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Old 11-01-2022, 09:45 AM   #51
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Shake his hand, but give him the "Stink Palm"
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:03 AM   #52
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Always.........always be the BIGGER man!!! Your conscious and God is always the meter to judge your actions..........or inaction!
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:16 AM   #53
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Kill them with kindness. Life is too short to hold a grudge.
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:23 AM   #54
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Walk up, insert his first name, be the bigger man and outreach my hand, shake, and go our separate ways. no reason to still be salty 14 years later..
I have always said, be the bigger the person... Shake there hand, and leave it at that, if they start to try to converse with you and ask how I/you have been.. i just say with a smile GREAT!! and end it it will be said you did not speak, or thought of in bad way....
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:26 AM   #55
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In my case I shook his hand, looked him dead in the eyes, declined his 2nd job offer and told him I would never return to his business
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:30 AM   #56
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Ex boss screwed me over and let me go to replace me with a family member, few years later another company I am the boss and manage quite a few projects this ex supervisors shows up and seeís and quickly comes to shake my hand and talk about the good things in the past but never mentioned the crap he pulled on me to replace me with his family member, long story short he didnít last long when he had the crappiest responsibility given to him. Karma.
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:33 AM   #57
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The Johnny Cash song song Oney comes to mind!! LOL!
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:38 AM   #58
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In my 33 yrs of working, I can count the number of former co-workers that I truly don't like on one hand. Every few years I run into one of them, but I do not go out of my way to say hi. One of them I make sure to say hi to and shake his hand because I know it gives him a strong case of the jitters like he is about to shart himself!!!!
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:46 AM   #59
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"Dang! I heard you had died and they had to hire pallbearers for your funeral."

Joking. Carrying a grudge will only hurt you. 14 years has passed. Let it go.
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:51 AM   #60
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Had one I told when I left the company if I ever saw him again I would kick his azz. Saw him 15 years later and he was a shell of a man from being an alcoholic, womanizer, divorces, etc. I did not speak to him but he saw me and realized things might not go well for him.
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Old 11-01-2022, 11:01 AM   #61
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I lived this scenario at a wdding.. direct boss.. he tried to screw me on my out and lost. I walked up said hello, shook his hand, then I partied the rest of the night like I was enjoying life... which I was. LoL

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Old 11-01-2022, 11:12 AM   #62
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WWJD??


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Old 11-01-2022, 11:12 AM   #63
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As Paul Harvey would say, Now the rest of the story!!!
A friend of mine that I havenít seen in a while contacted me. Since I was on my days off, we decided to meet for breakfast at the local restaurant. When we walked in, there was a older fellow waiting on a order to go. He stopped my friend and asked his name. My friend said, ďWell, whatís your nameĒ. He told him and my friend said I know who you are and turned to walk in the dining area. Just as soon as we sat down at a table, this guy was right there. I donít really know what this guy said but my friend stood right back up and I heard him say ďYou ainít no friend of mine. Go screw yourselves!!!Ē
Iím like, what the hell was that about?? So he tells me the whole story on this guy. My friend had worked in a union shop and was a grievance committee member. He had filed a bunch of grievances on behalf of other employees. All had to do with this production manager. Apparently, this manager made it personal and he made it so bad that my friend eventually quit.
My friend said heís one of those guys that he wouldnít pee on if on fire and heís a guy that gets along with any and everybody.
I found it quite humorous but it was one of those things that you really had to be there!!!
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Old 11-01-2022, 11:14 AM   #64
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He's probably asking himself the same question about an old employee he couldn't stand
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Old 11-01-2022, 11:20 AM   #65
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I had a **** ex boss call me a year later and ask if he could put my name on his application as a reference to apply for a job at the company I moved to. I laughed through the phone and told him to go ahead. That made my day.

Really? T.U.R.D. gets ****
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Old 11-01-2022, 11:27 AM   #66
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shake his hand and wish him well. bigger man
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Old 11-01-2022, 11:38 AM   #67
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Forgive and forget or you will be carrying that baggage around for the rest of your life- may be unknowingly but it will be there. 14 yrs? A lot can happen in peoples lives in that amount of time. They very well may have had a huge life change and have been humbled. Be respectful, kind and very courteous - It’s what we are called to do “ Live Thy Neighbor”.
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Old 11-01-2022, 12:30 PM   #68
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As others mentions. Shake hands be cordial. It appears yíall are in the same business/field. You never know if one day he leaves the former company and joins the same company you are with now.
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Old 11-01-2022, 12:54 PM   #69
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Had one screw me over about 25 years ago. Best thing that ever happened to me. I left for a promotion in another company and have gone nowhere but up ever sense.

But if I bumped into him I'd not even say hello. He knew what he was doing to me when he did it. I forgive him, but I see no need to talk to him.

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Old 11-01-2022, 12:55 PM   #70
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This happened to me. I shook his hand and was cordial. He asked if the company I worked for was hiring. I said I did not know. He had just interviewed to be my boss again. A few weeks later I am teaching a class in Florida when the company VP comes in and wants to take me to lunch! Well he tells me he is going to be my boss then asks me if I am going to quit. I tell him no because this guy he just hired is a do nothing, know nothing, person and should not make it past a 90 day revue. Well at about 6 weeks into the job the regional manager (who hired him) was asking about PMA dollars done last month. He could not answer and asked his office manager for the answer and she knew the number. The regional guy asked him about the current month PMA dollars and again her referred the question to his office manager. The regional guy fired him right then and there. The regional manager asked me what I said to the VP and I told him. He said he felt lick to still have his job after hiring my old boss and then having to fire him so soon.
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Old 11-01-2022, 01:21 PM   #71
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Be calm, be civil, and be humble. But never forget how anyone treated you.

I have a long memory, but Iíve found that those who treated me poorly in the past, tend to work themselves away from my business. Those who donít, I can generally get along with later on. I try very hard not to burn bridges, as my mentor taught me.

I can remember very few people who irritated me 14 years ago, but I remember those who treated me well, and I try to be like them, and do so in kind. It makes my life better, and I donít have to worry about it when I go to sleep at night.


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Great answer. Very true.
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Old 11-01-2022, 01:32 PM   #72
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You are a better man for acknowledging him and shaking his hand.
People can and do change. Take the high road.

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Old 11-01-2022, 06:52 PM   #73
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What do you do?
Kick his arse!
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Old 11-01-2022, 07:29 PM   #74
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Judging by one of these responses, I need to do a lot more growing up. I appreciate the mentorship gents.
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Old 11-01-2022, 09:30 PM   #75
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You donít have to be the ďbigger manĒ. Why show respect for someone you had strong feelings against in the form of a handshake. Doesnít mean youíre holding a grudge. A quick hey howís it going and keep moving should suffice. Not rude, not friendly.


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Old 11-01-2022, 10:08 PM   #76
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Worked for a principal that treated me like crap because I wasnít afraid to stand up to her, and some of the other teachers who were would come to me with their problems, which led to me confronting her even more often. I left last year, and itís been incredible working for a boss who respects me. That said, I ran into my old boss awhile back, and I was polite, but didnít pretend I was happy to see her.
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:12 PM   #77
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Let’s say you’ve been with a company for a few years. One of the managers is giving you a hard time even though he’s not your direct supervisor. You eventually quit and go to work for another company. Then, say 14 years later, you run into the guy that you quit over.
What do you do or say?
Shake his hand or not?
Asking for a friend!!!
**** a fool.
If he is a fool
I will out fool him.
I dont quit.
Whereas
Shake the hand of a fool.
Dont be fooled.
Place the fools hand atop yours.
Subvert.
Fool the fool into power.

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Old 11-01-2022, 10:55 PM   #78
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I guess I wasn't the bigger man. Either that or some of these bosses weren't all that bad. My last boss was there for 7 years and was a total ***hole the whole time to every one on the crew. Seen him 3 years after I retired. He came across the road to where I was pumping gas in my welding rig. He had a big smile on his face. I told him to turn around and go back and get in his truck. He hesitated and I told him he had until the gas pump quit and he turned and left.
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