Sunday, November 28, 2004

You're Fired! (Anecdote)

Former NCR boss John Patterson was thought by many to be the paradigmatic corporate tyrant.

Patterson once fired an underperforming executive by removing his desk and chair, parking it in front of the company's factory, and having it soaked in kerosene and set alight.
I'm sure that the executive understood both the literal and figurative meaning of this gesture. I'm just glad that bosses I've had are much more gracious.

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