension

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Diligent1(f): 3:03pm On Aug 26
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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Hopeba: 3:04pm On Aug 26
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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Anatakuebira: 3:05pm On Aug 26
Yeah! By my superior though. He did and I didn't talk back at him even when I wasn't at fault. He later found out the truth about an hour later, and he apologized to me. I felt good you know. Respect and loyalty pays.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Mindlog: 3:05pm On Aug 26
RuddyFusion:


Thanks for your detailed response
It seems at some point I raised my voice but not literally the way she did as if we were in a market place....my reaction is a build up of frustration of the girls other past work related misbehaviour.,...hope to wake and handle things better going forward

Any CCTV recording?

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