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“I forgot to give you this” December 17, 2008

Posted by That Guy in Did I Hear That Right?.

As a web developer, I’m often asked to put together special presentations for our websites. Well, we’re having a big event at our office tomorrow, and we’re going to be broadcasting it across the entirety of our corporate entity. My boss asked me to handle the video presentation over the internet, which is easy and which I can do within the appointed time period. I told him yesterday, “I’ll take care of this tomorrow.”

Got into work today and immediately started working, as I said I would. Worked on it for about 2.5 hours. Then he comes strolling out of his office with a piece of paper and I say, “hey, check out the thing I did for tomorrow.”

He looks at it and gets That Face.

CC-licensed photo by Flickr user mahalie.

CC-licensed photo by Flickr user mahalie.

Then he unfolds the piece of paper and says:

Yeah. I forgot to give you this. It’s sort of my idea for the whole thing.

And he proceeds to explain what each thing is, what it should do, and how it should look.

There goes about 75% of what I did. And I’m sure this has happened to more people than just me — on a more regular basis than it happens to me, too. But it’s just so frustrating to experience seagull management.



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