Thursday, September 29, 2005

Mortified

Last week I rode the bus in to work. I stayed later to finish up some projects including a job offer letter for an internal promotion.

I was out the door when the receptionist yelled after me that the boss wanted to see me. Some quick thinking about consequences (the next bus would not be for two hours vs. not taking the bosses call) brought me to the phone.

He said I had misspelled the employees name and could I change it please. Normally, no problem. But in my I'm-going-to-miss-the-bus panic, I blurted out something to the effect of can you change the a to an e with a pen - I rode the bus today - I'm going to miss it. He paused, said ok and I dashed out the door. Not my finest example of quick thinking.

I was so embaressed. I can't believe I was in such a position. The bus?!?!?! I am not riding the bus again. I never want to be in a position of telling my boss I can't do something because I have to catch a bus.

7 comments:

K said...

I'm sure he understood. What an entertaining post though, haha.

Heidi said...

You are so strong...i would of shut my mouth and re-wrote the whole paper. With no concerns what is happening with me.....WHY CAN'T I SAY NO

FishTaxi said...

I agree with heidi. Standing up for yourself like that was real thinking, not whatever pleases the boss, type of thinking.

ANd being in Human Resources means you are human. hee

Klondike Kate said...

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