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Workplace Bullies

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2009 by butterflyliz32

Ok, so we have all seen them, right?  Every office has that a-hole that causes a mass exodus from the break room… people ducking into random cubicles… pretending to be on the phone… you get the drift.  It’s the office bully.  I used to work for a woman lovingly referred to as Darth Vader… behind her back, of course!  You know… the one so mean and horrible around that one look from them has you gasping for breath and praying for death.  Maybe I am being melodramatic, but my guess is that SOMEONE out there knows what I am talking about…

If you don’t – It’s probably you.  Starting noticing the dust trails people are laying when they walk away from you.

I am currently working on another article for publication about these people and need some stories, other than my own horrible experiences with a myriad of office bullies.  So please, please, please with a cherry on top – Leave me some horrifying stories via comments.  The best story just might win a prize!!  [Eyebrow waggle]

Chime in people – this is your opportunity to tell the world about your own personal Darth Vader experience!  You don’t have to give names… unless you want to 😉

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The Office Dullard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 23, 2008 by butterflyliz32

The office dullard is a clever foe…  According to Strong Bad (www.homestarrunner.com), this is a person to be outwitted and avoided at all costs.  At The Company, we had just such a fellow.  Chuck had been with The Company for over 35 years and, let’s face it, really didn’t have a job.  He just showed up and wandered around the office annoying people, and collected a check.  He also had a Company-issued vehicle and spent most of his days “running errands.”  Chuck was also one of those guys who wore his jeans WAAAAAY too tight, if you get my drift.  Put them away, buddy! 

Chuck was the manager of the print shop and supply room, but was never in either place.  You would see him bothering the Administrative Assistants, telling corny jokes, or talking inappropriately about his sex life – with people who were not his wife.

Taking our cues from Strong Bad – because, honestly who doesn’t take their cues from a cartoon in a Mexican wrestler mask and boxing gloves – we learned several interesting techniques for dealing with The Office Dullard.  If you are looking for effective techniques, I suggest you get the full experience by watching the master at work (http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail37.html)

Mmmm…. Multi-tasking….