Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Is That You, Dilbert?

Dialogue at work this afternoon

Boss: When can you have that XYZ report finished for June?

Me: Well, to finish it I have to wait for Accounting to be to a certain point in the month end close, but I have all the rest of the data loaded and am just waiting for that.

Boss: Yeah, let’s move that up a little this month okay?

Me: (sitting in stunned silence)

Me: (mumbling after boss walks away) Yeah, and I’ll put that cover sheet on the TPS report while I’m at it.


I swear to you I’m not making this up. I couldn’t make up crap like this if I tried.

BTW, Blogger Weekend Part III should be posted later tonight or possibly tomorrow morning. For someone with nothing to do this week, I’ve been incredibly busy!

2 comments:

Nancy said...

The stupidity of some people (supposedly management people!) is just unbelievable sometimes. My husband came home telling a story the other day about a co-worker who called the off-site manager to let him know that they needed some help getting a machine back up---the manager berated his trouble-shooting skills. Like that was going to get the machine running?!

I will count my blessings today that I have one of the best bosses in the entire world.

Trueself said...

Nancy - It seems that in too many organizations people do indeed rise to their level of incompetance.