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Subject:Re: Weirdest consulting gig (OK, top THIS!) From:Roger Peterson <wy491 -at- VICTORIA -dot- TC -dot- CA> Date:Thu, 5 Nov 1998 19:05:25 -0700
At least the boss admitted to the covert action. Some bosses don't!
Date sent: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 16:46:22 EST
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Subject: Weirdest consulting gig (OK, top THIS!)
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> A colleague of mine tells of a techical writing assignment he went on wherein
> the boss - having bawled him out for showing up 'late' (from a doctor's
> appointment he'd already informed someone else about) - called him into her
> office and blithely explained that he wasn't there to write at all but to
> gather information on the other (staff) writer so that the boss could justify
> firing her (presumably to the home office, on the other side of the country.)
> He quietly responded that he obviously couldn't work there, picked up the
> phone and explained to his consulting company - in front of the client - why
> he had to leave. Then, as he did so, the client called out to him -"OK, never
> mind, you won't have to do that! But stay!! Please stay!!"
> TW as (temporary) company spy - does it get any weirder?
> Jim Chevallier
> North Hollywood
> Currently appearing as 'Gorgibus' in Moliere's 'Les Precieuses Ridicules' at
> the Globe Playhouse, 1107 North King's Road in West Hollywood - (323) 933-5664
> for tix.
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