From the email:

I worked at a large internet company for a while and one of my employees ( drew stickies of me every few days and stuck them on the sides of my monitor.

The company is still in business, but not nearly at the capacity it once was. It was a fun place to work for a little more than half of the time I was there (first half was good, second half started to get bad). Both myself and Jon were laid off (with about a year or two between hatchet dates), yet the other day we still had drinks at the old bar.



AWftWP: At this point I had to check the story, so following the link provided and searching a bit I found an email address for the maestro himself. Here’s what he had to say about this matter:

Ha! I haven’t thought about those sketches in forever.

Let’s see, Dave and I went to high school together, and we ended up working at the same place. Dave’s ability to suffer gracefully was always his most charming trait, and my ability to be an utter ass was probably mine. So I used to leave those sketches on his monitor whenever he was outside for a cigarette, just for his chagrined grin when he came back in.

Just about all of them had some root in reality, and what appears to be the weirdest one – where Dave is juggling small dogs – well, Dave’s a juggler and his girlfriend at the time had a chihuahua.

Dave and I have since left that company, although we still get together for a drink and a game of pool. I’ll have to remember to leave a post-it note on his cue next time …


Author: Jonathan, USA. Muse: Dave, boss and long-time friend.

AWftWP: And yet another piece that counts with the boss’ blessings. I guess not all workplaces are the same, what can I say…