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(BBC)   You've won a TV show and landed a £100,000 a year job. Do you c) Sue the notoriously hard-nosed, uncompromising, multi-millionaire businessman boss because you weren't given any work to do?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
    More: Fail, Alan Sugar, probationary period, systems thinking  
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2013-04-12 07:46:59 PM  
There is no job.
 
2013-04-12 07:50:53 PM  
She won a $150k/year chance to come in and make herself useful.  She chose the Celebrity/Entitlement Culture approach instead.
 
2013-04-12 07:51:29 PM  
Heh, Lord Sugar. I guess she was upset because she had no Sugar that night in her coffee, no Sugar that night in her tea, no Sugar to stand beside her, no Sugar to run with thee.
 
2013-04-12 07:56:41 PM  
£100,000 per year to do nothing? Sign me the fark up.
 
2013-04-12 08:00:30 PM  
What a damn fool. Also, I absolutely love the word "tatters".
 
2013-04-12 08:01:27 PM  
I've worked a couple jobs where there was literally no work & it's enough to drive you crazy.

One boss hired several new employees because she had the budget, but no real work and was afraid of losing her job if she didn't hire people to keep her unit. After two years of twiddling my thumbs, the company laid off everyone in the unit anyway.
 
2013-04-12 08:01:42 PM  

Mellotiger: What a damn fool. Also, I absolutely love the word "tatters".


Holy poop, I said the d word, sorry.
 
2013-04-12 08:01:48 PM  

skinink: Heh, Lord Sugar. I guess she was upset because she had no Sugar that night in her coffee, no Sugar that night in her tea, no Sugar to stand beside her, no Sugar to run with thee.


Dun do da dow dow do da....

Dammit!  You...unbelievable bastard!

/runs away from earworm
//dun do da
///slashies?
 
2013-04-12 08:02:39 PM  
Btch, wtf is your problem?

"Here, have an extraordinary opportunity."
Thanks. Here, have a lawsuit."
 
2013-04-12 08:05:15 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2013-04-12 08:06:19 PM  
This biatch is stoopid!
 
2013-04-12 08:13:25 PM  
If they need someone to fill that job opening, I'm free. Something like $165k per year, where literally a tenth of that buys a very nice car? All they have to do is pay for my passport and immigration.
 
2013-04-12 08:24:35 PM  

Apos: £100,000 per year to do nothing? Sign me the fark up.


No shiat.  I worked at a company in the IT department. When companies merged, they kept me on as a desktop guy, even though they had a call center in the new out of state HQ.  They figured I'd have enough hands-on work to do to keep me busy.  They were wrong.  I kept my mouth shut and made a fine art out of looking busy for almost 2 years before they finally figured it out.  Even then, I was given almost no real work.  I milked that job for 5 years total before I left.  Sadly, the joke really was on me.  After 5 years of farking off, I discovered my IT skills were grossly deteriorated.  That's when I changed my name to Fred Garvin and became a male prostitute.
 
2013-04-12 08:25:23 PM  

maram500: If they need someone to fill that job opening, I'm free. Something like $165k per year, where literally a tenth of that buys a very nice car? All they have to do is pay for my passport and immigration.


Same here. And hell, I'd even make coffee and sammiches if it'd help...
 
2013-04-12 08:27:40 PM  
Alan Sugar is a poor man's Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is a poor man's Satan.
 
2013-04-12 08:27:54 PM  

Too Pretty For Prison: Apos: £100,000 per year to do nothing? Sign me the fark up.

No shiat.  I worked at a company in the IT department. When companies merged, they kept me on as a desktop guy, even though they had a call center in the new out of state HQ.  They figured I'd have enough hands-on work to do to keep me busy.  They were wrong.  I kept my mouth shut and made a fine art out of looking busy for almost 2 years before they finally figured it out.  Even then, I was given almost no real work.  I milked that job for 5 years total before I left.  Sadly, the joke really was on me.  After 5 years of farking off, I discovered my IT skills were grossly deteriorated.  That's when I changed my name to Fred Garvin and became a male prostitute.


When life hands you an opportunity like that, why not take the time to keep up your skills, even upgrade them?
 
2013-04-12 08:36:58 PM  

suziequzie: maram500: If they need someone to fill that job opening, I'm free. Something like $165k per year, where literally a tenth of that buys a very nice car? All they have to do is pay for my passport and immigration.

Same here. And hell, I'd even make coffee and sammiches if it'd help...


I'd perform certain...acts, if it would seal the deal.

/Unemployed
//Desperate for a job
 
2013-04-12 09:00:23 PM  

YourOwnMedicine: Alan Sugar is a poor man's Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is a poor man's Satan.


Alan Sugar's never gone bankrupt. And has his own hair.
 
2013-04-12 10:29:24 PM  
The 2010 Apprentice winner resigned from Viglen in May 2011 and then felt pressurised into taking up a new position at Lord Sugar's internet set-top box company YouView, she told the hearing.

Pressurizing her might have been a bit extreme.
 
2013-04-12 10:38:23 PM  
Up next, some hick from Hell's Kitchen suing because they aren't writing the menus for Ramsay's new restaurant in Las Vegas
 
2013-04-13 12:52:03 AM  
What a dumbass! She didn't have anything to really complain about! I don't know what they hell they're doing up there, but if I were given the chance to "work" and get paid a lot of money, even if that work was actually just a fake front, I'd still do it. Maybe I'll learn a lot of things as well while watching people and getting my hands dirty...

If you're a very rich company with lots of extra cash to spare, give me any job and whether I know what to do with it or not, I'll just do my best!
 
2013-04-13 05:23:01 PM  
"Lord Sugar" is my new username on SeekingArrangements dot com.
 
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