At work, I have a manager only 3 years older than me – here, you get promoted according to how long you’ve been working for the company, it seems. I had my appraisal meeting yesterday. Normally, they are long, boring, officious meetings, full of managerial type talk (i.e. bull****), but yesterday’s appraisal was actually rather fun.
We spent the majority of the time complaining about the company and the job, and it lead to some surprising revelations. I feel a bit better about this job now that I know there is someone who feels the same.
I think the whole meeting can be nicely summed up by this:
Manager: *looks up at ceiling, inspects all the walls* “God, I really hope this room isn’t bugged”.
It makes a nice change to have some fun at work!*edit* 10/08/06: Oh my goodness - I've just been promoted - how ironic is that??