One of the employees who I supervise complained because our company organizes a group to walk in our city’s Pride Parade every year. He said it is unfair for us to spend resources on a special interest group. He claims that we should not be favoring gay people when we don’t do anything special for straight people. I told him to voice his concerns with human resources, but he keeps griping to me. Please tell me some magic words to get him to stop.
Have you tried, “Shut up”? That usually works for me.
If that’s too blunt, make a deal with the whiner. Tell him as soon as he starts a Straight Pride Parade, the company will send a group to march.
— Evil Skippy
“Shut up” and sarcasm both can be satisfying when dealing with dolts, but for a more supervisory approach read Dear Evil Skippy: Make My Employee Stop Whining. Some advice never goes stale.
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