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Thread #58012   Message #915625
Posted By: Sam L
21-Mar-03 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
Subject: RE: BS: Help! My Job is a Dilbert Cartoon!
I work for someone who can't operate a phone book.

We once stopped by their house, which we dread like death because we get sucked into the vortex of ineptitudes. It went like this.

She--Oh, as long as you're here, are either of you good with electronics?

Me--Yeah Aaron is!

Aaron (!)

Me (ha!)

She--Because our cd player isn't working...

Later, out in the van, Aaron explained that more than half the cds were in upside down.

   Another fun thing is the frequent "changing our system" campaigns of liberal reforms because our boss refuses to use any system we have. So when she screws everything up, "we need to change our system" again. In general I am a big fat liberal, but in this little world I am a staunch conservative, which is fun. I even get to complain about people being "too stupid and/or lazy" to help themselves (which you take an oath never to do when they grant the "liberal" card for you to carry).

Funny you mention it, Beccy, one employee is going part time next week, because she can't imagine having children and doing the job anymore. I guess she too doesn't want to "have it all". We have formed a support group for current and ex employees, and I've talked to four of them today--two who haven't been there in more than a year. It forms a bond, somehow. It's like survivor--except you win by getting off the island.