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Cameron loves her job as a data programmer, but her co-worker Blake, is very challenging. Blake often loses his temper over aspects of shared projects that neither of them can control. When discussing projects in Cameron's work station, Blake plays with her office supplies, rearranges her desk, and leaves snack and food crumbs. Worst of all, Blake always takes the portion of a project that is the easiest, leaving Cameron to work harder and longer hours. Which of the following is not an effective method for handling Cameron's problems with Blake?
A) Cameron should invite Blake to lunch and directly confront him with her feelings.
B) Cameron should invite Blake to coffee to clarify if there are any misunderstandings.
C) Cameron should simply ignore Blake and his behavior.
D) Cameron should make a point of going to Blake's work station and leaving a mess.
E) Cameron should ask a manager to help divide the work load for the next project.
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Explanation:  D) Although tempting, retaliation will only escalate the situation. Cameron should not engage in Blake's petty behavior by messing up his work station. A direct and conciliatory approach is the first step to try, as well as seeing the problem from the other person's point of view. If unable to solve the problem, the next best thing to do is to ignore it. Involving management is a last resort, but can be done if there is a positive solution in mind, such as evenly dividing the work.

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