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Chthonic asks: What's the naughtiest thing a boss has ever asked you to do? And did you do it? Or perhaps you are the boss and would like to confess.

(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 13:36)
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Dodgy Delivery
Years ago I worked for a major high-street electrical retailer, doing a "work for dole plus a tenner or we'll stop your benefit" job. When the area manager found out I could drive, he soon had me covering for the delivery drivers if they were ill, pootling all over town in a luton transit.

One afternoon he called me into the warehouse, and told me there was a washing machine needed delivering. He'd already loaded it on the van, and gave me an address. I didn't need to bother with the delivery paperwork, he'd sorted that for me. I set off, and naively delivered it to an old lady on a council estate.

Next day the warehouse manager called me over.

"Do you know where the Zanussi is that was back here?"
- "Yes, Graham told me to deliver it last night."
"Where's the paperwork for it?"
- "Paperwork? He didn't give me any."
"Oh fuck. Another {insert area manager's name} special! Where did it go to?"
- "A council flat in East Hull."
"That's his fucking mother's place."

Apparently (allegedly) the washing machine had been suspiciously reduced under some managerial price code to just £1. I was let off, as I was new, and hadn't been warned about "managerial specials".

Since I left there, I hear the area manager was sacked after a number of other specials came to light...
(, Sat 9 Jul 2011, 0:52, 5 replies)
I got to the end of the second sentence
and I thought "I know who this is".
(, Sat 9 Jul 2011, 1:07, closed)
I think I know who it is, too.

(, Sat 9 Jul 2011, 20:59, closed)
I remember those too
but the shrinkage at the place my wife works makes that at the electricals place look minor and insignificant
(, Mon 11 Jul 2011, 9:28, closed)

why did you put '{insert area manager's name}'? You say his name second line down in the dialogue.
(, Sat 9 Jul 2011, 1:12, closed)
Maybe it's a generic template
for each store.
(, Sat 9 Jul 2011, 1:14, closed)

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