Bosses and Underlings

Boss: She’s gone? And you’re not going to be here tomorrow?
Secretary: Correct.
Boss: But I need counseling.
Designer: I agree!

175 South Third Street
Columbus, Ohio

Administrator: [Les], do you have any overdue surveys?
[Les]: No, I don’t.
Administrator: You don’t have any surveys due before the 26th?
[Les]: No, the only surveys I have were due on the 23rd and the 24th.

811 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Boss: Okay, it’s nearly 5, so we’re going to take a different approach to the voting this time. After the meeting minutes are completed, I’ll email all of our ideas to everyone tomorrow, and you can email me back your votes for the best one.
Underling: Are we voting today or tomorrow?

425 Park Avenue
New York, NY

IT Manager: Yeah, he named all of his functions after fish. He was a brilliant programmer, so we let it slide.

149 Cambridge Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Employee #1: Wearing the pinstripe today, eh? Real banker-like.
Manager: Yeah, makes me work harder. But you should see me at 4:30. I’ll be wearing jeans and a sweatshirt and working the park.
Employee #1: Pardon?
Manager: I’ll be selling hot chocolate.
Employee #2: Is that your name there or the product you’ll be selling?

3 King Street S
Waterloo, Ontario
Canadia

Overheard by: SAM BRUNTON-LEWIS

Underling: What do you think about the new price increase?
Team leader: I think; that’s all I know.

1070 Technology Drive
Venice, Florida

Manager: Good morning ladies. What are you whispering about?
Secretary #1 & #2: You.

11909 Spencer Road
Houston, Texas

Co-worker: Here comes trouble.
Boss: Get back in your box and shut the lid.
Co-worker: I *am* in my box. I was just sitting here and you came in my box!

10398 Pacific Center Court
San Diego, California

Worker: So the Christmas party is mandatory?
Boss: Of course not, but if you don’t show you’ll probably be ostracized.
Worker: …And I have to sign a waiver to drink?
Boss: Do you think a company of lawyers would let everyone drink, then drive, and not cover their asses?

962 Coronado Boulevard
Universal City, Texas

Assistant Building Emergency Coordinator: Why don’t we have the security officers make the evacuation announcements? They are located next to the building PA system.
Manager: I am not sure they are qualified and capable of using the microphone to make announcements.

600 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California