lavarman84 wrote:rpupkin wrote:RufusShinra wrote:Consider it done.
I do not like "consider it done." If I'm asking you to do something, I want you to do that thing. When a junior associate responds "consider it done," they are suggesting to me that the thing is already done, and that it therefore doesn't need doing at all. I consider this a challenge to my authority.
So please do not tell me to "consider it done" when I clearly believe that the "it" is undone or underdone.
It is not a challenge to your authority. Rather, it is the junior's way of saying, "I am so reliable that you might as well consider anything you give to me as done because I won't let you down." They are professing their loyalty to you. You should be flattered and immediately make them your right-hand man.
However, "sounds like a plan" definitely challenges your authority and manhood. They are refusing to affirm that you, in fact, gave them an actual plan. Rather, they are only willing to admit that it sounds like a plan, but they must make the determination of whether or not it is actually a plan. This puts them in the driver seat, and it means that they are looking to cut you off at the knees. Be very wary of associates who use that response. I recommend subtly putting them in their place by not acknowledging them the next time you see them. Bonus points if you say hello to an associate standing in their general vicinity while not acknowledging them.