Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Boss Is A Staple Whore

You read it right, my boss is a staple whore. I'm a writer at heart, but my paying job title is OPTIC Manager. That stands for a whole mess of things ranging from Purchasing, Shipping, Inventory, Customer Service, Complaint Department, Resident Biotch, etc.

Part of my job requires her approval on a crap load of paperwork that I PAPER CLIP together. The reason for this is because I have to fax and scan these to our customers/vendors. It makes my life easier to be able to do this via the top shelf of the copier/fax which doesn't like staples. Inevitably, my staple whore boss staples them after approval leaving me to remove the staples (without ripping the pages) in order to keep my routine and organization in tact. It's subject to my sanity so stay with me.


Not only does she staple everything that passes over her desk, but she also rants and raves when her stapler runs out of staples. I'm talking major war path. Staples in her stapler is like crack in the pipe to an addict. She's aware of her problem and has agreed to join staplers anonymous.


What's your "day job" and are there any staple whores or paper Nazis??


4 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

My day job is my writing. And when it comes to bosses, I can be a real pain in the backside.

Marty said...

A "staple whore?"

It is amazing the various word combination's that put me on the floor in a laughing fit; add "staple whore" to the list.

Sissi said...

I have a list like that too Marty!

Super Mom said...

LOL! Love it. I am an Executive Assistant - Job description: I do anything and everything that any one of my three bosses can possibly think of.

One of my bosses is the "Copy Nazi".

Can I have 15 copies of this, 44 copies of this, and make 17 copies of this 3" binder of contracts (Each of those contracts were stapled together, I might add...). He wants copies of EVERYTHING, and with his 3 degrees, and 32 years of experience, he still can't figure out how to work the freakin' copy machine!

And that was just this week... :)