So getting fired is the way to get out of a no-win situation?
yeah, getting fired? that's harsh.
The Kobayashi Maru of the office worker.
Reprogram the computer so that you can win (or at least still receive paychecks after being fired).
Then get a commendation for original thinking.
I don't believe in the no-win scenario.
@Lumpy: Getting fired is indeed the way to get out of a no-win job.
This isn't no win, this is no fail. Your brief was to tell Jenkins, you did it. The result is immaterial.
That's brilliant insight! Been there..twice. 15 years of my life dealing with idiots.The first myth of management is that it exists, andit looks like you've worked for the same people I have.Office Space anyone?
The key is making it clear that you don't care, the boss does. For example: "Hey, Jenkins. Step carefully around the boss today. He's bitching out everyone he sees because some idiots aren't doing their paperwork on time. He ripped me a new one over that stupid R-whatever form, told me to get it in now or I'm fired. I'd recommend avoiding his office if at all possible"
I worked twenty four years in the Federal civil service. Mullet-Headed Boss is like an acid flashback to some of my 'chiefs'. It's amazing how toothless they become when the rules prevent them from firing you. Of course, the same rules prevent them from firing Jenkins, so over time, the department fills up with Jenkinses.
I don't work there any more. Much happier. Thanks for the strips, Scott!
I just love how this progresses.
Solution is to use a tape recorder and record you telling the guy, without said guy knowing. Then, when he tries to make you look like a liar, whip out the recording. You may look like an ass, but that will get shadowed by the fact that the other guy looks like an even bigger ass
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