February 23, 2008

And I thought my management was bad.

Anyone that has ever worked in a cube farm, AKA office, is familiar with the Dilbert comics. Some of them really hit close to home, but for Dave Steward of Fort Madison, IA it summed up his feelings about management. So he posted it on the bulletin board at work and fired for it.

Steward, 50, a resident of Fort Madison, was fired by the casino last fall after seven years of employment. He had posted on an office bulletin board a "Dilbert" strip in which the protagonist compares his bosses to a bunch of "drunken lemurs."

Well I can understand the posting of the comic, I feel that way about my managers at time, especially now.

Casino managers were not amused. By reviewing surveillance tapes, they determined that Steward was responsible for posting the cartoon. They fired him and accused him of not being a "team player."

For posting a comic he's not a team player? I'd think if he blatantly and openly ridiculed management, that would be not a team player but not this.

As a result of this, Scott Adams (Dilbert's Creator) caught wind of the situation and has dedicated recent strips to making fun of the entire situation, in true Dilbert fashion.

In a new series of "Dilbert" comics that begins today, Steward's bosses represented by the strip's infamous Pointy-Haired Boss are lampooned for their actions. Steward is depicted by Wally, the strip's bespectacled, coffee-swilling office drone. Steve Morley is portrayed by Catbert, the evil human resources director.

That's just hilarious.

Posted by Contagion in Things that make me go, "GUH?!?!" at February 23, 2008 09:17 AM | TrackBack

Oh, crap...I'm in so much trouble...I post comic strips every week in the bathroom at the school where I work....(sometimes it's the only place where teachers can sit for two seconds without someone begging for their attention!)

Posted by: Mrs. Who at February 23, 2008 03:13 PM

But what Scott Adams writes is the truth, how can one be fired for telling the truth.

I use to post funny comics all the time when I worked in departments that had a sense of humor.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at February 25, 2008 09:39 AM