Wednesday Feature: Oh, Come On

This week, our outstanding Oh Come On moments are as follows: 

*During a recent performance review, my manger told me this: “It has come to my attention that your salary is well below the industry average. Therefore, I am changing your title.”

*I was on a conference call with the team lead and the President of an organization. When all was nearly said and done, the team lead left the call (though he hadn’t really hung up.) He began going off on how stupid he thought the President’s ideas were. The President, still on the line, started asking the people left on the call what was happening/who that was. No one would answer.

And, what you’ve been waiting for, our winning Oh Come On moment is: 

*My colleague and I went on a three day sales trip. He only brought one suit and decided on the first night he had to use the hotel’s dry cleaning service for it. If abusing the company expense policy wasn’t bad enough, we had to stay at that hotel for two nights so he could get it. That meant we had to get up at 4 a.m. to drive 3 hours to our meeting on the final day. We were supposed to have driven there the day before as our previous meeting was over at 2. I told my boss I never wanted to travel with that colleague ever again but didn’t elaborate why.

Oh, Come On

Each week, we’ll ask you to provide your own Oh, Come On moment for us to share with the world. Shoot an email to with a story you have to tell of a coworker or someone you know in the workforce who did something utterly idiotic. We’ll then share it in a list in each week’s post (while absolutely honoring your desire for anonymity; all stories will be posted sans names), and at the end of each week, we’ll provide the person who gave us the best Oh, Come On moment with a $10 Starbucks gift card! After all, who doesn’t deserve a few cups of coffee for having put up with workplace idiocy? We all do

Now it’s your turn! Send us your Oh, Come On moments and next thing you know, you’ll be feeling better, sipping coffee and smiling that you’re not the only one who’s had to deal with one or two ridiculous and absurd workplace situations.

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