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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by GloriousGbola: 3:44pm On Aug 26
RuddyFusion:
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

How in tune are you with the goings on? Does the lady in question have a history of doing this?

Or is it something else, namely she is an sacred cow and you missed it? There was one chick in my old place always doing diva upandan. Later I heard she was knacking oga at the top

Make sure you understand exactly what is up before you take any further action.

Also if there is no camera evidence, can you guarantee the witnesses will give an accurate account of what happened?

Good luck

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Henrymas(m): 3:45pm On Aug 26
She might have concluded that there probably would be no consequences for her action. Subordinates tend to respect and revere supervisors that they know has the authority and capacity to punish their excesses and misdemeanor. Hence, her going to the HR to formally report the incident without remorse.
In any case, as much as it depends on you, do all within your means to make peace with her.
Your emotional balance, sanity and peace of mind is non-negotiable.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Emidroid: 3:49pm On Aug 26
If you do anyhow, you see anyhow. Na you obviously start am. No joy in Nigeria. grin
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by peacettw: 3:50pm On Aug 26
Anything and everything can happen. We all cant be normal
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Halo22: 3:50pm On Aug 26
On a serious note, the fact someone is working under ur supervision doesn't call for unnecessary verbal abuse cos the subordinate might be there not just for the money but for the passion for the job. @Op, actions and reactions are equal and opposite. If u did Physics in secondary School, you would understand better.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by ceede2: 3:52pm On Aug 26
Rhozabeth:

I get you but i guess you are talking from the point of view of a coworker, if u are a supervisor (direct or indirect), would you do that? However, as a coworker there is a way to correct an erring colleague that would not result to argument or quarrel. But my advice as an HR practioner, when u see someone doing the wrong thing whether they are a member of you team or not, pls speak up! Your speaking up may safe lives!
You right bro, to be sincere the way that position gets into some people's head, some reasonable HR will call you n figure out your lapses, some HR will do it openly as if they never make mistake in their life. Likewise to some colleagues.

The best thing as an HR you can communicate through mail or call the workers n address them in your office, watch them change.
Be you HR or supervisor if you keep doing it aggressively one day you will push one of workers to the wall him/ her will tell you the history of your life that's if you are luck enough they don't use blow to shift one of your eyes.
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Nobody: 3:56pm On Aug 26
Before you correct somebody even at work, study the person behaviour next time so you will not get shouted at. I do not correct adults that are not friendly with.
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Jokerman(m): 3:56pm On Aug 26
It's not easy as a boss/director nit to shout at least once at subordinates otherwise you go correct errors tire, and you the head will be the one to take the blame.

Hence, always have rule book and monetary queries from Salaries, your shouting go reduce.

However, don't over deduct your staff salaries as a Boss, and as a head, anyone that doesn't listen or improve, report to relevant authorities, and keep for one corner
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Babs24: 3:58pm On Aug 26
I really love this approach �

You did him a great favour.

ShitHead:
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.

Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by RuddyFusion(m): 4:02pm On Aug 26
Minjim:
Most times women. They lacked decorum. They'll just started shouting like they in a face- I face you compound fight. Whenever I'm involved in such situations I just leave the person there and issue a query straightforward

Not easy beings to work with!
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Emeka71(m): 4:03pm On Aug 26
Yes when I was working at so-fine cosmetics and also at VTL Insurance Brokers Limited.
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by DollarBag: 4:06pm On Aug 26
RuddyFusion:
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


Take it easy dear. The waterfall rages and become a quiet pool
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Tunjibalogun: 4:09pm On Aug 26
CaptainZubi:

Avoid getting in a fight with a lady at work or anywhere. The wey they will start shouting on top of their voice na you go dey beg her to stop sef. Many of them are mannerless and petty.
Lol, very petty. I no de argue with women even grin cheesy, not even argue with my wife cheesy yet she accuses me of keeping quite when she's shouting and all that

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Tunjibalogun: 4:14pm On Aug 26
Teymanhenry:


Been facing this at work recently. This very lady is having a crush on me. I always pretended I didnt get her motive. When she realised I have a fiancee, boom all the beefing, shouting and attitude started... Just looking at her sha, month end I collect salary
So if now your fault for having a girlfriend grin grin
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Yankee101: 4:14pm On Aug 26
Why correct her if front of everybody?
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Arizoner: 4:15pm On Aug 26
gigabyte13:
You didn't tell us the part you were shouting at her in the name of correction.
If you had corrected her gently, she no go shout.
Na so una go dey harass una surbodinate in the name of correction.

I have been there before, so l understood why , you were shouted on.
Una need am atimes to show say, nobody be anybody slave for place of work
NA WERTIN WE GO CHOP ALL OF US DEY LOOK FOR, INCLUDING YOU D SO CALL BOSS.

AFTERALL ONLY YOU NO GO FIT DO THE WHOLE WORK EVEN WITH ALL UR POSITION AND EXPERTISE
babami, for one factory wey I work b4. Supervisor say make I go work with some women. I no know say one of them don carry me for head sake of say we don work together b4. If you see the way way she treat me that nite eeh you go pity me. Like say I be outcast. She no let me work well. The other women wey suppose rebuke am no do anything because na their friend including one girl wey be my age bracket. She come dey transfer aggression to me. By closing time, I was close to tears
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Tunjibalogun: 4:16pm On Aug 26
phemmyfour:
Most times when you shout, you will not know that you are shouting. You can have a one-one chat with her. Not everyone loves to be shout at. Shouting people down bruise their self esteem and they usually fight back by shouting in return
True
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Tunjibalogun: 4:16pm On Aug 26
Ybaby:


She is genenration X and she will soon be claiming mental health.

Plot for her to be sacked..... she is very silly.
Sacked? What a sadist
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by spencekat(m): 4:23pm On Aug 26
CaptainZubi:

Avoid getting in a fight with[b][/b][/b] a lady [b][b][/b]at work or anywhere. The wey they will start shouting on top of their voice na you go dey beg her to stop sef. Many of them are mannerless and petty.
With everybody
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Ybaby: 4:35pm On Aug 26
Tunjibalogun:

Sacked? What a sadist

Nope!! consequences!
If you have the mind of a lion to shout at your line manager then you have the lion heart to start your own business or go work for your father. Zero anarchy!!!

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by IronSponge23(m): 4:35pm On Aug 26
KingTom:
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

Na military?
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by ifihearam: 4:44pm On Aug 26
Peter obi is a political fraudster.,

YOU CANNOT SILENCE ME WITH TRIBALISM OR NEPOTISM!!!

REPACKAGING PETER OBI?

If no be say person get strong mind na so dem wan repackage Obi give person.

Obi of 13months doctors strike in Anambra. 13!
Obi of Akwuzu SARS. Unalloyed ter**rorism
Obi that did not employ teachers in Anambra for 8years
Obi that did not develope Awka in 8 years
Obi that did not employ civil servants in Anambra for 8years
Obi that his driver was caught with 250m cash in Lagos
Obi that does not own any investment in Anambra, no supermarket, no warehouse

Obi of massive kid*napping.
Obi that ordered the ma*ssacre of arm*less MASSOB protesters in 2006 & 2013 and had their dead bodies thrown into the Ezu River.
Obi of 6months Anambra State Univ strike.
Obi of 7 years unpaid salaries for State Water Board workers. 7years. 260 of them died.

Obi of Pandora papers. Opening secret businesses abroad with his kid's name while he was governor. Dem catch am red handed

Obi of 7years no LGA election. 7years!
Obi of no IGR growth.
Obi of no signature infrastructure. Non!
Obi anti-infrastructure.
Obi wey carry state money put for family business.

Obi importer of groceries for over 30years driving down naira value. He Couldn't metamorphose into production like Dangote , BUA, Adeleke etc
Revd Barr Christian Nwachukwu
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by KingTom(m): 4:50pm On Aug 26
IronSponge23:


Na military?
Worse! cry
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by ashewoboy(m): 4:51pm On Aug 26
RuddyFusion:
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


You are a nice guycheesy. You need ubunja.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by xseed(m): 4:52pm On Aug 26
Its called work place and you are open to many people with their own wahala so you manage it

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Successfulben: 4:53pm On Aug 26
Oga, be sincere, were you trying to woo her but she refused? Is she the only girl in your company?
RuddyFusion:
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
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by gigabyte13: 4:55pm On Aug 26
Arizoner:
babami, for one factory wey I work b4. Supervisor say make I go work with some women. I no know say one of them don carry me for head sake of say we don work together b4. If you see the way way she treat me that nite eeh you go pity me. Like say I be outcast. She no let me work well. The other women wey suppose rebuke am no do anything because na their friend including one girl wey be my age bracket. She come dey transfer aggression to me. By closing time, I was close to tears



My brother, na matter of time
This same scenario, you go use tell your success story soonest.
Keep pushing
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by aydgov: 5:13pm On Aug 26
One of those things inside life, veteran encounter.
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Everlastingson: 5:18pm On Aug 26
RuddyFusion:
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


Without being present there I can tell the scenario that played out. It's a common thing with some not-so -sensible women. Their respect ends in the greeting. They greet you with"sir" but the next moment she insults you, notwithstanding that you're her boss. The next day she comes to you pleading for a favour from the same man she disrespected yesterday.

As a manager or supervisor in a workplace continuous display of negligence from a subordinate can provoke you to raise your voice at times. If the establishment you work in is organised, and you are able to exercise your authority, a subordinate will not return the shout, knowing you can take action against her. But if it's not a place where rank is properly referenced, ( and I suppose that's the situation where you work for the fact that she ran to HR ahead of you in this sort of case----its not a case of you treating her unjustly), then you better carry your cross and swallow the insult.


I speak from experience. So, as per your question, in a work environment where respect to rank is not regarded by the Management, a subordinate can always insult you. But where Management demands respect for superiors, it rarely happens. So, send your report to HR and explain her attitude that gave birth to your reaction. If the Management supports you and she's cautioned or disciplined, good for you. But if the Management treats the case nonchalantly, then insults from subordinates becomes a cross to be carried coz it will happen again. As long as you compel people to do their job there will be such clashes, when there are no consequences.

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Kinkinatus(m): 5:23pm On Aug 26
There may be underlying issues here. May be she was having a bad day or maybe she resents you correcting her. Bottom line is if you did not shout at her, you can maintain your stand if there were other witnesses. If you did shout at her, apologise and move on. If you are both recalcitrant, then both seek 3rd party and independent mediation. Hope this helps.
Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by Eberex(m): 5:23pm On Aug 26
Not a new thing. There is this factory manager who can't communicate without shouting at his workers.

Anytime the factory is quiet we know he is not around

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Re: Have You Been Shouted At By A Subordinate At Work Before? by TheGreatIYANU: 5:30pm On Aug 26
Arizoner:
babami, for one factory wey I work b4. Supervisor say make I go work with some women. I no know say one of them don carry me for head sake of say we don work together b4. If you see the way way she treat me that nite eeh you go pity me. Like say I be outcast. She no let me work well. The other women wey suppose rebuke am no do anything because na their friend including one girl wey be my age bracket. She come dey transfer aggression to me. By closing time, I was close to tears

LOL! grin

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