# Discussion on: Is your boss an idiot?

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###### In any case you are/the boss is an idiot
tbalci 20th Oct 2011
If the lowest score is 1 [answer a] and there are 5 questions, you have 1 x 5 = 5 points minimum. That means, you cannot be any better than "a real idiot", just worse.
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###### Umm...yes...
The_Hierophant 20th Oct 2011 Top Rated
I think that was part of the joke.

Are you a boss by any chance?
###### ROFL
acmp<>< 20th Oct 2011
ROFL :-D
no more text
###### Good one! :D
tbalci 20th Oct 2011
Good one!
###### Lowest score is 0 not 1
tflynnhk 20th Oct 2011
I scored 0!! did not answer any question...
###### Congratulations!
CharlieSpencer_Palmetto 20th Oct 2011
You're management material. Men's Warehouse is having a sale on vests.
###### Calculation
Qatarian 20th Oct 2011
Yeah, you only see what you want to, 1 x 5 5, it's actually 1, only when you become part of the synergy can one score better than the minimum required in this case. Anyway who cares about whether it adds up...
###### Thanks boss...
jay_jay_31@... 20th Oct 2011
I haven't laughed that hard all week. You rock!
###### What if your boss is an owner of pizza restaurant?
n_egii 20th Oct 2011
If I was working in a company I would love to have A Complete Idiot boss. At least, my stomach will not complain about missed dinner and lunch. : )

I actually have a really nice boss. Although we do have differences in our opinions, somehow he manages it without pizza.
###### Oddly enough, my first boss was.
CharlieSpencer_Palmetto 20th Oct 2011
Although he was not an idiot. We had a deal with the Chinese place across the street.
###### Pizza
Suresh Mukhi 20th Oct 2011
I want my pizza!!
###### Pizza
burrettpeter0@... 20th Oct 2011
###### Pizza pie
Cat333Pokemon 20th Oct 2011
I want his pizza.
###### Er, ...
... I am the boss. And I scored 16.
###### Classic!
dirtdart 20th Oct 2011
Love it! It made me chuckle.
###### Rayyan
Rayyanahmed 20th Oct 2011
Great, funny.:)
###### Now I know what I am having for lunch..
pjwd@... 20th Oct 2011
Pizza!!! Thanks for the subliminal message...
###### Idiotic, moi?
MartynInEurope 20th Oct 2011
I am the boss and I can be idiotic, but not idiotic enough to score above zero in this test.
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###### No matter
ablize@... 20th Oct 2011
OK ... I??m a idiot ... No matter ... I??m still the boss !! And you are what ?
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###### It matters
NickNielsen 20th Oct 2011
I'm the guy that's been making you look good for the past year.

And I'm ready for a promotion...

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###### Promotion?
alan.douglas@... Updated - 20th Oct 2011
If you're making the boss look good, why on earth would (s)he give you a promotion? You have to make HIM/HER look so good that (s)he gets promoted out of your way.
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###### Oh, I wouldn't ask him for the promotion!
NickNielsen Updated - 21st Oct 2011
But this other division I've also been supporting has an opening. And the boss over there asked me if I could possibly apply for it...

edit: they're-their-there
###### Pizza again
n_egii 20th Oct 2011
I am the guy who ate all your pizza. That is what really counts for the promotion.
###### Topical
Having a boss as an idiot is more common than we identify.the boss is the representative of the company,he is the one who plays politics to forward his career,he is the one who plays doom with the department or company.If he is an idiot he gets rid of talent who threatens him,he is the one who recruits staff who don't threaten him,he is the one who gets told to cut the department because the department is not producing anything due to poor management,He is the one who gets a larger severence package when the the company closes,and he is the one who gets promoted to the level of his incompetance.

How to spot one of these bosses
Things don't change
All staff are stressed
All staff are looking for a new job opportunity
All staff have high sick absense
All staff meet by the water cooler
All skilled staff try to get on projects outside his control
He tries to claim success on YOUR project which he has never touched to avoid redundancy.
###### Is he really an idiot?
jimrhenow@... 20th Oct 2011
The boss you describe is not an idiot. He is probably the smartest one there.

He always comes out with a promotion, a bonus, no blame, gets to fire other people, gets the bigger severence package, doesn't have to look for a better job opportunity, and gets credit for the great things his staff did.

It's not stupidity...it's lack of ethics and no soul.
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###### Danger
terry@... 20th Oct 2011
"... he is the one who gets promoted to the level of his incompetance."

I'd always heard this as "promoted to a level where his incompetence is no longer dangerous."

Fun topic, lots of laughs.
###### I don't understand
flotsam70 20th Oct 2011
And here I thought pizza solved everything. :P
###### Yes
mustang84 20th Oct 2011
You are correct SIR.
###### Not Quite
Arcturus909 20th Oct 2011
That would be Pizza AND beer!
###### 5 'C' answers = 15 points
CharlieSpencer_Palmetto Updated - 20th Oct 2011
I'm sorry, but anyone who orders that much pizza is NOT a 'Complete Idiot'; he's a manager I'd work unpaid overtime for, even if I am paying for the pizza one time out of five.
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###### What's wrong with pizza?
andrew232006 21st Oct 2011
Maybe I'll never be management material, but C seems like the best choice on all those questions to me.
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###### Hey!
Dr_Zinj 20th Oct 2011
Who moved the cheese on my pizza?
###### On a kinda related topic...
andrew.moore@... 20th Oct 2011
I had a boss who would go through our take-out lunches (they would be delivered to the canteen and he'd arrive before the lunch break) and help himself to extras out of everyone elses portions (which we paid for ourselves). We thought we had him beaten by ordering an extra-large pizza to share between the lot of us. Only to find that he'd got down early and moved nearly all of the toppings onto his slices.
###### You fix that
CharlieSpencer_Palmetto 20th Oct 2011
by ordering anchovies and jalapenos.
###### That one is easy to resolve....
wdvs88 20th Oct 2011
Just have someone bake an extra special chocolate pie (The Help kind) and have the take out place deliver it. Then everyone can watch the boss eat *it!
Or else go extra early and sprinkle concentrated capsaicin on the pizza and order another one for later. Maybe he'll slow up on eating up other people's food.
AnsuGisalas 21st Oct 2011
ORDER NOTHING
###### IDIOTTT!!!!!
<DTECH> Updated - 20th Oct 2011
LOL....This one had me cracking up man......Bosses can really get on my bad side some days.....especially in my country (GUYANA).......good one Toni
###### I scored 42...
mckinnej 20th Oct 2011
and I'm not sure what that means!

X-P
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###### I know what that means
GSG 20th Oct 2011
It means that you have the answer to the ultimate question. Hopefully, you know what the ultimate question is.
###### 42?
arendsro 20th Oct 2011
You must be in finance...how's 3rd quarter looking?
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###### If you scored more than 20...
Ole88 20th Oct 2011
it just means you can't add - ROFL
###### If (s)he scored more than 20..
... it means s(he) is very thorough - going through this test multiple times "to make sure..". And definitely can count without using own fingers (and toes!).

Good boy...err... good boss! (repeated pat on the back).
###### A bunch crap and a waste of time.
This is a bunch crap and a waste of time.

But, I guess you get paid for doing this and the real intent was just for provoking a response and/or participation.

Well, congratulations - You have succeeded...Good Work!!

CB - Aruba.
###### Waste of time?
utford 20th Oct 2011
And yet - you took the time to read it AND respond to it - seems you have time to waste.
###### Congratulations!!
wdvs88 20th Oct 2011
You must be the new boss. Welcome to your new office. We have proactively programmed all of the local pizza shops into your speed dial. Here is a list of the employees in your department, with their batting averages and fielding percentages. We look forward to our imminent and inevitable downsizing.

Sorry, "tongue in cheek" must mean something different in Aruba.
###### The thirteen behaviors of a moron boss
c.papageorgiou@... 20th Oct 2011
Here is something maybe a little more thought out
http://ideasphere.com/chuckpblog/2007/11/27/the-moron-boss-thirteen-behaviors/
###### That was fun...
AnsuGisalas 21st Oct 2011
In an absolutely horrifying way.
###### Why are so many people losing thier sense of humor?
leo8888 20th Oct 2011
If you don't get the joke just close your browser, go back to your miserable life, probably making other people around you miserable as well, and walk away! Perfect example, the new Ben and Jerry's ice cream, Schweddy Balls. I read an article the other day about a conservative group called "one million moms" who are upset over the name and telling everyone to boycott Ben and Jerry's. Big surprise, another conservative group upset over something so trivial and forgetting that it was supposed to be a joke. Their are so many other serious problems to deal with as a parent and they focus on something like that.

Oh well, that's my morning rant, think it's time for another cup of coffee.
###### It's not about lost sense of humor.
Big B 20th Oct 2011
This just was a dumb article and not even funny. Didn't take any offense to it. It was just not funny.
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