Recently a local Fox News outlet was publicizing workingamerica.org's Bad Boss Contest. It's a weekly contest wherein people vote on submissions of "worst boss ever" stories. The grand prize winner gets a cool trip. At the urging of family I decided to submit my story to try to win the trip.
My submission for "worst boss ever," is a story that involves a previous supervisor hanging her wet and sweaty post-workout clothing (including her large-and-in-charge Big Lady Briefs) all around the small office three of us shared. I'm not kidding. They'd be over the radiators, on the backs of chairs, and laid flat on the floor to "air them out" because she didn't want to have them stinking up her gym bag all day. No mind that they were stinking up the air near my desk!
Also a true story: when you get to the workingamerica website, it clearly tells you that by submitting your story or by voting for one, you will be registered as a member of workingamerica.org: In order to enter the Contest, you must enter your name, e-mail address, and full mailing address in the designated window. By providing your name and e-mail address, you become a member of Working America. It also says clearly: The Bad Boss Contest is sponsored by Working America, 815 16th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. Working America is the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
So not only do I get to finally purge my brain of the vision of my boss's sweaty Fruit of the Looms, I get the joy of knowing that Fox News is promoting an AFL-CIO membership drive! They're finally starting to see things our way! Or, they're the lazy journos we always thought they were.