0 to 100 (fourfiveseconds from wildin’)

0 to 100

0 to 100

We talk about tolerance and acceptance all the time however, I am not seeing that same accepting nature when it comes to a differences in opinions. All too often we are seeing customers fighting in stores, attacking fast food workers, physically and verbally abusing someone who is just doing their job. Online arguments which digress to name calling and even violence. Nowadays when you  disagree with someone — you’ve got a problem on your hands.

I’ve been hearing more and more stories of employees coming to work ready to fight and not just blue collar workers or frontline employees but managers and executives.There is always that one or two employees who just are terrible human beings. You hate to talk to them because they are so negative. No matter what you say or do, they find a way to screw it up. Toxic!

I remember back in the day, there was this smart ass guy I worked with and I felt like any day he might say something to me and I would slap the white off of his teeth. Honestly – he was an asshole and luckily for everyone he quit and got another job before I had to pop off and go 0 to 100 on him.

What does this even mean? Just what you think it means – just like a fast car can go from zero to 60 in a heartbeat or like Paul McCarthy, Rihanna and Kanye sings in “FourFiveSeconds” from wildin out on someone – it’s about having a short fuse. Quick tempered.

Every manager has or have had that one person on your team that you can’t fire so you are just praying that they quit? In fact, you are willing to lie and give them a glowing recommendation just so they can get the f**k out of your hair? You know it’s true!

There are people like that in my life, family mostly, which is worse because they will never be out of my hair.I couldn’t image having to deal with them at work everyday. I also have some in my HR network (we will get to that later).

0 to 100, real quick. Argumentative, defensiveness, nastiness and long drawn out discussions over nothing really. Miserable sour pusses – these toxic folks can ruin your mood, kill productivity and you end up spending more energy trying to figure out how to deal with them versus achieve your team’s goals.

Bonus: Okay, I have to keep it real you –  Everything you read above was the “HR” or “Management” side but this article was partially inspired by some folks in my  network who just seem hell bent on being nasty to one another. Recently, I’ve seen SOME of these folks attack the credibility of others, question their experience, knowledge and relevancy.

Once upon a time if someone fired a shot in my direction or made a statement that I didn’t like I would have gone 0 to 100 in fourfiveseconds on their ass but I’ve spent too much time trying to prove people wrong and it’s totally not worth it. In the end, it doesn’t matter what they think.

Personally, if it’s not about using what I have in some way to help others, then IDGAF.

Don’t feed the trolls.