Chandler, Arizona, United States
There's an old saying. If you don't want someone to join a crowd, you ask them, "If everyone were jumping off of a cliff, would you?" Well, I have. So my answer would be "Yes". True story.
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HOROSCOPE: SOMEHOW GUY WITH HILARIOUS SPEECH IMPEDIMENT NOW YOUR BOSS
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Rather than promoting from within the company, upper management has decided to hire a supervisor from outside, an applicant who, on paper, is qualified for the job, but in face-to-face interaction is impossible to take seriously because of a speech impediment not severe enough to render him impossible understand, but hilarious enough that it should have been taken into consideration when he was hired.
Your new supervisor's requests raising in seriousness is directly proportional to the intensity of your coworker's mocking comments and unflattering imitations, as motivations to do what he says lowers. Further exacerbating the problem is that your new supervisor refuses to get to know his team on a personal basis, saying that bosses should remain a certain distance from their team in order to maintain respect.
"Thewiously, you guyth, we all need to get back to wook, we've all been thcewing awound too much wately. I don't want to have to pool out my white-upth and thawt sending pee-poh home," your supervisor has been impotently heard saying to no one who was listening. "I'm thewious ath a goddamn hawt attack."