If you can’t tame your gorilla, take a clean shot

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  • David Brent meets David Attenborough.

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  • I know several partners of the type you describe, however, I do not think it is fair to call them gorillas. Gorillas are far more sensitive and caring.

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  • Both accurate and entertaining Tony. Bet I can think of a few Alpha males who informed your composite :)

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  • And after you take your nice clean shot, you'll be able to put your rifle back into storage for quite some time. People will not soon forget this dramatic episode.

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  • Excellent piece, Tony. Thank you.

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  • not only a true view of too many city types, but also shows the cowardice of too many HR managers (term used liberally) who put up with these bulllies' bs

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  • A fantastic analogy and pragmatic advice for dealing with an all-too-destructive scenario, Tony - made me smile! George Taylor couldn't have done better even if he'd collaborated with Dian Fossey.

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  • I agree that these types should not be called gorillas, not least for the reason given by Anonymous.

    Name them for what they really are ... workplace sociopaths/psychopaths and bullies.

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  • What a terrific headline.

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  • I worked with a few gorillas at a firm in Newcastle in the mid-2000s. The biggest and baddest went to a national firm and failed in a very public way. Even the other gorillas were pleased to see his fall from grace.

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