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Old 03-10-2019, 07:46 PM
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Eddie shows up on time.

Eddie...works when he's at work. If you need one hundred 50-pound bags of whatever from one place to another, Eddie's your guy.

These two facts make him worth his weight in gold-pressed latinum.

However...any situation that he has never encountered before brings him to a screeching halt. You will need to spoon-feed him what you need him to do, as he does it. He cannot picture things in his mind. He has to see it and he has to be able to put his hands on it.

Instructions given ahead of time are almost useless.

There's a lot of Eddies out there. Our Eddie is just Eddier than most.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:17 PM
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Okay, sounds as if he's not a total dud.

But this calling of half-a-dozen people should stop.

Eddie: "Blah blah what should I dooooo??"

Authority Figure: "Didn't you already call X?"

Eddie: "Yes"

AF: "And what did they tell you?"

Eddie: "To do ABC."

AF: "Then why aren't you doing it?"

Eddie: "But I wanted to check ..."

AF: "Yes, but you've already checked. AND you got an answer. So just go do it."

*click*

Everybody up the chain of command can memorize this ... eventually, hopefully, Eddie will (at worst) call ONE person and then just do what he's told by that ONE person, rather than trying to verify it by everybody else, their dogs, and their distant cousins.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:24 PM
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Wait, that's illegal!
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:43 AM
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Did I mention Jimmy?

No?

Jimmy was Eddie's co-pilot that evening.

So...each call was preceded by about 10-15 minutes of serious discussion.

The actual smoking of the cigrarettes happened about 6:00pm, or thereabouts.

The video is... fascinating. Lots of hand-wringing and -waving, mixed with increasingly frenzied efforts to get actual work done (Uncle Tony's preference for DONE being a matter of record.)

And yes, a lot of my interactions with people end with one two phrases:

1. Because I'm the Boss, and I damn well said so.

2. Because I'm bigger than you, and I damn well said so.

Depending on my mood.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:51 AM
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He may have a spark of Clever in there, actually. If I read this thread correctly, he:



1 - Found the evidence of heinous criminal activity
2 - Had discussion and called Gail, got instructions
3 - Waited half an hour, including another discussion
4 - Called Sonia.
5 - Waited half an hour...
6 - Called Annie.
7 - Waited half an hour...
8 - Called Vera.
9 - Waited half an hour...
10 - Called you.


Sounds to me like he earned himself a couple of extra hours' pay for just standing there like a log. o_O
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Sounds to me like he earned himself a couple of extra hours' pay for just standing there like a log. o_O
Looks like he needs his own theme song. Here it is.
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Not so much "clever" as "overthinking."

Just standing in one spot requires a detailed plan.

I just can't imagine living in a world where nothing, not one blessed thing, is simple.
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Not so much "clever" as "overthinking."

Just standing in one spot requires a detailed plan.

I just can't imagine living in a world where nothing, not one blessed thing, is simple.
It's not a fun way to live. You second-guess everything and you're afraid of looking wrong in any way and you keep asking because you don't want to get in trouble. But you get in trouble anyway because you don't have the common sense to know that you were already told what to do.
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You will need to spoon-feed him what you need him to do, as he does it. He cannot picture things in his mind. He has to see it and he has to be able to put his hands on it.

Instructions given ahead of time are almost useless.
I think we have an Eddie. If a given product isn't already on the shelf, they have no idea what to do with it. I'll literally clear an open spot for it and say "OK, this goes right over here, can you shelve it while I deal with OtherThing?"

Our Eddie will either ask repeatedly where it goes--possibly still putting it in the wrong place if I'm not in visual range--and/or just bring the case over, drop it on the floor and go off to do...something. If I'm not in the area I'll come back to see it on the floor full (which is technically a code violation not to mention unsafe).
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