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Am I overreacting? DESIRE TO FIRE.

I run a small sales team, and they know me very well. Last night was the Italy v Spain semi-final match of the Euros. Being Italian, this game was huge for me. One of my team, scheduled a client meeting at that exact time (this is not a big or important deal, and the client doesn't have urgency). My team has access to my calendar to make scheduling me into their client calls easier if they feel they need me. I was tempted to fire/threaten to fire him for this... am I overreacting?



*This is obviously a joke* I would never fire someone for something like this. Obviously, cold-blooded murder was my only solution.

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GDO
Politicker
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BDM
Haha, i would love to watch how you screamed at him. With all the Italian handgestures and stuff.Β 

well tbh if you would have blocked that time he could not have booked it. So schedule the Monday after the finale for the hangover right now! Win or lose there will be a hangover 😡 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
I know, really my rage was misdirection for my anger at myself. I took the day off on Monday haha!
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
Right decision!
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Next time, schedule an "Appointment" at the time of the match lol
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
As mentioned above, I really am kicking myself for not doing this.Β 
WCK
Notorious Answer
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
Just gotta think of every possible scenario! Lol

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Beasthouse
Opinionated
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Corporate trainer
we call that CRM clean up and Account verification time.Β 
detectivegibbles
Politicker
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Territory Rep
The sicilian blood is boiling within me on your behalf.Β 
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
He should have told them to vanfangool...
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
HAHAHA nice one. "Va' fa' un culo" Which means "Go make an ass" but really means: Go fuck yourself!
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ragnarlothbrok
Politicker
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Key account manager
was the fact it went to penalties a bless in disguise ?? perhaps a 2nd offence may give grounds for a warning πŸ˜‚
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
I managed to end the call to watch the 2nd half and all of extra time. The only blessing was winning the match!Β 
ragnarlothbrok
Politicker
+6
Key account manager
I wouldn't worry too much, word on the street has it that "football is coming home" πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
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CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
That's definitely a dick move. But why didn't you block the game off on your calendar?
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Because I'm a dumbass... Funny thing is, he has actively been following the tournament too. Talks to be about all the games etc.Β 
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
He owes you an espresso and biscotti.Β 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Maybe if the espresso comes in the form of an espresso martini...
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Ha... I think I'd prefer a bottle of scotch!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Senior Account Executive
Obviously πŸ˜†
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Thanks for positive confirmation!
HappyGilmore
Politicker
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Account Executive
Wow for that kind of a sin he should buy you a case of Peronis.
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
lol, his 2nd sin would be buying me a case of subpar beer!Β 
HappyGilmore
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
"Takes back comment of buying Peronis" haha.Β 
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RealEstateVeep
Politicker
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VP of Real Estate
Idk if someone breaks into my office while England is playing I will break out a longbow and shoot them in the face as is custom in England.
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
LOL and that ladies and gentlemen is how you "bring it home"
RealEstateVeep
Politicker
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VP of Real Estate
Bonus points if you yell "for the Queen" first. Actually just found out that my 15th Great Grandmother was the Great Grandmother to Queen Anne Boleyn and Great Great Grandmother to Queen Elizabeth I. What does this mean for me? Jack shit, I just find it interesting and hilarious that I'm DISTANTLY related to British royalty (at least when the Tudors were in) and I've ended up an American salesman.
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nomdeguerre
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VP of Channel Partner Sales
Did you block your calendar for the time of the game?
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Sadly no. Rookie move.
nomdeguerre
Valued Contributor
+5
VP of Channel Partner Sales
In that case it's on you bro LOL
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cifu
Opinionated
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SDR
go for some good yelling time and then say you're on your period
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Does it matter that I'm a man?
RealEstateVeep
Politicker
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VP of Real Estate
Nope! If they question it just call them transgender phobic!
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JC10X
Politicker
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Senior Sales Manager
lol
fuzzy
Notable Contributor
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Being italian myself, the only solution I can recommend is to airdrop meatballs via drone right onto his house.Β 
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
That sounds both horrible and amazing. *Orders drone on Amazon*
Beasthouse
Opinionated
+5
Corporate trainer
i would schedule a full account audit on his birthday just for fun
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Genius. Put him on a PIP as joke...
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
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Account Executive
Lol, should've blocked the calendar.Β Β 

I also thought this was a FIRE (Financial Independence /Retire Early post πŸ˜…)
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
OH hahaha... didn't know that acronym... very very far away from that sadly.
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
Why would that piss you off? Italy doesn't even stand a chance... j/k I'd be pissed too LMAO
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Haha, only thing left is for "it to come Rome"
bareknuckles
Valued Contributor
+4
CEO of my kitchen table
Was the person Spanish?
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
No...Β 
bareknuckles
Valued Contributor
+4
CEO of my kitchen table
Would have been funnier if they were
SiliconBBQ
Politicker
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The Metal Rooster
Fire him?!?!? just go full Gamorrah on friends and enemies...Trust no one.
MrPotter
Opinionated
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Trainer
EURO is life man, I think you have to let him go. Congrats on the passage to finals btw.
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Amen. Thanks, super excited and nervous now!
MontBlanc
Notable Contributor
+13
Senior Account Executive
Did you block the time off though?!?
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
+5
Business Development Director
Nope... my mistake, I know. Feel free to read the comments above that all said that, lol. Unless this was sarcasm. In which case, touchΓ©.
SaaSbod
Contributor
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Sr Sales Account Exec
Appropriately named 'Trollingham' - Lots of commish off this turd of a deal.
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
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Business Development Director
Why thank you sir.
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