‘Don’t call unless the shop’s blown up’ – manager issues ruthless instructions to staff

"Picture this scene: Me standing on a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The sugar sand beaches. Cup of coffee in hand and the sun on my face."

Sounds nice, doesn’t it?

The man who penned the above description certainly seemed to think so, and decided to share it with his employees in a set of instructions for them to follow in his absence.

The next part of the letter reads: "Then imagine my cell phone ringing and the blind rage that follows.

"Picture me pitching my cell phone from my beachfront balcony all the way into the briny depths of Davy Jones’ locker."

Ah, work handovers.

How many have you read one which says something along the lines of "any (urgent) problems or questions just call"?

Not this guy though.

Flying against the winds of presenteeism, this manager has a clear message for his staff.

This is one boss who really embraces holiday mode – and rightly so.

Posted on Reddit by one of the shop employees, the only scenario in which they are allowed to call their manager is if the store burns down or gets washed away.

While most people applauded this man’s sentiments, he did get something wrong.

As panda encounter pointed out: "Not only do squids have brains, they are considered to be the most intelligent invertebrates and an important example of advanced cognitive evolution in animals."

Still, complicated data and voice plans probably are outside of their understanding.

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