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    Excuse Me, Bosshole

    | Vancouver, BC, Canada | Bizarre/Silly, Bosses & Owners, Language & Words

    (I’ve just started a new job in construction. This is also my very first labor-intensive job, so there’s a lot of things that I don’t know. Naturally, I have many questions to ask.)

    Me: “Excuse me, Sir-”

    Boss: “Hold it right there, buddy. I will not have you calling me ‘Sir’. I don’t really believe in ranks, so I want you to talk to me like an equal. Just call me by my first name.”

    (A couple of hours later, I have another question to ask. But this time, I try to respect his wishes and do my best to ease up on my language.)

    Me: “‘Scuse me Boss, I—”

    Boss: “GODD***IT, NOT AGAIN! I told you that I don’t do well with those titles! Call me ‘a**hole’, call me ‘f***er’, but whatever you do, don’t call me ‘sir’ or ‘boss’!”