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Buddy_Gilapagos
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"Anyone ever in their life work for someone they deeply admired?"


  

          

Like you aspire to be like them? Want to here their words of wisdom? If so, what does that even feel like?

  

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What does it even feel like to feel that way about someone???
Oct 20th 2020
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In hindsight yes, but not during.
Oct 20th 2020
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No. But my sister does..
Oct 20th 2020
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id side-eye the hell out of that
Oct 20th 2020
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      If her son was half white then sure..
Oct 20th 2020
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      ah Andrew white. gotcha.
Oct 20th 2020
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           Yeah.. that’s why I said it gets funny but it was 10 year prior to wor...
Oct 20th 2020
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      Why?
Oct 20th 2020
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           I’m curious too
Oct 20th 2020
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I had a boss I wanted to smash is that the same thing?
Oct 20th 2020
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I don't even know what that feels like.
Oct 20th 2020
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      RE: I don't even know what that feels like.
Oct 20th 2020
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Feels somewhat how you described
Oct 20th 2020
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That's dope. You should tell him.
Oct 20th 2020
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I've had bosses I really like/tried to model myself after
Oct 20th 2020
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I've never even had that.
Oct 20th 2020
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      Damn where you work at?
Oct 20th 2020
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           I think in corporate america it's not hard to be competent and not admir...
Oct 20th 2020
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Nope. I’ve worked for plenty of folks I took notes on what NOT to be l...
Oct 20th 2020
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The gig I have now is straight.
Oct 20th 2020
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Linda Malone. Kept me in the postal service.
Oct 20th 2020
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that's a good story. Everyone needs a sponsor to get ahead.
Oct 20th 2020
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it was like working for myself
Oct 20th 2020
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I work under some heavyweights
Oct 21st 2020
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Ive had at least 2.5 bosses like that. True mentors.
Oct 21st 2020
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I had the pleasure of working for someone who became a mentor and a...
Oct 22nd 2020
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FLUIDJ
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Tue Oct-20-20 09:42 AM

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1. "What does it even feel like to feel that way about someone???"
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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walihorse
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Tue Oct-20-20 09:44 AM

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2. "In hindsight yes, but not during."
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It was a manager I worked with in my late teens. He was an excellent boss, very fair, fun, and caring. Gave me great advice, that I luckily took, but didn't see the fruits of it till much later.

If a fat guy falls in the woods and there is no one around to see it, do the trees laugh?

  

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legsdiamond
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Tue Oct-20-20 10:00 AM

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3. "No. But my sister does.. "
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She works in the fashion industry and admired a designer named Andrew Marc.

This is where it gets funny. She ended up having a son and named him Andrew. Few years later she moved to NYC and eventually ended up working for that designer. Still works for him.

and now, 30+ years later my nephew also works for the designer his mother named him after.



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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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4. "id side-eye the hell out of that "
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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legsdiamond
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7. "If her son was half white then sure.. "
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his daddy is from Cleveland and Black af.

ain’t nothing to side eye besides using family to get a job and that’s the American way.

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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12. "ah Andrew white. gotcha."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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legsdiamond
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14. "Yeah.. that’s why I said it gets funny but it was 10 year prior to wor..."
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for that designer

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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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9. "Why? "
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"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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legsdiamond
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11. "I’m curious too"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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ThaTruth
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5. "I had a boss I wanted to smash is that the same thing?"
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https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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10. "I don't even know what that feels like. "
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Does that make you work harder for them?


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"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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ThaTruth
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13. "RE: I don't even know what that feels like. "
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>Does that make you work harder for them?

I work hard anyway I just did more brown-nosing

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bentagain
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6. "Feels somewhat how you described"
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Although he wasn't my direct report to...I worked on a team that was lead by a brilliant Dr

Absolutely brilliant

I was familiar with his research...but he was the kind of brillance that could take very complex topics...and ELI5

Not even in a condescending way

We would present the information to him at meetings...and in real-time...he could process, analyze, and make conclusions from the information

As a team, we would collect date, information, meet throughout the week, etc...and sometimes we just couldn't come up with a plan

At our once a month meeting with the lead Dr, he could just nail it, in such a simple way, it was really impressive

Definitely a person that I would want to aspire to be like

But after awhile, it was more aww than anything

Especially the longer I worked there

Other team members were still Drs by the way

But Dr Whyte was always 3 steps ahead of all of us

https://mrri.org/people/john-whyte/

It was a privilege.

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you can't understand it with an explanation

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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8. "That's dope. You should tell him. "
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"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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15. "I've had bosses I really like/tried to model myself after"
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once I got into a position of leadership

I would say that qualifies.

R.I.P. Loud But Wrong Guy
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Buddy_Gilapagos
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16. "I've never even had that. "
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"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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18. "Damn where you work at?"
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No competent OR Smashable people in leadership!??

My outlook is this: you want the people who work for you to actually WANT to work for you

Before I started driving, I had a Boss, who ended up giving me a ride home once(40 minutes out of his way) because he held a Team meeting that went long and I missed my bus

From that Day forward I was giving it 110% for that Dude

R.I.P. Loud But Wrong Guy
Dec 29th 2009 - Dec 17th 2017

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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21. "I think in corporate america it's not hard to be competent and not admir..."
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In fact, I think you can be a stone cold sociopath and it would probably help your career.

I've managed people and it feels pretty easy to be liked and respected by employees. Be fair, transparent and make them feel like you will fight for them. Do that and people will go the extra mile for you. But I have to say I never had a boss I felt that way about.




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"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson

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17. "Nope. I’ve worked for plenty of folks I took notes on what NOT to be l..."
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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legsdiamond
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19. "The gig I have now is straight. "
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Can’t say I admire him but I definitely admire his ambition.

We get bdays off, he encourages us to take all our vacation time
He invest in our educational training and pushes for people to start businesses

and he’s quick to be on some “yo, happy hour on me..”

Def the best decision I ever made as far as work culture is concerned.

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20. "Linda Malone. Kept me in the postal service. "
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We had worked together on a project. And then she went back to hq and everything went back to shit. So I quit. Got a job at staples. The Friday of my going away party I get a call from her admin freaking out.
“We heard you were leaving”
“Yup”
“You need to come to hq”
Got on a train that lunch. She offered me a hq spot.
Then for the next 3 years she was my sole and biggest advocate in the organization as she moved up to two positions below the Postal Master General and then took a downgrade to be area VP.
She signed off on my green belt and black belt project, put me in for numerous promotions and awards and even gave me some personal advice on reconciling with my sister.

I’ll never have anything like that again professionally. It helped so much.

Older white lady from Delaware. Came up as a carrier. Didn’t care about much in life except getting the mail to the people especially vets. There had been huge improvements on veterans mail for years solely because she relentlessly cared to make it happen.

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22. "that's a good story. Everyone needs a sponsor to get ahead. "
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You should let her know. People love to hear from people good stuff like that.

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"what's a leader if he isn't reluctant"

  

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23. "it was like working for myself"
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only I had no desire to be a part of 'the system'.

IG: amadu_me

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24. "I work under some heavyweights"
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I work on a scientific research journal. I'm a publishing professional, but I work with researchers, physicians, scientists...etc.

The founder of my publication has a disease named after him.

My editor-in-chief was on the forefront in identifying AIDS, in the 80's.

One of my former bosses is one of the experts you see on all the Sunday morning TV news shows, discussing COVID.

To be these great intellects, several of these folks are surprisingly down to earth.

I admire their work, and their commitment to research.

  

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25. "Ive had at least 2.5 bosses like that. True mentors."
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>Like you aspire to be like them? Want to here their words of
>wisdom? If so, what does that even feel like?
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26. "I had the pleasure of working for someone who became a mentor and a..."
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Thu Oct-22-20 03:18 PM by Cornbread

  

          

friend.

I gained a lot if wisdom from him and became a better person/colleague through having him in my life. We worked together for 8 years. I use the wisdom he gave me over those years every day. It was truly a blessing to work with him. He served as a mentor for some pretty amazing people.

He passed away a few years ago. He meant so much to me that I when I heard he was very sick, I flew there to say goodbye. His passing affected a lot of people but we all look at his passing as a call to continue the work and honor his legacy.

*America's Favorite*

  

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