Trying to please the boss: A true story


We’ve all had a boss like this in our lives!

A young engineer was leaving the office at 5 p.m. when he found the Acting CEO standing in front of the shredder with a piece of paper in his hand.

“Listen,” said the CEO.   “This is a very sensitive and critical document.  My secretary has gone home.  Can you make this thing work?”

Certainly,” said the young engineer.  He turned the machine on, inserted the paper and pressed the start button. 

“Excellent, excellent,” said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine.  I just need one copy.” 

Lesson:  Never, ever assume that your boss knows what he or she is doing.

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