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Is your boss hard to get along with? Use reverse psychology!
Career / 10:14 PM - Monday April 12, 2010

Is your boss hard to get along with? Use reverse psychology!

Well if you are having to kiss butt to someone at work, I know it can be a living hell! I had a boss like that one time in my life.

When I was about sixteen years old, I worked in a grocery store as a bag boy. If you could have seen my boss then, you would think I was in "Bag Boy Bootcamp" lol He literally yelled at me every day!

One day when I saw calm, I walked over to him
and said "Bob I would like to thank you for helping
me out with the job". He looked confused, but I
went on to say, "I know I'm green and got a lot to
learn about the grocery business, and it must be
hard for you to put up with me". But I thank you
for what you have shown me. He said, you are
welcome, and from that time on he never was anything but nice to me. He quit yelling, and even talked to me with a smile and a civil manner!
It was almost as if we had become friends! To this
day, I see that situation as,one of earlier in life, on going, true lessons.

Moral to my true story is: Don't suffer, turn it around with reverse first, when you can!

Do you think reverse would work for you, or have you ever thought about it that way?

Thanks for answering,


- Asked by don07, A Mr. Married Guy, Male, 56-65, Las Vegas, Self-Employed

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