Unpleasant truths…

Hear, hear:

Why are managers afraid to manage? | View from the Cubicle | TechRepublic.com

“Much of the time, a manager will turn a blind eye to a bad employee even though all the signs are there. Then they’ll wait until a co-worker comes in to complain. At that point, the manager gives the ‘You should talk to her and explain how that makes you feel’ speech. … [N]ine times out of ten, such a ‘talk’ will result in one employee being directly in the ‘hate radar’ of another. Most unbearably unpleasant people also happen to be defensive about their unpleasantness.

Second, isn’t that what the manager gets the extra bucks for…managing?”

Emphasis mine.