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Feb 3, 2014
This is the work-place...everyone is passive aggressive to a degree. It's one of the first skills I picked up as an intern. It's also one of the first steps in conflict resolution. Or was is conflict avoidance?
 
 
Jan 31, 2014
Well played, Wallymeister; always two steps ahead of some ill thought out, frustrated objection.
 
 
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Jan 31, 2014
Passive-aggressives do not do better work if threatened. They just become more passive-aggressive. It's all about not allowing anyone to control them. I had a boss who could just disappear--she would walk right by people and they wouldn't even see her. A couple times, she went on a week's vacation and didn't come back for two. When I called her on her cell phone at the CEO's, she said in her honeyed, smiling voice, "Oh no, I told you it was two weeks. I'm in [the mountains in another state] and can't come back. And cell phone reception isn't good."
 
 
Jan 31, 2014
My response to her statement in panel one would be, 'I've always tried to follow your example'. The responses to that are rather limited. But I admit that I like Wally's answer better.
 
 
Jan 31, 2014
I was "labeled" passive-aggressive. Some time passed, and then my employer was shocked, shocked! I tell you!, when I submitted my resignation. Soon after that, they realized that I was not incompetent.

Wally is my hero.
 
 
 
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