Ok. So I'm working on Sunday morning, trying to forget that I haven't slept more than 12 hours in the past three nights, when my neurotic, already-disillusioned-at-30 boss walks into the store. Apparently, he thought it would be a funny April Fool's Day joke to storm into the shop and fire me in front of the customers, then take it back a few minutes later. You don't do that to someone who has just consumed four cups of coffee. Needless to say, I had already unleashed a stream of insults and naughty words, so I felt rather angry when I found out that he wasn't serious.

For all you bosses out there, this is not a funny joke. In fact, I found it so unfunny that I quit my job, right there, in front of all the customers. That made me feel a bit better, especially when my boss realized exactly how unfunny my joke was. Because it wasn't a joke.

The moral of the story is: EXPOSING THE FRAILTY OF SOMEONE'S EMOTIONAL STATE AND THEN EXPECTING THEM TO WORK FOR YOU FOR MINIMUM WAGE IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.

So you can make your own damn coffee, Phil. I don't care how many times you apologize to me. I'll be across the street laughing at you next weekend.

In a meeting with a client you are propositioning in hopes of creating a web site for them, reveal your ignorance of simple matters and then contaminate your employees with your stupidity.

Excerpt from a real meeting with a prospective client:

Client: We were talking with this other company, but they insisted in doing everything with frames and of course that was unacceptable...

Boss: Oh, fraaaames... (waves his hand) See, that's your whole problem right there! Frames aren't even compatible with the server you're running, you see. Frames just don't work on a Linux server.

(pause for thirty seconds while everybody else in the room stares at Phil incredulously)

Boss (apparently getting uncomfortable that nobody has responded to him): Ethan, why don't you tell her about some of your experiences with frames?

I almost quit right there... I'm sticking it out until I get a response to my resume though.

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