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I lived in fear of a Darth Vader-esque school dinner lady who stood me perpetually at the naughty table for refusing to eat mushy peas. An ordeal made worse after I was caught spooning the accursed veg into her wellies. Who, we ask, has wrecked your life?

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(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 12:01)
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There was a production manager. Fortunately not my manager but he was in a position to make things awkward for me occasionally, and seemed to enjoy doing so.

The silly bastard always was too stupid to realise that I was actually in a position to be even more awkward to him, but there you go - you can't expect reason from morons.

Anyway, CB's main sidekick fucked up one day. Fucked up big time and it wasn't the first time he'd made that fuckup either. To cover the fact, they decided to blame it all on the operator who'd pointed out the fuckup, told me about it and worked hard to resolve it before it caused a real problem. CB decided to sack him for it.

I wasn't having that. I made sure I told lots of people how observant and diligent this particular operator had been and suggested they nominate him through the company recognition scheme.

The time came when CB was insisting to HR that he was going to discipline and then sack this operator for gross negligence - only to be told that he couldn't as the guy had received more nominations for the employee recognition scheme than anybody ever had done.

So not only could CB not sack or even discipline the guy, he had to have his photo taken for the company magazine, shaking hands with the operator while telling everyone what a credit to the company this operator was and awarding him with a certificate, a bottle of wine and a gift voucher.
(, Fri 30 Apr 2010, 15:54, Reply)

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