This list of oddball complaints from managers about their employees reminds us that, in the workplace, everybody's crazy but you and me, and I'm starting to worry about you.
My construction executive father-in-law once employed an engineer who the IT people dinged for looking at Internet porn, at work. The young man was called in, informed that Internet porn-gazing was against company policy.
The next week, IT detected more of the same from the engineer's computer. This time, he was called in and warned if it happened again, it would mean termination.
That was a Friday. On Monday, they found the employee's desk cleaned off and a post-it on his computer:
"If I can't look at porn, I don't want to work here."
Hey, I've worked for publishers my whole life. I could tell you about employees who got married in the conference room, the accountant who threw away customers' checks because she didn't want to put them into the system, a CEO who choked a telephone repairman, an employee who got drunk at the Christmas party and started sucking out of the keg tube … oh, I told that one last week.
You got any good ones for me?