Bad Bosses Episode Six

Ping Pong Anyone?

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Hey Friends, 

Here’s a hilarious office story from one of our readers.  We send these every Friday in our newsletter, which is free to sign up for. 

Beyond Bad Bosses: 

There’s been some good ones on here and I don’t want to compete with them. But, I did have a bad boss and this guy was, rather, famous. More than 10 years ago, he was a regular in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Barron’s. All that stuff. It makes you wonder how these guys make it to where they do. He did two things that really pissed me off, but I can laugh at now. First, when he walked into a meeting, he wanted everybody to stand as if he was the Queen of England, or the President, or the King of Queens. Ha! But we did it. I don’t know why. But we did it. Almost like in the military. Then, this guy had two ping-pong paddles. He had a red one and a green one. Whenever he wanted you to stop talking, he’d raise the red one. When he wanted you to continue talking, he would raise the green one. It was humiliating. Neither he nor I are still with this rather famous company.

– Caleb from Hartford, Connecticut

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