Bosses Say the Darnedest Things

Here are actual comments bosses made to employees during their 
salary reviews:

“I’ve got great news. You managed to avoid a salary decrease.”

“No, we don’t promote family members first. It’s just coincidence.”

“Before you came to my department, you were such a shining star—full of new ideas and enthusiasm. What happened to you?”

“This is a salary review. Let’s not focus on the money.”


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