Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My boss is funny!

My boss said some funny things today! Oh, she's such a card! Maybe it was just the mind-numbing delirium of the three and a half hour meeting but when word comes from the top of one of the biggest companies in America that we are all just one big family and that we all need to work together as a team even though we will not be getting any "salary actions", I just have to crack up! I swear she should have been standing in front of a fake brick wall with a microphone saying, "I get no respect!" or "Take my wife, please!" but she instead said that instead of punishing the small group that is abusing their priviledges, we will punish the whole group because "We've always done it that way". Classic! It really is. I'm wishing more and more that I could meet another boss who maybe wasn't quite so funny. I'm not deserving of that kind of humor!


Anonymous said...

Hmmm? I am assuming, knowing something about your company, that you are referring to South Carolina, not Merrill Lynch.

My recollection of the former's emails reminds me, if I'm not mistaken, that the Walls Unit at Huntsville recently did a study and concluded that, although effective as a form of lethal punishment, use of South Carolina's missives might be construed by the courts as "cruel and unusual."

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Anonymous said...

Maybe what your boss meant was something like the following: "It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance at success, too,"

Anonymous said...

Hey, didja hear the one about the boss who called all the regional employees into a meeting and said "I've got great news! About a third of you are going to get substantial raises!"

A fellow got up and said "What about the other two-thirds?"

The boss said, "They're not."

Man, that one is a knee-slapper. You just can't teach that kind of management technique - it's gotta come from within.


Anonymous said...

Your boss, Space Cadet = not so funny.