I am the Fall Guy! (in Off-topic)


[Cb2]Fool March 17 2006 3:19 PM EST

I just realized that i am the fall guy at my firm. Regardless of whose fault it is, it's mine. Please help me what's the best thing i should do. Getting a new job is really tough, the boss is 100% hate me. I also realized that my job is turning into a dead end job but I really need the money and more experience. What Should I do to get out of the "Fall guy" position.

deifeln March 17 2006 3:26 PM EST

Consider proofreading your work.

“the boss is 100% hate me”

Maelstrom March 17 2006 3:27 PM EST

Quit? Convince them of how great you are? Cast fireball on them?

QBsutekh137 March 17 2006 3:28 PM EST

"Fall Guy" was the greatest television show of our (or any) generation.

"'Cause when you wind up in the hay it's only hay! A-hey-hey!"

I am the unknown stuntman, who made Eastwood look so fine.

InebriatedArsonist March 17 2006 3:42 PM EST

You could:

A) Wait for someone else to get hired and move you one notch up the totem pole

B) Work hard and not screw up

C) Make the right friends so the quality of your work isn't an issue

deifeln March 17 2006 3:50 PM EST

IA,

I really like suggestion C. I had never really laughed out loud at a post before I read that. Thanks for making my day.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] March 17 2006 3:53 PM EST

My vote is so totally with Maelstrom....cast Fireball and DM on them!

Ohh...maybe even a little AMF!!

QBsutekh137 March 17 2006 4:28 PM EST

The DM would defeat the AMF. I'm just sayin'.

Revs March 17 2006 4:57 PM EST

Work your butt off and prove your worth, then you won't be the fall-guy anymore. But at the same time start networking, looking, interviewing for something better. You don't want to be in a firm where ppl don't own up to their mistakes and where they lack integrity and character. A firm like that is doomed. Try to patch up some key relationships, you never know when you'll need those contacts later. Best of luck.

Stephen March 17 2006 8:11 PM EST

Has he asked you to be T.J.Hooker yet?

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] March 17 2006 8:14 PM EST

Come to work with a bow and quiver of arrows over your shoulder.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 17 2006 8:41 PM EST

More information about The Firm, and your position might be helpful. If all the limitations expressed are 100% accurate, meaning the only thing to do is stay and "fix" your situation, my suggestion is: documentation.

Maintain records, notes, "proof" if you will, of all actions you take to create or untangle a situation. Document chain of command, procedure, steps taken, shortcuts taken (and by whom), and all outcomes.

When finger-pointing time comes, as it seems inevitably to do, whip out your file with a flourish. Without defense or accusation, review your findings for whatever audience you have. If possible, present yourself in a very problem-solver extraordinaire light. Highlight that you have found the following problems with procedures, rules, etc., and have worked out the following solutions so as to avoid similar future hose-ups. Make a point of highlighting all the "potential hose-ups" you foresaw and addressed before they even became problems.

This is how I maintain a 100% effectiveness rating at work, even when Jay is distracting me with poetry, Vestax is philosophizing, and Beee is singing drunkenly in my CM.

I shall CM you the "short version" that includes one letter not allowed on CB. ;)

Oh, the flip side is, you must always be willing to say, when true, "Yeah, that was totally me. There was yet another spate of CB sales, not complete until peanut-gallery opinions had been issued. I got all distracted and messed that up. We now, however, have in place a policy against adding useless commentary to other people's FS/WTB threads, so this shouldn't be a problem for me, and by extension you, in the future."
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