Ed Ruscha, Securing the Last Letter, 1964, oil on canvas, 59" x 55"
We all have a crazy boss story or ten, right? I think I have shared many of mine here before, but I am too lazy to go scrounging around for links to plunk into this post.
Years ago I worked for a woman that turned out to be an embezzler. After I figured out what that twat was up to, I had to gather evidence on the sly of her dumb thieving ass. It was nerve-wracking. I felt like Tom Cruise (never thought I'd say THAT) in The Firm when he was sneakily making copies of evidence against his evil employer. After my loser boss finally got canned, I worried that she would quickly blame me for it all, and that she would run me down in a dark alley with her dumb white Miata. Thankfully she high-tailed it out of town so that I did not have to worry about her too much.
One of the best/worst boss stories I have ever heard comes from my Dad. He worked in construction for years and years. He worked for some Italian dudes that were tough. Very tough. One year was particularly difficult for their company. The economy was in the toilet. Bids for jobs were cutthroat, and they ended up losing money on many jobs. This was especially painful for the boss, as he was accustomed to having good years and raking in the cash. The boss was just furious that they were having a bad year. He didn't think HE was doing anything wrong, so he blamed the employees for the crap year. So at the end of the year when paychecks were generated right before Christmas, the bookkeeper had the annual end-of-the-year memo printed on each paycheck that read: "Merry Christmas!" When the boss sat down to sign the paychecks, he was enraged by this message of good cheer. He sat down with a black felt-tip pen and crossed out that message on every single paycheck. When my Dad got a look at his paycheck with the black scrawled out holiday message, he lost it and marched in to the boss' office to tell him what a jerk he was.
[Side note: In SOME ways my Dad and I are cut from the same cloth. In some ways.]
And your best boss story????? Feel free to spill it in the comments section, as you guys are infinitely more entertaining than me!