Compressed Time
Communication Overload
Customer Contact
Coming of Age

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Cranky Quiz # 5: Competition (chapter 6) 

Scoring the Cranky Quiz 

Score 1 point for every yes and 0 for every no. Count a sometimes as a yes. Add your total: 3 points or less (Cool) means you're in good shape, 4 to 7 (Warm) indicates a need to slow down, and 8 to 10 (Hot!) indicates a raging cranky infection. You'll find anti-cranky solutions for each Quiz item in this chapter. 

  1. ____ Does your employer expect you to work longer hours with no extra benefits of any kind? 

  2. ____ Has your employer downsized, reorganized, out-sourced, merged, or changed its pension plan in the last few years? 

  3. ____ Is there more competition in your field of work than there used to be? 

  4. ____ Do you observe commonplace rudeness and a general lack of courtesy at work? 

  5. ____ If you take time off are you concerned that someone else might edge in on your job in your absence? 

  6. ___ Do you frequently bring work home? 

  7. ____ Do undercurrents of competition sneak into your work or personal relationships? 

  8. ____ When attending a concert or game do you tune out at the halfway point, trying to figure out the best way to beat the crowd when it's time to leave? 

  9. ____ Does it seem that wherever you go, you're always competing with somebody else for time, space, service, products, or attention? 

  10. ____ Do you have mixed feelings about competition, sometimes avoiding it, other times getting carried away with it? 
Cranky Quotient
__________ My Communication Overload condition is:
Cool (0-3) Warm (4-7) Hot! (8-10)

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