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Dealing with difficult co-workers: How I became the "Thanks for the candy" guy.
A set of war stories from the office dealing with annoying, disturbing, and
sometimes downright crazy people on the job. A description of each event (names
changed to protect the guilty), a post conflict analysis, a "what I SHOULD have
said was" section, and perhaps even a lessons learned or method for others to
avoid these circumstances.
(This "thanks for the candy" setup was inspired by Dane Cook's bit about talking
to the guy at the office no one talks to, so that he won't get shot later.)
Spiky is a computer geek that has been working in the security industry for over
10 years, with a diverse background covering IT, comms, crypto, programming, IA,
and more. When not disturbing the proponents of appropriate comments, he can
frequently be found listening to music to get fired by, changing his hair color
frequently, or at home providing amusement and entertainment for his wife and