How cheap is your Boss?
So, everyone knows that times are tough, that the economy is hemorrhaging and things are tight. But I was wondering:
How cheap is your Boss?
I ask because I realized that my boss is extremely cheap. I mean really cheap.
Now I’m not saying this because I am some disgruntled employed who wants a raise or is unhappy at his job. I like my job, I enjoy it….. Even with the bad days and some crazy customers. But I believe that my boss may be the cheapest B@stard in the entire world.
Let me explain:
Four months ago, one of the only two staplers in my office disappeared. Just disappeared… poof, gone. So I emailed my supplies department and asked for a new stapler. I was told that they would see what they could do for me ????
See what they could do? That should have been my first clue.
One month later I had nothing and called again, again the same response. Two months later I called, sent my fifth email and still… they will see what they can do????
Three months and I was pissed, mad and angry. So I called and sent several not so light hearted emails and the response I got was… “Well let me ask the big boss if it’s ok to order you a new stapler?”
What the hell? Ask the big boss. Why would they bother the big guy about a simple stapler? One more moth passes and it’s now 4 month later no stapler. I called again and ask half heartedly: can I please get a stapler….. This time I was asked: “why do you need two staplers?” I bit flustered I explained that there are three people working here and we share two samplers when we have customers…. We have been getting by with one stapler but it’s hard when we each have a customer and I have to walk over to the other desk to borrow a stapler [ not professional you now ].
Two days later a brander new but very cheap stapler arrive at my office. I couldn’t believe how cheap they were, but that wasn’t even the worst of it. When my manager showed up I told him how hard it was for me to get a stupid stapler, he said “your lucky, the other office had to buy their own stapler”….. What, the employee had to pay for their own supplies? I know, a stapler is not that expensive but Geez….. Give me a break, is that why they took so long to get me a stapler - were they hoping that I would break down and use what little they pay me [ my own money ] to buy a stapler so I could do my job?
I wonder, is your boss cheaper than mine?