Write a letter nominating someone for an award.Amidst much controversy, President Obama recently received the Nobel Peace Prize. Now it's your turn to nominate someone for an award.
We have a winner!!! (11/05/09)
Dear Ladies & Gentlemen of the Awards Committee,Congratulations to: TMC @ Return to Rural (@returntorural)
I'd like to formally nominate Mrs. Boobra McSelferston for the 2009 Most Self-centered Boss Award. Mrs. McSelferston has demonstrated stellar examples of self-serving behaviour over the past 3 quarters. She excels at turning conversations from issues of business to ones of her most recent aches and pains, those of her husband, and even her cat. She masterfully uses cliches like "I'm the boss!" and "the buck stops here" to refer to her position of superiourity over a staff that giggles at her foibles and makes every possible effort to be promoted out of her department. She under pays her staff to a comical degree and in one instance even shamed the president of the company when he learned at an excellent job candidate whom he had referred to be interviewed turn down the job due to the outrageously low salary.
Mrs. McSelferston is nonetheless generous with her staff. Once a year she takes them out to lunch on the company's dime. And every once in a while she'll buy gifts for each of the ladies in her department, making sure to work into the pre-gift introduction that she bought everything at FULL PRICE. She earns more than 6 times the salary of any one of her staff members and regularly jets off to casinos to fritter away $4,000 for fun yet she doesn't seem to put together that perhaps discussing her life's woes is unacceptable in front of staff who live paycheck to paycheck.
And so, kind ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for the opportunity to present this nomination and wish you good luck and god's speed if you have to personally interview this questionable woman, Mrs. Boobra McSelferston.
underpaid worker bee
Methodology of Selection: That's one well-formed convincing letter! And who wouldn't want to tell the plaque company to engrave "Boobra" on the statue? Also, I was afraid that if TMC didn't win soon, she would boycott playing ever again or maybe suffocate me in my sleep.