Putting On A Show For The Boss

, , , , | Working | February 11, 2020

(I’m sort of like the shop duct tape; I’m stuck where I’m needed. I’ve run out of things to do in my corner, so I badger the rest of the shop for things I can do to help, but I’m told the only thing left is to build window latches, which is a fairly boring task that can be done by anyone with a pulse and basic shop tool knowledge. I get through it and have the idea to turn on a show that’s been recommended by a few people around the shop on my phone and tuck it back on the bench to make the day go by faster. Two hours into it, my boss catches me and starts chewing me out to the point that his boss comes out to see what’s going on.)

Boss’s Boss: “What’s going on here?”

Boss: “I caught [My Name] watching TV on his phone.”

(The boss’s boss takes a look at the pile of work to be done, the sizable pile of completed work in front of me, and the show I’ve got paused and squares up to my boss with a stern, squinty look on his face and says with a raised voice:)

Boss’s Boss: “If you’ve got a problem with Letterkenny, then you’ve got a problem with me! And I suggest you let that one marinate!” *walks back to his office*

(I got to keep watching my show.)

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