09-22-2009, 04:57 PM
Join Date: Feb 2001
My Boss Is Like Steve Carell From The Office
After a year, I still really don't know what he does because the other two bosses in the past 15 years that have had that position have been very hands on an actually step out of their office now and then.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago after a staff meeting he comes into my office and says, "You sing, right?"
"Well, I was thinking that for the next staff meeting I'll bring my guitar and you can sing a song and I'll play to get the meeting started."
"Just think about it. I'm just looking to change things a little."
So yesterday he sent me an email with such forced jocularity that it makes me a little ill. He writes:
Hello Ms. Springcurl,
Are you interested and able to cover a webinar this coming Wednesday, 9/23, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 PM EDT?
This client (Learning Times) LOVES your work. I love your work. Iíd still like to hear you sing, but thatís another matter!
Please let me know at your earliest convenience, so we can firm up our schedule.
In closing let me say,
Thank you, thankyouverymuch.
So I wrote back saying:
I believe I'm already scheduled for this, Pat.
And he wrote back with:
Why, Ms. Springcurl, you are, of course, correct. I thought it was a newbee- the guy just added 4 more sessions, not 5 as his email stated. Duh!
Glad you are on it.
Today I got an email with the subject line: "House."
Did you watch yet? What did ya think?
I have ZERO interest in making small talk with him-- especially through email. What the heck?
Last edited by Springcurl; 09-22-2009 at 05:27 PM.