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Badmouthing The Boss
You're complaining about your boss, not realizing s/he's right behind you.
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(permanent link) added: 2012-08-19 20:52:28 sponsor: MoPete (last reply: 2012-08-20 05:43:12)

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Alice has finally had enough at the workplace, and she's complaining to Bob about what a low-life, cheapskate slimeball her boss is. Wait, why is Bob frantically trying to cut her off--

The boss is right behind her, isn't he?

This trope, often seen in Work Coms, is when someone decides to vent a little by talking smack about his or her boss, not realizing that the boss in question can hear everything s/he's saying.

Usually, this leads to a lot of trouble for the Employee.


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