pursuit of the corner office (thread re-incarnation)


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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
But Seattle's a city.

And it's Sierra Nevada, clowns.

Ha ha.



Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
El Cap,

It sounds like you made two good decisions: (1) concerning the promotion; and (2) concerning the thread deletion. Your thread asked for specific advice personal to you, rather than a general discussion. As such, I would classify your decision to delete the thread as a one to conserve space, not running off and pouting.

Congratulations again on the promotion.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Apr 10, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Its completely unimportant if some (few) Taco users get their granny panties in a bunch when someone deletes a thread. They can f*#k off!


Trad climber
Apr 10, 2013 - 03:08pm PT
And also only the person involved really knows what's at risk, what's to gain, and how those things relate to their life.

Like some here, I too balked as I rose up the corporate ladder. I saw it for the trap it was - in my particular situation. Others desire, need, avoid and reject different things and that is good, because the world needs all types.

I had ElCap take swipes at my abilities, when he can only guess as what makes me tick, and what ticks me off. I knew better to state my unqualified opinion, when it was he who asked for input.

Besides, it is really doubtful that he actually needed input from the Supertopo crowd to take the step toward that job or not. Likely he knew very well inside what his decision was. If not - then maybe leading others WOULD be a questionable pursuit....

One thing that I know, is that I KNOW what I want/don't want, who I am/am not, what I am capable of and what I'm not capable of. Those are qualities of a leader, at least one who who can be safely followed!

Jim Brennan

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Vancouver Canada
Apr 10, 2013 - 03:22pm PT

Being in management also causes one to sometimes be a hemorrhoid !
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