Archive for the ‘Bosses and Underlings’ Category

3PM On-the-Job Training

Assistant: Hey, I couldn’t figure out how to put it into Word from Excel. So here you go. Boss: You just cut and paste it. Assistant: But you can’t do that from Excel to Word, it won’t let you. Boss: Yes, you can, just right-click and copy and paste it. Assistant: Trust me, I just spent the whole morning trying to, it’s a locked document. Boss: OK, 1947 called, and they want their technology ability back. What’s wrong with you? Hey, who hired you again? 300 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts Overheard by: Cam

Pope Benedict: True Dat

Catholic seminary library employee: Are you going to interview Jane's friend for the position?
Catholic seminary library supervisor: No, I decided she wasn't qualified enough.
Catholic seminary library employee: That's a relief.
Catholic seminary library supervisor, surprised: Why do you say that? Don't you like her?
Catholic seminary library employee: It's just that… Have you ever overheard any of their phone conversations?
Catholic seminary library supervisor: No.
Catholic seminary library employee: It's like they're in a competition over who has the most intense visions of the blessed Virgin Mary. We already get enough of that shit. California Overheard by: bless me for I have sinned

2PM Raising Headcount

Recruiter for aid programs in Afghanistan: I talked with one Mark Johnson* — an 82-year-old WWII vet. He doesn’t hear well, but would love to see some combat. I told him that I would see what we could arrange.
Manager: Ummm…
Recruiter: Dude, sarcasm? 7250 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland