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SHAME

So there's this internal job role I'm applying for - 'Head of Web Editing'.

My bosses are batshit and I think it'd be a lot of stress and probably like banging my head against a brick wall. I won't start ranting on about how strange the company I work for are, but I drew this cartoon with apologies to XKCD, which kind of sums it up!

So anyway, this job role. I thought I'd go for it anyway as it's a good payrise - but if I don't get it, I'll probably breathe a secret sigh of relief.

So I drafted an email to Boss 2, which read:

Dear Andrew

I just wanted to express my interest in this job role. I think I am capable of satisfying the requirements you've laid out in the job description.
What would you need from me in order to take it further?

Thanks for your time,


At this point my friend E, the marketing guy, came over, and I had him cast his eye over the email. To make him laugh, I typed onto the end of it:

Love from Aaron xxx <3


Obviously this was just a joke, so after we'd had a giggle at the thought of him reading that (he's cold and distant and weird), I deleted the " xxx <3 " from the end.

And pressed send.

Having neglected to also remove the "Love from" preceding my name.

Oh god.

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tar0r
Feb. 27th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Awh man, that is epic.

Hope you are well, and good luck with the job :]

x
tga
Feb. 27th, 2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Perhaps go around to the person you sent it to and explain the ending, I am sure they will see the funny side of it. It's Friday after all, they might be in a good mood!
deadlybuzz
Feb. 27th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
*snorts*

I must tell you about how I embarissed myself in front of my current supervisor. Many MANY times.
robtrooper
Feb. 27th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
That sounds like most places i've worked.
I think most bosses have a chip on their shoulders and think don't fix what isn't broken but obviously they are too wrapped up in themselves to hear what other people say.

I called one or two bosses 'dad' by accident. That was weird.
silveraj
Feb. 27th, 2009 02:52 pm (UTC)
Oh god - calling them 'Dad' would be fucking hysterical. I don't know who'd be more embarrassed. Me, most probably.

And the cartoon doesn't really express just how fucked up it is not to have a network, and to have random firings with the person out the door an hour before work starts.
johnnydarke
Feb. 27th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
It's too late to back down on it now....you'll just have to run with it; shoot him a cheeky wink next time you see him.
silveraj
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
I immediately followed it up with a mortified apology. Bollocks.

And no reply as yet. Arrrghh!
johnnydarke
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Wow. You're screwed.


ION...any chance you can help with this at all...?http://johnnydarke.livejournal.com/157162.html
deviblue
Feb. 27th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
D'OH! *sporfle*
jaketherat
Feb. 27th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
Ker-LOL!

On the one hand, you could excuse it with 'it's my default email sig and I forgot to change it'. On the other, great editing skillz :P
kumimonster
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
oh yeah. editing is super great.

you could stamp all the porn that way!

love, aaron suave!
dennyd
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
silveraj
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Wow - I'm glad it's not just me that ends all my emails in kisses! x
cyka
Feb. 27th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
you're fantastic.

you need to post that on fuckmylife.

www.fmylife.com

at least it's friday!
names0fthedead
Feb. 27th, 2009 04:17 pm (UTC)
hahaha oh shit
foxxina
Feb. 27th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
That cartoon summed up my last job. I may email it to my friend and new assistant manager to show her what she's in for.

And erm WOOPS. Awesome

Love from Foxy xxx<3
nadya_lev
Feb. 27th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA. Nice. :)

I think you'll still get it!
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