The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about an urgent problem with one of the main computers. He dialed the employee’s home phone number and was greeted with a child’s whispered, ”Hello?”
Feeling put out at the inconvenience of having to talk to a youngster the boss asked, ”Is your Daddy home?”
”Yes,” whispered the small voice.
”May I talk with him?” the man asked.
To the surprise of the boss, the small voice whispered, ”No.”
Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, ”Is your Mommy there?”
”Yes”, came the answer.
”May I talk with her?”
Again the small voice whispered, ”No”.
Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the person who should be there watching over the child.
”Is there anyone there besides you?” the boss asked the child.
”Yes” whispered the child, ”A policeman.”
Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee’s home, the boss asked, ”May I speak with the policeman?”
”No, he’s busy,” whispered the child.
”Busy doing what?” asked the boss.
Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the fireman,” came the whispered answer.
Growing concerned and even worried as he heard what sounded like a helicopter through the ear piece on the phone the boss asked, ”What is that noise?”
”A hello-copper,” answered the whispering voice.
”What is going on there?” asked the boss, now alarmed.
In an awed whispering voice the child answered, ”The search team just landed the hello-copper.”
Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated, the boss asked, ”Why are they there?”
Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled giggle, ”They’re looking for me.”
The boss returned from lunch in a good mood and called the whole staff in to listen to a couple of jokes he had picked up. Everybody, but one girl laughed uproariously.
”What’s the matter?” grumbled the boss. ”Haven’t you got a sense of humor?”
”I don’t have to laugh,” she replied. ”I’m leaving Friday.”
Thoughts and stories from on the job
My boss came in one morning and caught me hugging my secretary. He said in a rage, ”Is this what you get paid for?” I told him, ”Nope! I do this for free.”
This same boss was into all this dumb inspirational and motivation stuff too. I remember once he posted a sign which read ”Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” I couldn’t resist and added a note: ”And now you know why too”.
Once I came upon this pretty new temp standing in front of the paper shredder with a confused look on her face. I asked if she needed any help and she said, ”Yeah, how does this thing work?” I took the papers from her hand and demonstrated how to work the shredder. She stood there a moment with yet another confused expression, so I said, ”Any questions?” She said, ”Yeah, exactly where do the copies come out from?”
People always say that hard work never killed anybody. Oh yeah??? When’s the last time ya ever heard of anyone who ”rested to death”.
Being punctual in our Office was of no benefit what-so-ever. There was never anybody around to appreciate it.
Our Office was always on the cutting edge of technology. Not only did we have computers which spoke as well as listened; Hell, some of them even got ulcers.
Did ya ever notice the people who complain the most about not having enough time to do all their work are the same ones who always stop & tell everyone that they don’t have enuff time to do all their work.
Smith goes to see his supervisor in the front office.
”Boss,” he says, ”we’re doing some heavy house-cleaning at home tomorrow, and my wife needs me to help with the attic and the garage, moving and hauling stuff.”
”We’re short-handed, Smith,” the boss replies. ”I can’t give you the day off.”
”Thanks, boss,” says Smith, ”I knew I could count on you.
The boss was complaining in our staff meeting the other day that he wasn’t getting any respect. Later that morning he went to a local sign shop and bought a small sign that read:
”I’m the Boss!”
He then taped it to his office door.
Later that day when he returned from lunch, he found that someone had taped a note to the sign that said:
”Your wife called, she wants her sign back!”