Weekend Fun: “The Onion” on a Really Subtle Bad Boss

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It's been a crazy week, so I was in the mood for a good chuckle… and the fake news site “The Onion” delivered in this story: “Boss Has Deft Touch For Making Employees Feel Like Sh**.” (warning, bad words).
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The story starts:

“Citing such examples as his understated eye rolls or how he often delivers a faint, judgment-filled “hmm” after an employee passionately presents an idea, workers at Blain Insurance, Ltd. told reporters Tuesday that general manager Carl Douglas, 44, has a special, subtle knack for making members of his staff feel like utter dog sh**.”

Read the whole thing here.

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