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I fully recognize my inability (and lack of desire) to give a sh*t about someone's sensitivities. If they f*cked up, they should know, and if it falls to me to tell them, they'll probably end up hiding in a corner, sucking their thumb, and crying for their mommy. I have no interest in changing my approach.
I am the LAST person that should be a manager. I also don't feel like this is a major character flaw.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013
Perhaps you're one of the people that think John should continue to try to climb the ladder until he's an example of the Peter Principle? I'm with John - I do this job for the satisfaction, not the money. Promotion to manager? Blah - give it to someone that deserves to be punished. Money:Stress ratio is always better further away from the top-end.
Your question is strange. Talking to people about non-nuts-and-bolts things is what I'm considering a soft-skill. (Is this out of step with broader community definitions?)
Being able to do it well is, obviously, desirable. Which brings me to the reason I mentioned the concept. If you were merely trying to find out information with your question, it sucks. It can be seen to make inferences about John's character that a more skilled person would not have done when trying to find out the same info.
Certainly, while it is true that its been about 23 years now since I first hit AltaVista, I'm capable of seeing far more nuance that your comment appears to acknowledge.
I asked you a direct question, yet you've dodged it and instead left another opinion. See how this is going yet?
Your behaviour mimics perfectly that of someone called-out for and embarrassed by poor behaviour.
When taken into consideration with your snarky "Now there's one way to grow as a person. " comment, I'm having an impossible time believing you.
Number Six: I am not a number! I am a free man!
Number Two: [laughs]
Number Six: I will not make any deals with you. I've resigned. I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered! My life is my own!
"When you are dead, you won't even know that you are dead. It's a pain only felt by others; same thing when you are stupid."
Ignorant - An individual without knowledge, but is willing to learn. Stupid - An individual without knowledge and is incapable of learning. Idiot - An individual without knowledge and allows social media to do the thinking for them.