who are not aware of the
insidious nature of SITTS.
Let me provide a brief explanation.
A colleague and myself,
This in turn was causing a very large number of brain cells to die.
I know, some of you will say, "yes, that makes sense. I see examples myself everyday, But it doesn't explain all the cases".
To this I say, "you're right".
The examples on this page were contributed by my friend,
Stupidity Induced by Tight Tie Syndrome
As of tomorrow, employees
will only be able to access the building
using individual security cards.
Pictures will be taken next Wednesday
(This winning quote from Fred Dales at Microsoft Corp. in Redmond,WA.)
What I need is a list of specific
(Lykes Lines Shipping)
E-mail is not to be used
It should be used only for company business
(Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company)
This project is so important,
(Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service)
Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule.
No one will believe you solved this problem in one day!
We've been working on it for months.
Now, go act busy for a few weeks
(R&D supervisor, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)
My Boss spent the entire weekend retyping a 25 page proposal
She claimed the disk I gave her was
The disk I gave her was write-protected.
(CIO of Dell Computers)
Quote from the Boss:
"Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say."
(Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)
*** "How About Friday?" ***
My sister passed away and her funeral was scheduled for Monday.
When I told my Boss, he said, she died so that I would have
He then asked if we could change her burial to Friday.
He said, "That would be better for me."
(Shipping executive, FTD Florists)
"We know that communication is a problem,
but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees."
(Switching supervisor,AT&T Long Lines Division)
We recently received a memo from senior management saying:
"This is to inform you that a memo will be issued
(Microsoft, Legal Affairs Division)
One day my Boss asked me to submit a status report to him
I asked him if tomorrow would be soon enough.
He said "If I wanted it tomorrow,
(New business manager Hallmark Greeting Cards.)
Speaking the Same Language:
As director of communications, I was asked to prepare a memo
In the body of the memo one of the sentences mentioned
The day after I routed the memo to the executive committee,
When I asked why, I was told that she wouldn't stand
Finally he showed me her copy of the memo, with her demand
The HR manager was fairly reasonable, and once he looked the word up in his dictionary, and made a copy of the definition to send back to her, he told me not to worry. He would take care of it.
Two days later a memo to the entire staff came out directing us that no words which could not be found in the local Sunday newspaper could be used in company memos.
A month later, I resigned.
(Taco Bell Corporation)
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