Originally Posted by spittinfire
I didn't see all his posts nor did I search them out as work as picked up for me and I have better things to do with my time. If he behaved as you stated then I understand the response.
Spitty, I'll share a story with you. I had been in about 10 years and we had a new E-5 join us in the office. Now I have always expected folks to act professionally and I have little tolerance (YEAH, I KNOW, BIG SURPRISE). My buddy was much like Benning in that he saw value in everyone and always believed folks could be rehabilitated.
Not only was this new guy dumb as a rock, he was also obnoxious and rude. It was difficult to keep him in the shadows to prevent us all being dressed down and embarrassed. I was at the point where I was ready to toss this turd off our balcony (our office was on the 3rd floor). My buddy assured me he could work with him, train him, and convert him to a functioning member of our team. I wished him good luck and told him the ball was completely in his court.
About 3 months went by and my bud was really trying to help this asshat and nothing appeared to be getting through. Not to long after, my friend came to me and finally admitted that chucking him off the balcony was a good course of action. Not everyone will fit in regardless of how many folks try to help.
Oh, the obnoxious idiot you say - I showed him the door so to speak and the Air Force bid him adieu...