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This Boss Is Super On Top Of Things

, , , | Working | November 15, 2022

I work for a national restaurant chain. There are a lot of perks to being part of a large company, but speed is not one of them.

It’s the Friday before a holiday weekend, and we had an accident where a knife damaged a refrigerator power cord, taking out the fridge and damaging the knife. I’ve alerted my boss, the regional manager, to this and submitted a ticket to our maintenance department.

I message my boss at 1:00 pm.

Me: “[Employee] says he can fix the power cord himself; it’ll take about thirty minutes.”

My boss finally responds at 6:30 pm.

Boss: “Don’t do it. We can’t pay him as a repair person, and we don’t want to assume the liability if he gets hurt.”

Me: *Internally* “Those are great points to have considered three hours ago when I gave him the go-ahead to repair it.”

Bonus, the company that we contract with for repairs called Sunday asking if it was such an emergency that we would want to send someone out on a holiday weekend.

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