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I've had a complaint made against me with HR because, when compiling names for a congratulatory launch announcement, I alphabetized the names.

Someone who worked very hard on the project had apparently put their own name on top of the list intentionally and was miffed when it was moved down the list by the bad luck of their last name.

I offered to reach out and apologize 1:1 just to be gracious - they said no and requested a 3-way mediation follow-up.

Discuss.

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Suggestion: attend the three way mediation but insist on bringing counsel. Your counsel should be a hand puppet who explains the order of the alphabet. Visuals, such as an apple for “A” are advised

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Just have Sesame Street playing in the background in case they turn down the request to bring counsel.

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This all depends on what type of launch announcement this is and who the audience is. There are some situations where name order can make a difference in your career (e.g., lead authors in journal publications).

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Forgot to mention though... when order of authors matter, it's usually discussed and agreed upon by collaborators at the outset of the project (or at least well before submission). If this person didn't make it known that they expected to be named first, there's no way you would have known and alphabetical makes sense. And if they wanted to be lead author, they should be doing the bulk of the writing and also be the one who submits the report/announcement.

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This much drama over a ppt? 🤯

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Haha. Sorry. Go to the mediation it'll be fun. Let them do all the talking then just remind them how the alphabet works..

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I think that is hilarious - I’m dying that someone would take offense 😂

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Tell them to change their name to Aaron Aadams. They’ll be top posted in every alphabetical list.

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Does the person have a right to be annoyed in the situation? Sure. I wouldn’t be, but maybe they feel chronically unappreciated and stuck in their career and this is just another example to them of that situation.

The part that’s weird to me is immediately requesting HR mediation. Barring actual harassment or ethics violations, it would never occur to me to report someone for a minor interpersonal conflict before just… talking to the person. That’s bizarre.

I’mma just go ahead and say this is probably an oversimplification and you’re leaving stuff out.

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