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My running commentary on the weird and wonderful place that is my office.
Today's installment:

1) IT sends us an e-mail. They want to give us new passwords and ask us to send in our old ones by MAIL.
Half the office thinks this is illegal spam and throws away the message.

2) The new CEO is a German. This is made uncomfortably apparent by his most important concern: "The chairs in our conference room", he reprimands us, "MUST be pushed back to the table when we leave the room".
Apparently, the messiness of chairs that stand around in just any old way offends his sensibilities.
Never mind that this is the CEO who was hired to help us get back into the profit zone. CHAIRS is what he worries about.


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If the chair breaks when you hurl it across the room at CEO Doofy's head, do you push the mess under the table then?
 
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LOL!

Seems like the appropriate place to repost this here:

http://www.doodie.com/boss_flash_animation.php


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You guys will probably appreciate this one if you haven't seen it already.

http://joecartoon.atomfilms.com/pages/theboss/

Note: I've found in the past that it tends to redirect you to the main site if you just click the link, but it worked when I tested it, so it might be ok. Otherwise just copy and paste it into the address bar.



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I'm alone at work, so I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to misbehave...

Onion, someone who has time to worry about conference room chairs doesn't have enough to do. Do everything you can to fly under this guy's radar because eventually he'll start picking at every little thing some unfortunate soul is doing to deflect attention away from the fact that he's not doing anything/incompetent. I had a boss like that. I know of what I speak.


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Being half German, though, I have a sneaking suspiscion I understand where he's coming from. It bugs the CRAP out of me when my students don't push their chairs in. Why? Because it means they aren't paying attention (in this case, to manners and politeness and making things easier for the next person who comes along). Also, it means they don't care of things are chaotic and disorganized. If I were trying to get a company back in the profit zone, I JUST MIGHT start with something basic, like pushing in chairs, and see how organized and detail-oriented people are. Of course, at some point I'd probably explain myself too. To avoid looking like an idiot and all. Razz


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Originally posted by onions:

2) The new CEO is a German. This is made uncomfortably apparent by his most important concern: "The chairs in our conference room", he reprimands us, "MUST be pushed back to the table when we leave the room".
Apparently, the messiness of chairs that stand around in just any old way offends his sensibilities.
Never mind that this is the CEO who was hired to help us get back into the profit zone. CHAIRS is what he worries about.



BWAHAHAHAAA!!!!! My BIGGEST pet peeve at work is people who don't push in their fucking chairs.

teehee.


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I'm the same way at work, which bothers people a lot. What's really OCD is that all the chairs have to be the same height when I leave a workspace area. I swear, if I weren't one of the fastest workers they have, they'd get me in therapy.


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You lot should worry. I am being personally developed by my company, to improve my self belief and help me maintain a positive attitude. They don't understand that I like my self doubt and my healthy negative attitude.


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The last time that happened to me, I ended up going through EST (now known as The Forum). We all went through EST. Roll Eyes

All I can say is.....run!


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I just read a little of that.. sounds horrid.


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What on earth is it, BeeZee?
What did you have to do?


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The articles are mostly the most extreme end of EST.
This one is a little closer to the actual experience.

Needless to say, with me it didn't stick.

Heh, in EST speak, I never "got it".
Good thing.


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OMFG.

That is...horrible.
That makes me so mad. Frown

And you were sent there by your boss? Or did I misunderstand?


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My workplace is JUST FRICKIN'-...

...hey, I don't work anymore!

*walks away and whistles happily*

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Let's just say we were "strongly encouraged" to take it.
Steven and Mark were really really into it, having taken the training from the man himself.
In fact, they put up the money for me to go...and as I recall it was a heckuva lot more than $250.00 when I went.

When I quit, Steven tried to make me pay back the money. Razz
I said "Uh-uh, it was your idea, and nowhere in it was there any mention of paying it back."

See....that much I "got". Big Grin


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Lol!
I'm glad you "got" all the right stuff, then. Good for you.

And Furious - everytime I read one of your enthusiastic "not working anymore" posts it makes me grin. Big Grin
How's the massages? Good?


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quote:
Originally posted by Babylon the Bride:
Lol!
I'm glad you "got" all the right stuff, then. Good for you.

And Furious - everytime I read one of your enthusiastic "not working anymore" posts it makes me grin. Big Grin
How's the massages? Good?


*puts on his 'poor me' face*

It's just horrible. Free massages and whirlpools at someone else's expense...primo parking wherever I go...the guilt of not contributing to the taxbase...Big Grin

Seriously though, I'm making things out a little rosier than they really are. Almost went without heating oil thanks to my ex-company sitting on $7500 that they owed me. Mad

It's a game, but I'm winning. Big Grin
 
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Yes, I can imagine.
But you seem pig-headed competitive enough to pull it through.
Me, I'd probably just give up and cry.
So, you rock!


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Oh I've cried and screamed and burnt out and about this mess which began in 2003...ugh.

RECORD EVERYTHING and hire the best legal gunslinger you can find!
 
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