Hey guys! It’s another episode of #OS! Today’s OS story is titled “THE MEAN CEO”, and was inspired by one of Uncle Jimi Tewe’s Instagram post.
“Abusive words are heavily loaded with venom and never leave the person they are used on the same (except they have developed a ‘tough skin’ and this means they don’t even get your core message too).
As CEOs we need to recognise that our positions expose us to being ‘shapers’ of lives as much as you’d staff are responsible for delivering value to you.”
THE MEAN CEO – BUBBLE GUM/SKIRT STORY
Bubble Gum arrived at her desk and flung her shoes under the table.
Skirt turned to her, “what did she say this time?”
“Honestly I’m beginning to consider quitting this job and starting my own thing!”
“That bad, huh? Did you let her know it wasn’t your fault the T-shirt guys got the spelling wrong?” Skirt asked.
“She wouldn’t listen to anything I had to say. That mean woman! Do you know what she said to me? That ‘empty-headedness attracts empty-headedness!’ I hate female CEOs. I wanted to fling my shoe at her!”
Skirt saw the tears in Bubble Gum’s eyes! “Well sweetie, we both know you’re not empty-headed. You wouldn’t be here if you were.”
“I don’t know if I’ll be here long, Skirt. I feel very underappreciated…”
Skirt gave her a rub on the shoulder, “I know dear, most of us do. Let’s brighten your mood, lunch is on me, put your shoes on.”
Bubble Gum managed a smile, and reached under her desk for her shoes.
THE MEAN CEO – RED TIE/BLUE TIE STORY
They were in a meeting with the MD; it felt like if someone reached out they could touch the unease in the air.
“I’m waiting for someone to tell me how we sent half of a team to the location and they goofed and acted like a bunch of fools.”
Someone made the mistake of speaking, “with all due respect Sir, we eventually got the job done.”
The MD was now fuming, “with all due respect, leave my office this instant.”
Red Tie quietly passed a note to Blue Tie. “Guess what MD stands for…”
Blue Tie scribbled and passed the note back to him, it read “Moustache Dracula?” with a tiny moustache and fangs under the inscription.
Red Tie almost burst out laughing. He wrote in the note and passed it back to Blue Tie.
Blue Tie’s eyes widened when he read what Red Tie wrote… “I like it, but I was thinking ‘Mean Dick’.”
Hey! Hope you enjoyed reading those, and you learned a few things as a CEO or future CEO?! It’s important to make people enjoy working with/for you!
#OS by yours truly, aims at bringing to life the different kinds of personalities, characters and all shades of incidents that occur in offices – some office-worthy, some not! BUBBLE GUM, RED TIE, SKIRT and BLUE TIE will be showing you all kinds of emotions that flow during interactions with colleagues, which we are pretty sure many of you will resonate with!
If you read one of the #OS stories (or more) that gave you a “this is so my office people!” moment, share the stories with them, and feel free to share your stories in the comments section below!
Read #OS1 – MAKE AN APPOINTMENT here
Read #OS2 – BE MINDFUL here
Read #OS3 – MPs, MOODS & MONDAY MORNINGS here
Read #OS4 – BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE here
Read #OS5 – THE 10, 20, 30 RULE here
Read #OS6 – PUNCTUALITY here
Read #OS7 – GOAL-SETTING & THE ART OF NEGOTIATION here (I hope you have registered for the class, by the way!)