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Out of Our Minds
Sunday, August 01, 2004 3:26 PM
Jokin' with the boss
David Weinberger on Culture

A friend of mine who switched jobs recently was telling me about a funny email she wrote to her new boss about some new project. The email was breezy, overstated, and ended with a plea to allow the project to go forward 'because otherwise the terrorists have won.'

The email as she recounted it was amusing. But what really surprised me was her saying that it's such a relief to be working for a boss that she could write such a message to. It made me realize how lucky I've been; I haven't worked for someone that humor-deprived in decades. Or maybe times have changed so that humor now is a regular part of management relationships...


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