Tuesday, June 10, 2014
It's, erm… Roger isn't it?
'Robin!’ Yes of course. Well, Robin, I'm sorry I haven't been around much on your first day. Busy, busy. Everyone treating you OK?
Great. Do come to me if anything’s worrying you, OK? My door’s always open, even to the most junior boy on the team.
Listen, Roger, I want you to know that I’m not one of those bosses who thinks only women can do the important jobs, OK? I'm very keen to give boys a chance. Boys can do very well in this company – and they brighten the place up, too! Anyway, I’m totally opposed to sexism and discrimination in the workplace, OK? Everybody in the team is worthy of respect for who they are. Even boys. Especially boys.
So don't take this the wrong way. But you could maybe dress a bit more… smartly, hmm? Maybe show yourself off to a bit more advantage. A nice pair of smart white shorts, for example. Not too baggy – maybe even a size or too smaller than the trousers you're wearing. Nice close fit…
Great. I'm sure you'll get on very well here Roger. Sorry – I mean Robin, don't I? Robin. Must remember that.
Now – how about a cup of tea for the boss? Milk and a sweetener.