Bad Language Alert...

This was sent to me by Charlie...a good friend of mine from the Corps....I thought I'd put it up...he sounds kinda pissed..

"OK, time for a rant. I've seen Eric post the "14 Leadership Traits" already - once on his old blogspot site, and once here. You can search for them in the archives, if you see fit to understand what I'm talking about. I feel that he should post them again today - not so much as for YOU guys, but for me. These traits were beaten into me at Parris Island, and it is THESE things which I strive EVERY day to try to live up to - not for you, not for my employees, for me. Everyone needs a moral compass, and these are mine.

I TRY to be an example. I try to treat all workers AND management with the same respect and courtesy. Hell, I'm no better than EITHER of them. If my assistant comes up with an idea, I'll be the FIRST person to tell MY Boss that they are responsible It's not my ego, it's my JOB to look out for my troops. However, some people don't seem to function that way.

I am absolutely fucking TIRED of dealing with people who have no regard, care, or sense of loyalty to their "troops". Hell, these assnuggets have no scrap of loyalty to themSELVES, much LESS their underlings. Leadership is a two-way street. But, THESE people are whores on an entirely different level. I mean, if you buy a whore, at least you KNOW what to expect. THESE people are hired as "professionals", and, in reality, they give whores a bad name. I'm serious here. The vast majority of people in this world must be goddamn egotistical lunatics. I am NOT of the bragging kind, but I'll tell you this, I've got more LEADERSHIP skills in my right FOOT than most "leaders" I have ever had the distinct displeasure of working with in the civilian world. They grow up as corn fed idiots, and with a few lucky business breaks in latter life, they think they are friggin' Patton or something. I had a run-in with one of them this very day. I came forward, as a gentleman, after the meeting, and explained my grievance, and, once challenged, the little fucking weinerdog made light, joked, grinned, molly-coddled, and generally behaved as a useless, worthless, characterless little prick. Which, incidentally, is pretty much what they are. If you have the fucking nerve to try to bitchslap me in a meeting, then the LEAST bit of courtesy you can extend me is to talk to me, rationally about it, after the fact.

However, I digress. What I want to know is this; Does it take a MILITARY background to make you honest? trustworthy? or just? Or, is something deeper than that? Is this behavior something that is learned? Or is fairness and respect something which your God-fearing PARENTS should have impressed upon you.

Are you so insecure that you feel the need to belittle other's efforts? Is your dick so small that you feel the need to take the credit from the "little people" who ACTUALLY did the mind-numbing work? If so, then you are pathetic. You make me want to beat you with a lead pipe. You DO realize, don't you? That you are a slimy, filthy, inbred little bastard, right?. If you were ever thrown out into the REAL world, instead of some corporate self-gratifying-circle-jerk, you'd have your scrawny ass handed to you by the first "little person" you tried to snub. You are a sick, cheesedick motherfucker. You make me sorry to be from the same species as you. Wait. I take that back, I don't think we are even in the same damn phylum. You are a lesser evolved beast.

You are truly pathetic, and, someday your day will come...."

by Eric on January 16, 2004 | Comments(3) | SWG Stories
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Comments so far:

Hallelujah, preach it Brother!

posted by: triticale on January 16, 2004 10:14 PM

Most people have never had a good example of a leader to emulate.

At any of my private jobs, I never had decent leadership. When I became a cop, and eventually a sergeant, I only had a list of things I shouldn't do, which was actually a pretty decent start.

posted by: Leo on January 17, 2004 09:33 PM

(Love a good rant.)

To answer the question: Respect is a learned character trait, but if you have no depth, you'll never grasp it.

posted by: Key on January 18, 2004 03:06 PM