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Tizzy
05-09-2005, 11:51:51
.....but is it unrealistic to expect better from the boss?

Boss: "Did we get a Leavers Form for that lass who was sitting over there last week?"
Me: "Don't think so, what was her name?"
Boss: "I don't know"
Me: "Oookkkaayyy. Well I don't think so anyway, haven't had any for a few days"
Boss: "Right, can you go and ask that lass who was looking after her to fill one out soon, security reasons and all that"
Me: "Which lass? Who was she reporting to?"
Boss: "I don't know, she sits over that way"
Me: "Right, so you want me to go and ask someone who's name you can't remember about someone else who's name you can't remember?"

:bash:

Iskandar Reza
05-09-2005, 11:55:21
Does he have pointy hair? That might explain it in part...

Gary
05-09-2005, 11:55:32
:D Get similar stuff all the time.


Ummm... why am I hearing a baby gurgling at work ? I know my collegues seem to look younger every day but ...

Drekkus
05-09-2005, 12:04:26
Originally posted by Tizzy
.....but is it unrealistic to expect better from the boss?

Boss: "Did we get a Leavers Form for that lass who was sitting over there last week?"
Me: "Don't think so, what was her name?"
Boss: "I don't know"
Me: "Oookkkaayyy. Well I don't think so anyway, haven't had any for a few days"
Boss: "Right, can you go and ask that lass who was looking after her to fill one out soon, security reasons and all that"
Me: "Which lass? Who was she reporting to?"
Boss: "I don't know, she sits over that way"
Me: "Right, so you want me to go and ask someone who's name you can't remember about someone else who's name you can't remember?"

:bash: So what was his reply?

Provost Harrison
05-09-2005, 12:04:54
"Yes"?

Tizzy
05-09-2005, 12:07:44
Basically!!

Boss: "Yes, can you do it soon please"
Me: stunned silence

MoSe
05-09-2005, 13:11:53
well, can't you go and check in the frigging Human Resources company DB?
;) :p

Tizzy
05-09-2005, 13:14:17
Yeah, I'm sure that has the facility to look up
"lass who was sittingover there last week, reporting to lass who sits over that way"
:rolleyes:

Shining1
05-09-2005, 13:17:44
Me: "Right, so you want me to go and ask someone who's name you can't remember about someone else who's name you can't remember?"


You actually asked that?

I thought the first rule of office work was to never ask a question where "Yes" is the answer that makes you do more and/or complex work.

Tizzy
05-09-2005, 13:19:25
I was trying to point out how stupid he was being.
It wasn't the most effective method, I admit.

Gary
05-09-2005, 13:20:03
The supplementary question, "How ?" was needed.

Funko
05-09-2005, 13:22:34
Arrange a strategy meeting for you to work out the best way to proceed.

Debaser
05-09-2005, 13:23:52
You mean run it up the flag pole and see who salutes?

Funko
05-09-2005, 13:29:35
If Ann can lay that egg by lunchtime she might be able to put the baby to bed.

The Norks
05-09-2005, 13:38:46
I would laugh if these weren't the exact kinds of phrases used in my workplace.

'sitting in the helicopter' is my personal favourite. First time I heard that I spent about three hours trying desperately to figure out what it meant without asking and therefore looking like a twat. In the end, I had to ask because my brain was hurting- it means taking a wide view of a problem rather than a detailed one. Eg the kind of view you would have from a helicopter rather than the ground.

For instance someone might say 'So Bob, you're sitting in the helicopter, what's the view like from up there? ' chortle chortle.

Feel my pain.

Drekkus
05-09-2005, 13:40:42
Bullshit Bingo!!!