Introductions Lead To Career Destructions

, , , | Working | February 26, 2016

(My manager calls me to the back.)

Manager: “Okay, so, about yesterday…”

(She pauses, like I should remember what happened.)

Me: “Err, okay.”

Manager: “So, when [Corporate #1] and [Corporate #2] talked to me, I explained that you’re a veteran, and you are more forward and formal than most, because you’re used to a ranking system.”

Me: *very confused* “Okay…?”

Manager: “They were both unsure about it, but I assured them you are a good worker. So you have nothing to worry about.”

Me: “Thanks?”

Manager: “Awesome. Now, about the shipping today…”

(Best as I could deduce: the previous day, two ladies from corporate had come down and were hanging out in the work area. Not knowing them, I went up and introduced myself. Apparently, they thought me to be either aggressive, rude, or just odd, but they reported it to my manager, who excused my behavior because “she just got out of the Army.” Frankly, I have no memory of this incident, but I’ve never had a problem with anyone since, so I’m assuming I’m good.)

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