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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 16:50      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just a bit of fun from my day...

HR Person: Hi, come in and sit down.

Me: *sits*

HR: Do you know why I had to call you in here?

Me: The bit in the break room?

HR: Yes. We had a complaint that you used inappropriate language.

Me: Well... yeah. I suppose it was inappropriate.

HR: Why don't you tell me your side of the story?

Me: Okay. I was heating up a microwave dinner. One of the Michelena's ones that comes in a cardboard container that you pull one corner up on?

HR: *nods*

Me: I pulled up one corner and Marge, who was there too, was joking with me and said "Uh-oh... you pulled up the wrong corner. Now it'll taste funny because you didn't follow directions."

HR: *nods some more*

Me: And I responded by going...
Me *repeats the maniacal laughter*
Me: I'm an evil, maniacal bastard! Today I'm destroying lunch, tomorrow the world!
Me: *more maniacal laughter*

HR: *suppress her giggles and stares intently at the desk*

At least two or three minutes pass. Every time she looks up and sees me smiling and trying not to laugh, she starts giggling and has to look away again. When she finally gets it under control, she's almost crying from the suppressed laughter.

HR: Well, you know that's not appropriate language, right?

Me: Yes.

HR: Next time say evil villain or something, okay?

Me: It doesn't have the same ring to it, but okay.

HR: Unfortunately I have to put a note in your file that says someone complained that you said bastard in the break room, but I'm going to put that you said it in a joke and we'll just forget about this, okay?

Me: Sounds good to me.


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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 16:58      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
you honestly have to put up with nonsense like that??? Geez! [Confused]

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 17:15      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Well, it's a corporate environment, so there's always a bit of idiocy. This was a particularly silly example of it, though... even the HR lady thought so (and her two minute giggling fit was delightful).

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 17:31      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh well, at least you have the consolation that the HR lady was not totally immune to the silliness of the matter.

But my worry is this... if HR handles insignificant issues such as your comment in that manner....how will they cope if something unususal happens???

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 17:43      Profile for geekygoddess     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steen, what were you thinking you maniacal bastard? You know better than using that kind of [email protected] langauge! Hopefully, you can learn something from this and not be such a potty mouth! Those damned Michelina's meals...

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HalfVast

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Actually if it was the Michelena's Salisbury Steak meal I wouldn't be surprised if it took over the
world on its own accord. That thing is evil.

<me walks off mumbling about 5 for $5 lunches...>

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 18:43      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Grummash wrote:
if HR handles insignificant issues such as your comment in that manner....how will they cope if something unususal happens

HR didn't really have a choice. All complaints have to be recorded (but a complaint is not equal to a verbal or written warning... those matter) and investigated. Corporate policy meant to ensure fairness.

HalfVast wrote:
Actually if it was the Michelena's Salisbury Steak meal I wouldn't be surprised if it took over the world on its own accord. That thing is evil.

It was the Michelina's Lean Gourmet Chicken Alfredo Florentine. For semi-diet food, it's not bad. Maybe 20% bad, but not half bad [Smile]

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 19:31      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh my god!

That is hilarious. Who turned you in? Can I give them a wedgie or is that their problem?

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2008 21:30      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
FFS...that's pitiful - 'tis a damn shame that some people have no sense of humor.

I was trying to enjoy a cup of coffee midday today, and had someone less than 10 feet away calling her 'friend' a 'f*cking b*tch' to her face. BTW, these were middle-aged women, and it was strange to say the least. I'd like to see your 'reporter' there turn 5 shades of red. [Wink]

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It's corporate BS like this that makes me happy that I work and live in the line that I do.

Honestly, how do you put up with this political bull.

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Icon 10 posted November 22, 2008 09:33      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
lmao. [Big Grin] [Applause]
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Icon 1 posted November 22, 2008 10:09      Profile for garlicguy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Steen -

That is indeed a funny tale. Too bad it's true.

My recommendation is that you (we all) should move to a free country.

Kindly suggest one if such still exists on this globe of ours.

[Razz]

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Technically all you needed to do was bring in the relevant (faked in necessary) certificates etc. to prove your parents weren't married at the time of your birth and you could have claimed it was appropriate language, being technically correct.

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That's strange... My place of work is about as corporate as it gets (a very large financial service firm,) yet we drop enough f-bombs to destroy the world many times over and no one seems to give a flying fsck about it.
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quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
That's strange... My place of work is about as corporate as it gets (a very large financial service firm,) yet we drop enough f-bombs to destroy the world many times over and no one seems to give a flying fsck about it.

Keywords FINACIAL SERVICE FIRM. F-bombs expected but not to be heard by clients... In todays economic downturn I can see it raining F-bombs

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Glad to hear you're still working ZSR!

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Grummash

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quote:
Originally posted by macmcseboy:
Keywords FINANCIAL SERVICE FIRM. F-bombs expected but not to be heard by clients... In todays economic downturn I can see it raining F-bombs



I am in financial services and I can say that you are exactly right! The mute button on the telephone is my best friend! [Razz]

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