Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Carefully...

Gay Boss walked out yesterday.

He recieved 22 emails from CEO. After printing them out he walked into my office so that we could read them together. Halfway through reading the second one he stood up and put on his coat.

"Fuck this... I'm going home."

I've never seen him look upset before. He's dry, sarcastic and extremely thick skinned. To see him upset was like a kick in the face. I watched him leave. Too stunned to say anything.

I picked up the printed emails after he left and read through them.

CEO is a rude, manipulative, idiot!

I called Stoner as soon as I had finished reading and asked him to come up. I must have sounded anxious because he made it up to my office in 2 minutes.

I told him that Gay Boss had walked out. He was shocked. I then showed him the emails. He read them over and over. He couldn't believe what he was reading.

"Oh my God! The guy's completely lost it!" he looked up at me "You better tell me everything."

I did. I started from the mistake in the client contract, the phonecall from CEO warning me not to tell anybody about the mistake, the endless emails from CEO to Gay Boss, Wanker coming in and trying to speak to Gay Boss, and finally my invitation to have dinner with CEO and his airhead wife.

Stoner mouth hung open as I went through the details.

"Why didn't you tell me?"

He paced around the room.

"I knew there was something wrong. Remember the dental plan? I knew it! He was acting so strange and stressed!"

He opened the window and pulled out a packet of cigarettes. He offered me one and we sparked up. It's illegal to smoke in a work environment now. Who cares?

We went through all of Gay Boss's emails and began piecing up all the information.

This is what we've come up with:

CEO is managing out Gay Boss. He's trying bloody hard to do so. He's rude, inconsiderate and any other person in Gay Boss's position would have walked months ago.

He knew Gay Boss would be away during the weeks that the contracts were sent and that the error would slip through the cracks. He altered the contracts himself and was going to use them as an excuse to sack Gay Boss. Unfortunately for him, I caught the error. When he found out about it he specificaly told me not to tell anybody.

Wanker needs to get involved with the business if he is going to take over one day. Since he's the type of person that would refuse to work for anyone the ideal position for him is Managing Director.

I'm aware that this is all just a theory, but it makes perfect sense. Whatever CEO is playing at, whether it ties in with the theory or not, he's doing something very unethical.

Stoner and I spent the whole day trying to make sense of everything. This isn't right. Most people go to work, do their job, and go home. Gay Boss and I have dealt with politics in this company for a long time. Stoner is now involved.

I know it wasn't fair for me to involve Stoner. Before I told him everything I asked him if he's sure he wants to know. He's very much like I am. We like to dig through the surface, no matter how risky it is.

Gay Boss hasn't come in today. He called and said he'd be back tomorrow.

We have to tread carefully.

21 comments:

Polgara said...

And the plot thickens....
Pol x

Glugster said...

Oi

C.Rag said...

Another sign to start up your own business.

KaB said...

Haiwenna...it gets better & better...this stuff is page turning shite!

I feel for Gay Boss...the poor oke seems to have worked his arse off for CEO who really does come across as a mother fucking prick of note!

Stoner sounds like a good fellow sneaky puff adder...I look forward to your frequent updates! But also hope it all sorts itself out! I say your own business is the way forward sweet cheeks!

Slyde said...

i would concur from what you have said in the past that it certainly seems like CEO is trying to make a power play to get rid of Gay Boss.... He needs to really decide if he wants to fight for that job or not...

lotus07 said...

The mystery, the intrigue, the office back stabbing.....sounds just like my job.....

The Chronicles of a Fashionista in PDX said...

I wonder if there is enough evidence for Gay Boss to pursue a lawsuit against the CEO...

Exciting stuff! :)

Cocaine Princess said...

I agree with what 12:42 wrote, another sign to start up your own business.

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Malach the Merciless said...

Wow, and I thought American Companies were nuts..

Kitty said...

How soon is it before that interview you got?

x

Juliana RW said...

Hi Elise,

When you have time, Will you visit my WW : My son on costume? Thanks.

hayley-emsley said...

OMG OMG OMG!

Michelle Hix said...

What did the emails say?

twentysomethingandclueless said...

omg! your theory sounds pretty spot-on, from what you've uncovered so far. Isn't it totally illegal? Maybe there's a way to prove that that's what's going on? I dunno...

Bridget said...

Go on, just leave.

No job is worth having to go through so much drama!

sweets said...

i agree, go!! this is like a soap opera :) strange man that CEO... i wouldn't trust him one bit...

Globus said...

globus agrees with the general concensus that you should leave, and make it a statement. that's office politics for you.

Ruby said...

ok thats it! let go of the old job, start up the new company! you've always wanted to do this sweety, and this is more than just a gentle push in the right direction by life....go for it!

Poetikat said...

How old is CEO? Could he have Alzheimer's? That would explain his strange behaviour.

Maybe Wanker is the one who's up to something. Could he be forging the e-mails from CEO from a remote location?

Hmm. Vewy intewesting.

Kat

Elise, check your e-mail. If you haven't got an invite from me, e-mail me at adivers@inbox.com

Luv Kat

B.E. Earl said...

Every office has politics, but yours seems to take the cake.

Get out while the getting is good.

Daisy said...

poor gay boss. it's disheartening sometimes how office politics get in the way of the real work.