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We have a mandatory meeting for all of the techs in the Tampa area today from 5:30-8 at the airport Hilton.

The meeting was scheduled last week, but my boss forgot to inform me about it until last night. For some reason, rather than inform me himself he had my backup idiot send the information to me. Needless to say, I didn't get it until this morning.

Great. Just great. Any hopes I had of my new boss being any less of an intestinal obstruction than my old boss was are now dead. Oh, as another sign of his dizzying intellect, I received e-mail from him yesterday in which the word "ethics" was spelled both "ethichs" and "ethic's".

Now where did I put my resume? And for my eventual letter of resignation, how does one graciously say "I can't work for you any more because I'm afraid I'll catch teh stoopid"? ;-)

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nekidsteve
Jan. 23rd, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
pretty much exactly like that i would think.
dong_bao
Jan. 23rd, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
*nods*

I've had bosses like that... I keep repeatedly telling myself not to repeat the line from the character Umya out of New Gold Dreams.


"Please. I have had too much of the stupid today. Please wait until tomorrow to say these things so my tolerance has refreshed."
siren_sings
Jan. 24th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Not to be alarmist, but the last time I was called to an off-site location with a specified group of employees for a little meeting, they laid us all off. Just sayin'.

Of course, that's not always a bad thing...
zotmeister
Jan. 24th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
And for my eventual letter of resignation, how does one graciously say "I can't work for you any more because I'm afraid I'll catch teh stoopid"?

Make it sound pedantic, using lots of big words. Not only will it be accurate, but it will also get the point across in the most fitting and/or ironic means possible. Such proper language is far from ungracious, but it's even better if the boss is too stupid to understand what it means to begin with. Example off the top of my head: "I must resign my employment under your establishment as I dread that the consequent lack of intellectual stimulation is having a degrading effect upon my mental faculties." I can do better if I had the time.

This is actually a very useful skill to develop. For some of the best uses of it on film, see episodes (or read scripts) of Yes, (Prime) Minister; most any episode will do. - ZM
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