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You have ever seen in the work place?
Yesterday, my boss demoted himself to my position and took me to his office, filled out the application for his job for me then escorted me to his bosses office and seen to it he got. Then told me "I will give everything I got just don't shit in my wheaties". Still kinda in shocked on this one.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by GF5 18 months ago
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
This is fricken funny as hell
I have 2 doozies for you.
First, I worked in an office where most of us were all in our mid to late 20s. About 1/3 of the group were women. Many pregnant for the first time.
Needless to say, office morals were a little low. But this is how bad it got.
One woman mentioned that she could really shoot her breast milk out. So all of the women told her to prove it.
Sure enough, right there in the hallway, out comes the boob and down the hallway goes the spritz.
She didn't loose her job.
Second situation. i am managing the Professional Services team for our software company. I am a working manager so I do the job as well. We are growing as a company and are just starting to see the needs for a Technical lead to work with Sales. We called the position "Pre Sales" and I took it over.
That left the need to back fill my position in PSO. I interviewed a guy and thought he would be good to bring in. I called into the GM and let him know.
What I didn't know is that we had a loud mouth new Sales guy that had come in and he was running around saying I didn't know how to do my job, as well as the guy managing Support. He convinced the GM I needed replaced even though I had glowing reviews.
So when I call in, the GM says "Great, how do you feel about him being your boss?"
1 year later, the guy is out, I had to do my and his job the entire year. The sales guy eventually admitted he was wrong and the Support Manager and me both worked our ways up to being Directors.
GFort, you clearly drugged your (now former) boss for him to do something like that. Just admit it.
Is this permanent or just for a day type thing?
Happens more often than you think. Often successful sales guys are bumped up and they become miserable.
For the techies. I worked for Siebel(fortune 100) company before implosion. The CEO/Founder Tom Siebel was nuts.
1. Walked past a desk he felt was messy. Put his arm across the desk and swept all things off of it. "If the guy has a problem, he knows where I sit"
2. At a conference, a sales guy was outside talking to a client. Siebel wanted everyone in, so he walked up to the guy and fired him. No warning, had no idea who he was. The guy was just not inside.
3. His mistress was a director and got fired. She had a meltdown and security had to drag her out kicking and screaming . Not sure how that lawsuit ended.
I've never really seen anything nutz at the work place.
When I was 18 and waiting to go into the service I worked third shift at a wall mart unloading semis. One night I came in when I wasn't supposed to (no trucks that night) but they let me work with the floor crew. I went in back looking for floor detergent and walked into a closet where two of the men were having sex with each other during their break. It was really gross and me being a young guy back then it really shocked me.
Thats all I got. Sorry.
"The only thing That Team Up North will be tasting this year is the salty tears of defeat" - UFM
I couldn't reply to this q?
A few years ago, one of my bosses made a huge push for the company to hire his son. He talked that boy up so much that everyone was sick of hearing about him before he ever walked in the door. So the son gets hired. The son gets promoted, the son becomes the fathers boss. The son talks the company owner into hiring one of his best friends. The best friend gets into an argument with the father and the son fires the father and gives the best friend his fathers job.
It was like Jerry Springer brought his TV show to my workplace.
Was working in a medium size F 500 company of about 200 machinists. A personnel department employee got on the intercom and said ,"Hey everybody, I just got fired by the manager cause I don't want to fuck him anymore. Bye."
I do IT work and was onsite at a client and while waiting in the lobby I guy came in carrying a BoomBox ,Yes I just dated my self but anyway he asked how to get to the back and the receptionist said go down the hall and the last door on the left. While waiting I heard music kind of loud and some yelling and hooping and laughing. After hearing some of what was being said I realized that he was a stripper hired by these older women at work for one of their colleagues. I had to wait until the closed some doors so I could get to the server room but will never forget that one.
ummmm... but what is it you both do?
The Father, The Son... well, it's the
The Holy Trinity... as I see it.
I had a job as a dj at a top 40 station. Once we were giving away a car and I was doing a remote for people to sign up to win the car the next day. Me and the sales guy decided that I would take the vehicle home and he'd take the company vehicle (the one with the lights and sirens) since the remote was 30 minutes the opposite direction of the station. Well, the keys were in the station manager's office and I had to wait for him to get back from a remote at a bar with another dj. I walk up to his office to unlock it and all I could hear was slapping and moaning...needless to say I didn't take the car with me.
I am a Buckeye...proof there is a God in Heaven who loves me.
What kind of work place do all of you work in? In my work place, we take naps, have show-and-tell, eat cookies with orange juice, write out our first names, sing the alphabet--and sometimes the teacher even reads scary books to us!
The funniest thing I've happened in my work place was lil Steve said I have a big head. Meanie Stevie.
We may have lost the battle......but not the war.
Jobs with adults that do dumb/weird/scary things.
I am a software developer in Austin, TX. In 2006 the company I worked for, a small start up, was purchased by a very, very large California based software company.
The week after the sale my project manager (a guy I had worked with for 10 years at 2 different companies) informed the new company's HR department that he was transgender, and starting the following week he would presenting himself as a woman. Which he did.
Now, this was not some petite, effeminate, nancy boy, where everybody said, "Well, that figures." No, no, no. As a man he looked like a balding ex-offensive lineman who had let himself go. He was 6'4" and over 300 pounds. The floor of my cube shook when he walked by, whether he was wear pants or she was wearing a dress and a wig.
This California company has a very strong diversity policy which protects anybody who is not male, white, hetero, and so on, and I'm cool with that. This was not the case of Cali company coming in and imposing their culture on a Texas company. While almost all of Texas is conservative as can be, Austin is not. Austin is very liberal and has a very large and active gay/lesbian/transgender community. When you go to downtown, especially in the university area, you should not be shocked by anything you see.
However, this was the most shocking workplace event/transformation I have ever seen.
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