My Boss Hated the Client

Drawing of unhappy face and arrow pointing from it to happy face“His remarks were like a kiss of death.”

By Ed Mendlowitz
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Early on, my boss took me to a client I was to work on. He started to explain what needed to be done and what the client did, but then he said, “I hate this client – everything is always messed up and nothing ever makes sense.”

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He also told me my work area was in the factory. I would probably have to move a chair next to a carton that would serve as a desk, and he warned me the lighting wasn’t too good.