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Have you ever been put in a position of power? Did you become a rabid dictator, or did you completely arse it up and end up publicly humiliated? We demand you tell us your stories.

Thanks to The Supreme Crow for the suggestion

(, Thu 8 Jul 2010, 14:09)
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Not the most interesting story but it is not very long
In Vancouver when the 2010 Winter Olympics was on I applied for a position, ANY position and landed the job of 'Work Force Supervisor' at one of the temporary bus depots set up for the Olympics despite having extremely little experience in any position of authority previously. This was placement was due more to the shambolic nature of the job agency I was with (hello Adecco!) than anything else. At first I tried to 'manage' (whatever that means)and 'get involved' but when I quickly realised that the staff that was working for me had infinitely more knowledge of the work at hand than I did, I just got the f---k out of the way and let them do their respective jobs. Cue two months of me surfing the net and taking naps on disused bus seats.Seemed to work quite well.
(, Fri 9 Jul 2010, 1:53, Reply)

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