Sneaky Boss

by Jaclynna W.
(Orlando, FL)

After five years of living and breathing my job I decided it was time for a change. I'd been instrumental in bringing the company into the 20th century technologically, as well as having been a contributing factor to the growth of the company.

I asked my boss, with whom I thought I had a friendly, positive relationship, if he would write me a letter of recommendation. He agreed wholeheartedly.

A few days later my boss handed me an envelope saying it was my recommendation. Of course, I went into my office and immediately read the letter.

I was totally shocked to realize it was the polar opposite of what I expected! Every accomplishment was painted as a failure, every strength was interpreted as a flaw.

To top it all off, the last sentence indicated I was NOT eligible for rehire. I just sat there trying to absorb the blow.

Finally, I decided I needed to find out why. I walked into my boss's office and he erupted into gales of laughter!

He thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever done! I guess I thought it was pretty funny after I wrapped my head around it.

Oh, and yes, he did provide the glowing recommendation letter I initially anticipated!

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Oh no!
by: Anonymous

Your heart must have nearly leapt out of your chest! I'm sure it was all in jest, however letters of recommendation don't seem the media for practical jokes. I'm sure it's funny now.

Can You Laugh Yet?
by: Anonymous

Now that's something to make him memorable! How in the world did you give him a smiling face after that?

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