Posted on May 30, 2014
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CPT Jacob Swartout
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Honestly, just do your job well and hopefully the situation will settle down. Your chain of command will notice who to keep and move to a different unit. Otherwise, talk to the person and let him/her know how you feel about the work relationship. This approach may just squash the ill-feelings and foster a better work environment for you and the rest of the unit.
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MSG Wade Huffman
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Good advise, Sir. You can't control the actions of others, only your own. Do your job to the best of your ability and try to keep a positive attitude and maintain your bearing.
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Coming from someone that is on the lower end of the chain of command, it can be extremely hard to recognize the fact that your superiors notice. I agree Sir, and I thank you for your advice. I have already tried talking to said person and I have come to the conclusion this battle is best fought silently as I push forward and keep my mouth shut. Thank you again Sir.
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There will be many instances in your military career where this will be an issue. You'll work for bosses and with coworkers that you aren't a fan of. Your job is the mission. You didn't join the military to make friends with everyone. If you did, it will be hard to lead. Your choices won't always be the popular ones. But in the end the mission is what's important. The earlier you learn that in your career the better you'll be able to serve your shipmates. You don't have to like someone to tolerate them and work alongside them. You have to deal with them for a few years and then wash them from your memory. If they're pushing limits, try and talk it out. If that fails ask them if they like to box. Hitting people can be fun sometimes!
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If there has been one thing I have learned from you MC1, it has been that sometimes you have to be confident in what you do and your decisions. As much as I would love to take this issue to the ring, time has healed itself and tolerance is a very important characteristic trait to have.
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True story. The boxing comment was meant to be taken jocatively, not as a serious response. Just do your best to squash it. If it does ever get to the point where you think it may become physical, get your chain involved. Don't ever let things rise to that point. They make situations worse than before, I promise.
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Keep your interactions to a simple professional manner. Talk only about what work needs to be done as needed and be polite when you must interact. Keep it short and simple. You can, if you want, talk to him/her regarding the problem you two have with one another and agree to remain civil, professional and out of each other's way.
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