October 07, 2005


My employer is sending me to an offsite location under the ploy that it is a "leadership camp". However, I have discovered the truth. It is in fact a thinly veiled sensitivity class.


I just don't understand why.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at October 7, 2005 08:01 AM | TrackBack

Damn dyslexia... I thought you said OFFSHORE location at first. That made sense...


Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 7, 2005 11:02 AM

I fail those classes.

Posted by: Ogre at October 7, 2005 12:50 PM

here's my survival tip for these damned courses: bring a big pad of paper in one of those pleather cases that you open to write in. As soon as the instructor begins to talk you pretend you're taking notes. if they try to discourage you from taking notes tell them that as a dyslexic you can only absorb things when you write then down in your own handwriting.

then plan your life goals, write the great american novel, or write letters to friends and family and tell them how much you love them or to your co=workers and tell them how much you hate them and how you'll get them back with triple torture for suggesting your name.

Posted by: michele at October 7, 2005 09:52 PM

bwahahahahahaha! Oh, that wasn't very sensitive of me was it?

Posted by: oddybobo at October 7, 2005 10:21 PM

I always used to get sent to Assertiveness Training. I failed. I was considered too agressive.

I'm melllowing in my old age.

Can we take bids here on how long it takes them to send you AGAIN? ;-) 'Cause this one isn't gonna work either. heh heh heh

Posted by: Bou at October 9, 2005 09:16 AM

Bou - Put me down for 4-3-06

Contagion - What happened? Did you use the word "niggardly"? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at October 9, 2005 09:55 AM

If they ask you about a time when a group made you uncomfortable, tell them this:

"It really makes me uncomfortable when the guys make fun of me for ironing my hood and robe. I mean who doesn't want to look nice at the rally and sharp creases look good. Since you usually get soot on your robe at the cross burnings and have to wash it anyway, why not iron it?"

That ought to give the instructor an aneurism.

Posted by: Brass at October 9, 2005 11:41 AM