Their Point Is Redundant

| Working | November 19, 2013

(Ten people in middle management have been laid off and their jobs outsourced to an overseas office. The rest of us are understandably nervous about our jobs, so our boss calls a meeting.)

Boss: “The decision was made just five days ago, so there was no way to predict it.”

Me: “But we had been hearing there were people in the overseas office being trained for these positions two months ago.”

Boss: “They were for other positions, and they had to be re-tasked to the jobs of the people that just got fired.”

Me: “So, you miraculously had the exact number of people being trained for ‘other positions’ as the number of people who were fired yesterday?”

Boss: “Actually, we had more…”

(After seeing our shocked faces, our boss realises what he’s said.)

Boss: “…Well, that’s the situation. If you don’t like it, you know where the door is!”

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