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1,232 - Intimidating a Coworker

August 8th, 2016

Episode 438 of 489 episodes

Be tough and don’t back down when other people criticize you at work. Learn how in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:20 Explanations: 3:39 Fast dialog: 18:55 Larry: How’s it going? You having fun? Anat: You know full well that this is out of my area of expertise, but I’m coping. Larry: Is that what you’re doing? It looks to me like you’re making a mess of things. Anat: Cut me some slack. I’ve only been working on this for a day and it’ll take me a little time to get up to speed. Larry: You know what I think? Anat: No and I don’t care. Larry: I think you’re in over your head. Why don’t you step aside and let someone competent do the job? Anat: No amount of heckling or trash talking will make me quit. I’m here for the long haul. Larry: We’ll see about that. People more qualified than you are have packed it in after they got a taste of how things are done around here. Anat: Talk all you like, but no amount of intimidation will get you what you want. Larry: And you know what I want? Anat: I think so. You’d like me to go away with my tail between my legs, but it’ll be a cold day in hell before that happens. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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