Have you ever played the French card game, Mille Bourne? As you drive along, you can either advance your cause my playing mileage, or you can try to thwart your opponents with a "hazard" card.
But, you run the risk of having that attack ricochet back on you in the form of a "coup-fourre". I recently saw someone coup-fourre themselves. He didn't have to do it. He'd been warned to change his approach, but in the end, he was the source of his own doing.
Hoisted on his own petard if you will.
Now I know what you're thinking, "What did Cora's EX do this time." Nope, not him. He's been quiet as of late. (And he has read this blog on occasion, so there's that, too.)
No, this is about a temporary boss I had. He only "worked" at my company for about 4 months. And by that I mean, "collected a paycheck" not "was in his office performing any actual work." In 4 months, I'm certain he didn't put in one full week of 5 X 7 hour days. (Yeah, 7 hour days.)
Now, I'm reporting to a friend of mine who I've known across 3 companies for about 23 years. Not too excited about this. Now we've each lost the one person at work who we could safely bitch to. And there's a big project that's behind schedule because of the previous boss, and she's trying to get it back on track, and I'm already working from 8:00 to 6:00, and things are only going to get worse.