Shouldn’t Make Office Decisions Official

| Working | April 9, 2014

(I work in a small office whilst my manager works in a smaller adjoining office. He is a good guy but doesn’t think his decisions through.)

Boss: “Can I have everyone’s attention please?!”

(We gather around.)

Boss: “[New Employee] will be joining the team soon, working closely with [Coworker #1] and [Coworker #2].”

Coworker #1: “Great! So shall we clear the desk between us? It would make a lot of sense that she sit here.”

Boss: “Well, I was thinking of putting her in my office.”

Coworker #1: “You want her to work next to you despite her having nothing to do with your job?”

Boss: “Well, yes.”

Coworker #2: “And that she will be spending most of her time with us learning what we do.”

Boss: “Yes.”

Me: “So to get this clear, the young and attractive lady coming to work here won’t be sitting with the people that she will be learning from, but will be shut in a room with you?”

Boss: “Yes.”

Me: “And that makes sense to you?”

Boss: “Er…”

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