Saturday, September 29, 2007

Funny Work Stories: The Lightning Rod

So I get an email today from one of my many bosses, wondering why I haven't closed the back parking lot gate the last two days when I left work.

Now, we play this game here all the time.Here's how it goes:

My "job" is to close the back gate when I leave. I have a key that fits inside a slot on the side of the building that can do this. This slot, obviously, is on the outside of the building. Sometimes, for obvious weather reasons, you don't want to stand there turning this key while the gate slowly closes.

Well, there exists a number of garage door openers - or "clickers" as we refer to them - that can close the gate remotely. You simply open the back door, click the button, and the gate closes while you are protected from inclement weather.

The man who emails my boss and complains about the back gate being left open is the very man who likes to hide all of these clickers so that the closing employee cannot find them. For the most part, I grin and bear this childish bulls**t because I need this job to pay my mortgage. Until I find another, less idiotic job, I have to deal with it.

Now, if you were to check the weather reports for the last two nights in the Binghamton, NY area, you would see that we had severe thunderstorms. We're talking small flash floods on the roads, hail, wind, and some crazy-ass lightning.

Ask yourself, does any job pay you enough to stand in the lightning storm, holding a metal key in a metal slot that is attached to the largest metal object in sight?

F**K NO!

1 comment:

Adele Caelia said...

Haha! Umm yeah... I can't even believe someone would ask you why you didn't lock the gate...