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Mar 29, 2014
Reminds me of a company I used to work for. A coworker saved the company 100k in software license cost (he drove a hard bargain) the company felt compelled to parade him in an all-hands meeting to present him a hundred dollar gift card (which the company got at a discount). He left shortly there after.
 
 
Mar 29, 2014
"a billion dollars"? Obviously, PHB can't count beyond a few hundred-thousands. Similar to the "One, two three .... infinity" of primitive tribes, which forms the title of a famous book by (late) George Gamov, theoretical physicist and cosmologist
 
 
Mar 29, 2014
The next personal item on Alice's desk may well be PHB's head.
 
 
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Mar 29, 2014
My (ex-) bosses once were so upset that I worked 25 minutes of unapproved OT that they had the HR lady write a letter saying I should never do that again. Now, here's what happened: Friday night at 4:40, huge multi-national company wants to give our small (6 employees) NP $25,000, the bookkeeper did not send in the proper paperwork and bosses did not follow up, they were both unavailable by phone, and the deadline was that evening. I worked 25 minutes OT making call after call, pulling paperwork, finagling to get the $25,000. That 25 minutes cost the NP less than $12, so the net gain was $14,988. And I got in trouble. And they say good employees are hard to find.
 
 
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Mar 29, 2014
If that's a billion dollars Elbonian, it translates into about $14.68 American, I think. I could be wrong though, need to check the international exchange rate chart posted in the men's room....
 
 
 
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