So I realized something today at work - I really already knew this about myself, but today it just really came to light. I like to think I'm pretty tolerant and flexible about a variety of things, and while I hold high standards, I do realize mistakes happen, and generally I can be fairly forgiving.
Today it just really came to light, however, that when someone else chooses to head in the wrong direction, does not get permission to do so, and is not authorized to do so, and in doing so, ends up making me look bad, I have absolutely no tolerance for it. None.
Backstory:So, in thinking about my reactions to this, and wondering why it got me so upset that I was almost picking up the phone and chewing someone out in a one-way conversation, I realized that it wasn't the scramble, or the mistakes, or even the bad decisions that got me so upset. It was the fact that they are completely and utterly removed from the situation and have no care whatsoever that they make the rest of us look like idiots.For some context, I manage a lease administration group for a large contract client for my company. I am one of two "on-site" people for our group, and the lion's share of the work is handled by a company hub in Tennessee. Because of this, I end up being the one interfacing with the client and, ultimately, the one held responsible for things happening. Biggest issue being, I have zero actual ability or power to force actions on the hub-based team.
Someone on that team made a decision to try to delay the payment in order to reduce their workload (with no authorization to do so) that delayed a payment (that was sent through as urgent) and the Landlord and Business Unit are all looking for this payment. Since I'm the one in between, and the information I had said it was being processed, finding out otherwise and now the payment is delayed several days from when it could have been made - well, needless to say, I'm irate!
Now I'm sitting here running around, trying to appear calm and orderly while stamping out all the various little fires all the while knowing that those who already don't like having contractors here are just adding this to their list of things to complain about - and guess who ends up sitting in the trial chair? Yours truly.
To add fuel to the flames, I go to vent on my FB (I know, stupid, but I needed to vent somewhere) and two people immediately jump on and tell me I shouldn't be posting those kinds of things on social media (I used the word "murder" in my post, but it was CLEARLY a vent about work crap, not something insensitive to what has happened here lately other than using that particular word) and they got all butt hurt that I would use that word - so ended up deleting that post, which just made me all the more p!$$ed off.
Fellow INTJs, what are some work-related intolerance you may have? I have clearly defined one that, again, I kind of knew about but hadn't really defined.