Archive for the ‘Bosses and Underlings’ Category

11AM Filing

Boss: All of these folders need to be filed right away, but I can’t trust the desk guys to do it.

Tutor #1: Isn’t that their job?

Boss: Yes, but they need to be filed alphabetically, and they can’t do that.

Tutor #1: They can’t file alphabetically?

Boss: Apparently not. [Tutor #2] spent two hours yesterday trying to put everything back in order.

Tutor #2, breaking into laughter: Is that what you thought I was doing? Shit!

Boss: What were you doing, then?

Tutor #2: I dropped my ring in the drawer, and I had to take out all the folders to find it! It took forever, too.

Boss: Did you at least put them back alphabetically when you were done?

Tutor $2: Are you on crack? That’s the desk guy’s job!

101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, Maryland

Overheard by: Ren

As I Am

Broker to real estate agent in training: When you’re doing an open house you have to talk to everybody, no matter how poor they look. You know, no matter how black they are… if you’re racist.

Huntington, New York

10AM Review

Worker: Can you review this for me?
Manager: Why are you asking me all the time?
Worker: Because you’re my team leader.
Manager: There are no team leaders anymore.
Worker: What? Yes, there are.
Manager: No, there aren’t.
Worker: Well, I asked [Jesse] yesterday, and he said he couldn’t do it because he wasn’t my team leader. Why would he say that if there aren’t team leaders anymore?
Manager: Because he didn’t want to do your review.

137 Iroquois Avenue
Essex Junction, Vermont

4PM Work on Report

Office worker: I need to talk to you about this report you mentioned.
Manager: No, we can’t talk about this now, not till tomorrow.
Office worker: Yes, but it’s due tomorr–
Manager: No, no, no! Now is not the time to talk about it. Tomorrow is.
Office worker: But–
Manager: Tomorrow. Goodbye.

39 Murray Street
Hobart, Tasmania
Australia