Originally Posted by 15fan
I work for a big organization.
Possibly the most important career lesson I've learned is to know (1) who used to sleep together, (2) who is currently sleeping together, and (3) who wants to sleep together.
(Sleep, of course, being a euphemism for other types of adult activity.)
I've had a couple of situations where I've said something to the effect of "she's an odd bird", only to find out that someone pretty senior in the organization was, uh, indulging himself.
Ouch! I have a friend who complained about a woman who was obviously unqualified for her job to his boss (who was also her boss) only to get a call from our program manger (we were both on-site contractors) in the middle of the night asking him to report to Headquarters. He never worked on that contract again and the boss married the woman a year later.
Fortunately, the contract he was transferred to was a much better place to work anyway.
Roy, my wife asked me the 'Where would you be without me...' question and I immediately answered, 'Obviously, still searching for you.' and she almost cried. Of course, the only way to pull it off is to actually feel that way. just lucky I guess.