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Saying you're sorry

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by jakewriter82, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    So I really screwed up royally here. I wrote something I probably shouldn't have and I upset a few people I work with, all with my big mouth (or fingers). I said I'm sorry, and I've tried explaining why I wrote it, but I still feel like I'm Mr. scumbag...

    Now I know that from now on no matter what I do, it won't matter to this person or people, (who really didn't care for me too much to begin with.)

    What sucks is it feels like there's nothing more I can do to fix what's been done. I'm not backing down from what I wrote completely, but the way I expressed it was in poor judgment.

    Anyone been in that boat?

    How'd it turn out?
     
  2. Was it a column? Or a screw-up in a story?
     
  3. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    A post on the board?
     
  4. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Well it was a personal blog that wasn't intended for certain eyes that managed to find them anyway. I don't want to give too much away, but yeah, it wasn't very nice to a few people at work.
     
  5. Shit, dude, you have to be a lot more careful. If you don't want someone to see what you wrote about them, don't put it on the internet.
     
  6. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Yeah, that was mistake No. 2 or 3. In the grand scheme of things the person really didn't care for me anyway so it's not changing TOO much, I guess.
     
  7. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Don't be surprised if you get a call from the higher-ups for a chat.
     
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    "words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by man."
     
  9. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Try to cover up all evidence, if possible ;)
     
  10. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

     
  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

     
  12. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Hell yeah I've been in that boat, on this board in fact. And I owned up to it and dealt with the consequences from my former coworkers.

    They weren't happy, and I apologized to the people I needed to apologize to. One accepted it and realized that I was a bit of a young asshole, and we moved on. Another still holds a grudge.

    Nothing I can do at this point...
     
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