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working with idiots is hazardous to your health

By guggs ·
i found this quite interesting. now my suspicion have been confirmed... i AM gonna suffer a heart attack soon.

Working With Idiots Can Kill You!
Thursday November 21, 2002

STOCKHOLM -- Idiots in the office are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes, caffeine or greasy food, an eye-opening new study reveals. In fact, those dopes can kill you!

Stress is one of the top causes of heart attacks -- and working with stupid people on a daily basis is one of the deadliest forms of stress, according to researchers at Sweden's Lindbergh University Medical Center.

The author of the study, Dr. Dagmar Andersson, says her team studied 500 heart attack patients, and were puzzled to find 62 percent had relatively few of the physical risk factors commonly blamed for heart attacks.

"Then we questioned them about lifestyle habits, and almost all of these low-risk patients told us they worked with people so stupid they can barely find their way from the parking lot to their office. And their heart attack came less than 12 hours after having a major confrontation with one of these oafs.

"One woman had to be rushed to the hospital after her assistant shredded important company tax documents instead of copying them. A man told us he collapsed right at his desk because the woman at the next cubicle kept asking him for correction fluid -- for her computer monitor.

"You can cut back on smoking or improve your diet," Dr. Andersson says, "but most people have very poor coping skills when it comes to stupidity -- they feel there's nothing they can do about it, so they just internalize their frustration until they finally explode."

Stupid co-workers can also double or triple someone's work load, she explains. "Many of our subjects feel sorry for the drooling idiots they work with, so they try to cover for them by fixing their mistakes. One poor woman spent a week rebuilding client records because a clerk put them all in the 'recycle bin' of her computer and then emptied it -- she thought it meant the records would be recycled and used again."

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by ITgirli In reply to Well, the fun thing about ...

I do it with jck all the time.

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you're not the only one

by jck In reply to Exactly!

and for someone who doesn't get it, you sure do mention me a *lot*...closet swill lover you

big kisses to ya! hahaha

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about as subtle

by jdclyde In reply to Exactly!

as a hammer up side the head!

Quotes of the daze:

A little pain never hurt anyone.

Try everything once. If it hurts, try it again.

And finally,

We must be dead, it didn't hurt! (usually after a close call when someone else is driving.)

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D*mn, I was really hoping ITgirli would be single

by Absolutely In reply to Exactly!

"I do it with jck all the time."

Or have I misunderstood?

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You misunderstood!!!!!!!!!

by ITgirli In reply to D*mn, I was really hoping ...

Not what I meant!

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by jck In reply to D*mn, I was really hoping ...

I can assure you, Ab...
You have misunderstood....
That has never happened...

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Don't work with idiots, it may kill you

by Oz_Media In reply to working with idiots is ha ...

I simply refuse to work with or near anyone who doesn't have it all together.

During my automotive apprenticeship I saw a few idiots in the shop and after one nearly killed three of us by dropping a car, then himself the next day by nodding off against a running drill press, I decided I would never work with a moron again. You can die you know?

So when I find I am in a company and they have morons in the office, I politely tell the owner of the company that I will not work with his staff in the room. If they can't arrange that in the day, I work after outside of thier normal office hours, by myself. If it is dunmb users I am working on, I will work when they are not around and teach them how to avoid it next time after I have fixed the issues.

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Reminds me of..

by jmgarvin In reply to Don't work with idiots, i ...

being in the Army. We had a dipole antenna setup with a HF transeciver. While this is pretty basic, the problem is with the amp that you put 10,000 volts out over the antenna!

So long story short. I was working on the antenna because it had a kink that was causing some feedback. My boss (the moron of all morons) decides to "test" to make sure the feedback was gone. I would have been a cripy critter if I hadn't had the foresight to disconnect the antenna from the rig!

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by jck In reply to Reminds me of.. buddy in the Army had a similar incident. Radio tech...microwave...5,000 watts...said a couple weeks earlier, they'd killed a guy that way microwaving him from 1/4 mile.

Sad man...people like that should be put in chinese handcuffs.

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Reminds me of the time...

by DMambo In reply to working with idiots is ha ...

...when a supervisor who worked for me had a production line that was way below standard. She decided that she had to counsel each of the 3 operators separately. After about 2 hours, the supervisor came into my office and said "Well, at least they all agree on one thing. They're each stuck on a line with 2 idiots."

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