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GUY CUT HIS BOSS OFF DURING MEETING, BOSS INDIRECTLY PUNISHES HIM

I was in a meeting with my boss and several other colleagues when we were discussing a new project. My boss was explaining his ideas and I thought I had a better solution. So, I interrupted him and suggested my idea. 

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My boss didn’t like my idea and explained why it wouldn’t work. I didn’t agree with his reasoning and I said, “I don’t think you understand the concept.” 

I realised immediately that I had insulted my boss’s intelligence in front of everyone and I tried to backtrack and apologize, but it was too late. The damage was done. 

I spent the rest of the day feeling embarrassed and ashamed. My boss didn’t say anything to me about it, but I could tell he was upset. I apologised to him again in private and offered to do whatever it takes to make it up to him. 

The next day, I came into work to find that my boss had rearranged the seating arrangements and I was now sitting in the back of the office, far away from him and the other team members. I knew this was his way of punishing me and I felt even worse. 

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I spent the next few weeks trying to redeem myself and prove to my boss that I am a valuable member of the team. I worked late and took on extra projects. But, it seemed like no matter what I did, my boss was still cold and distant towards me. 

Eventually, I had to have a difficult conversation with my boss and explain my actions and apologise again. It was a humbling experience and I learned my lesson. I will never again underestimate my boss’s intelligence or disrespect him in front of others. 

I’m sharing this story as a cautionary tale to remind others to always be respectful and mindful of their words and actions in the workplace. It’s not worth risking your professional relationships and reputation over a moment of ego or arrogance.

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