Good boss stories are less fun, but I thought it might be nice to talk about the people who’ve mentored you or opened doors for you or just said: “oh, Nicole, don’t do that stupid thing anymore.”
Who are the men and women who’ve made the working world bearable for you? And, if you yourself are a boss, which is something that women can do now, if they are seamstresses or nursery school teachers, is it really hard? What drives you crazy? What would make it easier for you to manage your ungrateful underlings?
Now, here is a lot of Bill Lumbergh from Office Space. And why does no one talk about how unlikely it was that there were two Lumberghs, only one of whom slept with Jennifer Anison? Why didn’t Mike Judge pick a more common name? No, never mind, this movie was perfect.
Nicole is an Editor of The Toast.