This Job May Require Telepathy

| Working | August 6, 2012

(We’ve recently gotten a new boss, but no new employees have been hired in the past two years so we all know how the routine of the job goes.)

Boss: “You need to do this wall.”

Me: “Sure, no problem. Follow it to the directive?”

Boss: “Yes, exactly to the directive.”

(My boss leaves me with the directive, which is a picture map of clothing I’m setting up. It takes about two hours and I have it set up exactly like what’s in the pictures. However, because we don’t have all the items, it’s looking a bit empty. I ask my boss how she would like me to proceed.)

Me: “I have some clothes from the last shipment I could put in behind here, according to colour, or I could add an extra bar for jeans.”

Boss: “No, this is completely wrong. Put in shoes.”

(She then gives me directions to redo the entire space in a very different way. I proceed to do as she says until she returns again.)

Boss: “No, this isn’t to the directive at all!”

Me: “You asked me to change it all to shoes, so I did.”

Boss: “No, I wanted the directive!”

Me: “But I did the directive, and then you asked for shoes.”

Boss: “I wanted both!”

Me: “Oh, I must have misunderstood you. How did you want both?”

Boss: “YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ MY MIND! YOU ARE MY EMPLOYEES! YOU MUST READ MY MIND!”

(This happened with every employee multiple times. Thankfully, she left our company after six months.)

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