Bad Bosses Episode 17

Could Your Boss Make It on Shark Tank?

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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

Oh, Dear Kimono—

My boss is such an a$$hole.  I’ve lost 4 years of my life working for this guy.  When I think about it too much, I weep.  I’m lost.  I should’ve done better in high school and college.  It’s really my fault. Was joining a fraternity worth a 2.4 GPA? And a sociology degree?  I own this.

Anyway, my boss is a huge Shark Tank fan.  Most terrible bosses have motivational pictures in their office.  Not Andrew.  He’s got a picture of Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary.  His ring tone is the Shark Tank theme song.

About a year ago, I went into his office around 8 AM. It was clear he was crying.  I said, “Andy, you okay?”  He mumbled something like “Bollywood, should’ve gotten a good offer….” 

I, literally, laughed out loud and then DID say out loud, “Why, am I here….like, why do I even work here?” 

I walked out. This is what Andy was talking about. 

If you’re ever driving through Texas, please stop by the co-packer where I work and kidnap me.  I can’t endure it anymore. 

– Gerry

Somewhere between Abilene and Austin

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