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How Do You Get Rid Of A Rival?

Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:35 pm

Short story :

The Support manager of our team is going to be leaving soon.
I have been for the moment Acting Support manager meaning I replaced him when unavailable.

I thought I would be next in line for the job or it appears they shall (...) name another fool who spends most of his time working politics instead of his job.

How can I discredit him in the next weeks ?

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RE: How Do You Get Rid Of A Rival?

Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:56 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How can I discredit him in the next weeks ?

Make sure someone finds his porn stash on the companies computer?
 
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RE: How Do You Get Rid Of A Rival?

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:08 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How can I discredit him in the next weeks ?

Bad plan . . . as you will be the one looking like a fool.

Best plan . . . go to the people that make the decision and tell them you want the job. Have your current Team Support Manager go with you - or make that recommendation.

If you've been doing a great job, and if your Current Support Team Manager has and credibility, your chances are much higher of getting selected than they would be if you went about your area of operation attempting to make a fool out of the competition.

I'd rather know I had someone I could count on to be honest and a-political on my team than one that resorts to skulduggeries to make the competition look bad . . .

Honestly, I'd hire the honest a-political person rather than the kiss-ass politician . . . . as I'm not a politician and hate the concept of kiss-asses to get ahead . . . very often the kiss-ass has to kiss-ass because the job skills are lacking.
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RE: How Do You Get Rid Of A Rival?

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:15 pm

They'll be sure to pass him over when they find out he's been mixing arsenic in with own his lunch.

Wear gloves.
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RE: How Do You Get Rid Of A Rival?

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:15 pm

Take the Sir Humphrey plan of action:

To your boss:
1. Build up your rival as a great professional
2. Mention that he is widely liked, respected
3. Mention that he has leadership asperations, and that his name is being thrown around as the next person for your boss's job!

To your rival:
1. Give them a plan to put to your boss
2. The plan, whilst attractive on the surface, actually is unacceptable to the boss
3. Encourage your rival to give it to the boss

Your rival gives your boss the plan, your boss regards it as a leadership challenge, sacks your rival.

Just remember: never lie, but don't shy away from being economical with the truth!
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RE: How Do You Get Rid Of A Rival?

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:22 pm

Set yourself up with another job to go to, and then make it subtly clear to your boss that you're considering your options and that you'd like to know what your prospects are for your present career path.

But be prepared to jump if you get passed over.
 
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RE: How Do You Get Rid Of A Rival?

Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 1):
Make sure someone finds his porn stash on the companies computer?

preferable really wicked shit. Speaking of which; Schisse porn. Make sure they find that on his computer.

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
How can I discredit him in the next weeks ?

UTA, take it from someone who knows; Discredit someone will only make you look like a sore looser. It is better to prove to the company that you would be doing the job better than him, not by bad mouthing him, but rather to "good mouth" yourself. Not to your colleagues but to the relevant person.

The "next in line" philosophy was abandoned several years ago by most companies. These days experience and loyalty means shit. A degree in some higher school education is more important. That, and personal motivation it seems.

Managers love hearing this crap:
Manager: So, where do you see yourself in five years?
Applicant: In five years I will sitting in your chair, asking an applicant the same very question.

What they really mean is: "In five years I've screwed this company for all I can and will be moving on for bigger and better things. And you will probable still be sitting on your fat ass trying to act like your important"
Read between the lines.

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