It’s probably an urban myth, but..

.. wouldn’t it be great if it were true.

If you’ve ever worked for a boss that reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this story…..

Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hired a new CEO and he was determined to rid the company of all slackers.

On a tour of the facilities, the new CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business. He walked up to the guy at the wall and asked, ‘How much money do you make a week?’

A little surprised, the young man looked at him and replied, ‘I make about $400 a week. Why?’

The CEO then handed the guy $1,600 in cash and screamed, ‘Here’s four weeks’ pay, now GET OUT and don’t come back!’ The guy left without saying a word to the CEO.

Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, ‘Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-ball did here? ‘

From across the room came a voice, ‘Pizza delivery guy from Domino’s.’

That’s it from me for a couple of days. Very early tomorrow morning, I hope to be sober enough to drive the 100 miles south to open up a couple of riding days in the lovely Quantock Hills. Not been there for a couple of years, and in those years my exposure to steep, pointy hills has increased 100%. I still expect piss poor performance though, because my mate Jas turns up here later and he’s cracked the knack of getting me drunk* on almost every occasion we get together.

When I explained that we had a hard start at 0-fuckme700 hours, and old greybeard here needed some proper undrunken sleep, so let’s make it a quiet one eh, his response didn’t convince me I’d secured his agreement.

He was still laughing when I put the phone down.

* By simply asking “Another beer Al, you’ve only had 11″

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