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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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One from my mum
About thirty years ago (after the health and safety act was passed, but before it was really widespread) when she was still working as a biochemist, her boss decided to get rid of some seven old drums of chemicals that had been lying around for ages - so long, in fact, their labels had fallen off. Without knowing what was in them, he rang an agency specialising in disposal of waste industrial chemicals. As the agency guy was loading them onto his truck one exploded, shortly followed by the rest. They contained white phosphorus.

The agency guy survived despite being blown a considerable distance by the blast and the boss was demoted eight grades, effectively to company tea boy.

The moral is: always know what you have lying around...
(, Tue 12 Jul 2011, 18:09, 3 replies)
you should tell that to the Cypriots.
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 8:34, closed)
I got
One from your Mum too :)
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 17:12, closed)
The boss probably kept the same salary.
The moral is: Use people as disposable tools and win.
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 18:28, closed)

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