Potential Professional Darwinism. The radio station has one of those morning call-in shows, and apparently a woman called in about a co-worker that she described as the Boss' Pet. The co-worker is taking care of the boss' dog while boss is on vacation. Caller overheard Co-worker making arrangements to leave the dog at a doggie day care. Now, I didn't hear the original call to the station, but apparently Caller resents this as an example of Co-worker's over-the-top sucking up to the boss.
Monday morning, Caller plans to inform Boss of what Co-worker did. Judging from the snippet I heard, Caller is almost gloating about this.
There are sooooo many things wrong with this picture. Possible responses from Boss:
1. And this is your business because . . . ?
2. That was the arrangement. Dog stays there during the day and at Co-worker's home at night. Why do you care?
3. I think it was a very nice thing to do. Why do you care?
4. It's a shame you don't seem to care about your work as much as you care about my vacation arrangements. Perhaps we need to re-evaluate your continued presence at this company.
According to the ad, Caller is supposed to call back with the results on Monday. Unfortunately, I'll probably miss the results since I don't like this call-in show enough to actually listen to it.