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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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The power of words
A while ago, I worked for the swine flu call center. Calls where pretty boring, usualy some one who's sick, or worried about a kid or elderly relative, so not always the most cheery bunch.

Then I get a call from a guy about his son who has susspected swine flu, he's very polite, funny, upbeat and dosent panic when I say his son may have swine flu. Really nice to talk to him, makes a pretty depressing job for a university graduate a bit easier to manage.

Then, he has one last question, he's just been diagnosed with stomach cancer, will he be at risk. The words hit me like a hammer blow. He'd been so upbeat, so cheerful, yet he was dealing with cancer.

Relavence? No matter how absolute your power seems, no matter how Much influence you wield, your life could come crashing down around you after a quick check up at the doctors. Taking that diagnosis and refusing to give in, refusing to let it destroy you, that's the only power worth having.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 16:20, 4 replies)
Bloody hell. That completely blindsided me. Have a click. Good stuff.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 16:24, closed)
Puts everything in perspective...click
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 18:00, closed)
Well he has a good temperament and outlook....

(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 18:03, closed)
At least there
you wouldn't have to upsell.
(, Tue 13 Jul 2010, 19:30, closed)

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