Last Updated Oct 9, 2008 10:04 AM EDT
Several years ago when I was the office manager at this company my boss asked me to organize an outing for our employees and I agreed. I felt an evening at a major league baseball game would be ideal for everyone.Who knew that psychic ability (or lack thereof) could be part of a job description?
I set the date for about two months out, getting a reduction on tickets for a group, getting a set amount of cash to give each employee so they could purchase snacks, organized carpooling, handing out tickets, etc.
The date arrived and it rained! My boss informed me that I had picked that particular date because I knew it would rain! My title changed from Manager to Assistant Manager and I was given a small reduction in pay.
A few months later, he asked if I would like to organize a picnic. I told him no. He then informed the Board that I refused to organize an employee picnic!
The people's choice for the worst boss story was "Hillbilly Business Practices" -- check it out. It's a long and ugly story, and suffice it to say that I wouldn't wish this guy's manager on anyone.