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What's the worst thing your manager / team lead can announce?

Survey period: 10 Jan 2022 to 17 Jan 2022

Obviously the list can be pretty long, but let's stick to the basics.

OptionVotes% 
The Project you almost finished has just been cancelled11144.05
Good news: we're rewriting in [insert this week's fave tech stack]3714.68
Our deadline just got moved forward. What are you doing for the next 4 weekends?6927.38
We're out of coffee3011.90
The customer requested a new feature and I said yes. I'm sure that's OK, right?9537.70
Can I just remind you that... [mentions something they never actually said in the first place]6927.38
I'm bringing in some consultants to help speed things up9336.90
Now that you're done I'm handing the system over to the other team3614.29
Other (add yours as a comment!)145.56
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralRe: I'm now the manager / team lead, but... Pin
Sander Rossel13-Jan-22 4:02
professionalSander Rossel13-Jan-22 4:02 
General"Fair is coming" Pin
RunDosRun9-Jan-22 23:12
MemberRunDosRun9-Jan-22 23:12 
GeneralOther ... Pin
Amarnath S9-Jan-22 21:34
professionalAmarnath S9-Jan-22 21:34 
General180 turn Pin
den2k889-Jan-22 21:02
professionalden2k889-Jan-22 21:02 
GeneralI just gave the customer your phone number so that they can report all errors directly to you... PinPopular
Johnny J.9-Jan-22 20:36
professionalJohnny J.9-Jan-22 20:36 
GeneralRe: I just gave the customer your phone number so that they can report all errors directly to you... Pin
Andreas Mertens11-Jan-22 3:12
professionalAndreas Mertens11-Jan-22 3:12 
GeneralRe: I just gave the customer your phone number so that they can report all errors directly to you... Pin
den2k8811-Jan-22 3:48
professionalden2k8811-Jan-22 3:48 
GeneralRe: I just gave the customer your phone number so that they can report all errors directly to you... Pin
enhzflep11-Jan-22 15:47
Memberenhzflep11-Jan-22 15:47 
I have been known to tell people in the past that I only ever answer calls coming from people in my phonebook. Funnily enough, it's only a few seconds later that I often need to decline the offer of their number.

I think Dale Carnegie may have written about that technique.. Laugh | :laugh:
GeneralCoffee? Pin
Efe Erdoğru9-Jan-22 20:08
professionalEfe Erdoğru9-Jan-22 20:08 
GeneralRe: Coffee? Pin
ergohack10-Jan-22 5:27
Memberergohack10-Jan-22 5:27 
GeneralRe: Coffee? Pin
Andreas Mertens11-Jan-22 3:16
professionalAndreas Mertens11-Jan-22 3:16 
GeneralRe: Coffee? Pin
jeron110-Jan-22 5:41
Memberjeron110-Jan-22 5:41 

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