I received my Chair evaluations, and at first I was happy but then I saw that one of the anonymous colleagues referred to me as “the most empathetic, kind person I’ve ever met.”
As far as I know, none of my colleagues have recently been discharged from the Wagner Group, so there’s no reason for them to see me as a paragon of empathy. I’m now starting to suspect the colleague was taking the piss.
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Nah, you probably led (or misled) somebody into thinking that you actually are such a person. You inadvertently said a kind word to a colleague who really needed some emotional support at that moment, and — they took you seriously and remember it.