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Captain America

My New Clock

Posted on 2007.11.20 at 15:30
My boss's boss told him to tell me to get rid of a "Captain America" shield decorating the wall of my cube "because it does not represent the professional look that the company is striving towards." Symbols of patriotism, courage, and doing right are apparently not considered "Professional" at my workplace.

So I bought a wall-clock instead.


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Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 00:01 (UTC) (Link)
I've a friend who complains that I never smile in my pictures, so, that's for her!
lnalvgd at 2007-11-20 20:53 (UTC) (Link)

Clocks are so professional.

I wonder what your boss's boss would say to me looking at all my HP calendars around my desk?


It's professional!!!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 00:55 (UTC) (Link)
You know, it never ceases to amaze me that a man who comes into the office singing, badly, and shouts obscenities throughout the day can even think he knows about professionalism.
mrsquizzical at 2007-11-20 20:59 (UTC) (Link)
nothing thrills you more than thinking you beat 'em at their own game, huh, L?

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 00:56 (UTC) (Link)
sarahenany used a line about pricking the overinflated baloon of egotistical bombast. Who can resist such a sport?
808 at 2007-11-20 21:01 (UTC) (Link)
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 01:00 (UTC) (Link)
Dick, dick, dick. I never change.
mythicvictory at 2007-11-20 21:10 (UTC) (Link)



Hee. That'll larn 'um!!!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 01:01 (UTC) (Link)


I love your icon beyond all telling.
the source of all heresies
ms_worplesdon at 2007-11-20 21:15 (UTC) (Link)
*high fives and hugs you*

I love passive-aggressive subversion. Strikes a chord in me. :D
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 01:02 (UTC) (Link)
I knew you'd like it, Wonder Woman!
thesteppyone at 2007-11-20 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
Look at the absolute happiness on your face! lol
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 01:04 (UTC) (Link)
Nothing like pissing off the bosshole!
sgt_majorette at 2007-11-20 21:35 (UTC) (Link)

Boss Panic

I had a picture up on my barracks room door one year, a postcard of a couple of bare trees with the caption, "Sgt. Johnson was mortified that she was wearing the same costume as everyone else at the camouflage party..."

Also unprofessional, I was told.

Sometimes it's just too easy...
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 01:07 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Boss Panic

Amazing, isn't it?
i_m_b00 at 2007-11-21 00:59 (UTC) (Link)

I love it!!

*looks at bare cube*

I think I need to do a little decorating
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 01:10 (UTC) (Link)
The Cap shields were Halloween costome props, but clocks and posters are easy to find.
sophiamaria03 at 2007-11-21 01:37 (UTC) (Link)
Love it! I've been dealing with TOTALLY crazy boss's bosses lately, but since they're political appointees and can probably have me disappeared, I probably shouldn't elaborate. :) Fortunately, they haven't targeted our cubicles yet....
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 02:06 (UTC) (Link)
"SO, tell me again where she is?"

"In Qatar, being waterboarded."

"And why?"

"She put up Buscema Silver Surfer prints instead of Kirby!"

"Clearer cause for Extraordinary Rendition, I have never seen."
herrbgone at 2007-11-21 03:11 (UTC) (Link)
I love it!
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 10:19 (UTC) (Link)
Don't yield, sling your shield!
alloy_ at 2007-11-21 05:13 (UTC) (Link)
Kewl, can one get a Fantastic Four one?
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 10:21 (UTC) (Link)
I bet you can! I had to get the clock "under the radar" -- i's not an officially licensed product -- but I'd be surprised if you couldn't get one with the FF's "4" logo.
shygryf at 2007-11-21 05:24 (UTC) (Link)
Being able to wear that shirt automatically precludes any discussions of Professionalisim. (not that i'm dissing your shirt, the opposite, I'm jealous that you can wear it at work)

I need to personalize my desk.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 10:25 (UTC) (Link)
I won't work where I can't dress this well. Quite truthfully, the conversation would go like that:

"We've decided that we're going to institute a professional dress code. You're going to have to wear a dress shirt and a tie."

"It's been nice working with you, and I trust you'll give a good reference. It'll probably take me a couple of trips to get my cubicle cleaned out. You want me to format my hard drive, or shall I just delete my personal stuff?"

Edited at 2007-11-21 01:10 pm (UTC)
herrbgone at 2007-11-21 20:07 (UTC) (Link)
Here’s the official policy where I work taken directly from their HR web page:

[Company Redacted]
Dress Code

The following definition applies to all full-time, temporary and contract employees.

Examples of acceptable business casual dress for men:
Shirts with collars
Corduroy, khaki and wool slacks
Leather (or leather-like) shoes, docksiders, loafers, etc.

Examples of acceptable business casual dress for women:
Sweater sets with stirrup pants
Dress shorts and skorts
Corduroy, khaki and wool slacks
Skirts and dresses
Leather (or leather-like) shoes, in any style

Business Casual does not include the following, for either men or women:
Denim jeans
Sneakers or athletic shoes (e.g. jogging shoes)
Bermuda shorts, khaki shorts or sport shorts
Shorts for men are not appropriate for men at any time
Novelty t-shirts
Clothing with a tightness of fit or length which is clearly inappropriate for the workplace

Since “shirts with collars” are right at the top of the approved list, your Hawaiian would pass muster. As there is no mention of sporting attire other than shoes or of pattern or print except for novelty t-shirts they are totally unable to cite this policy to complain about my habit if wearing camouflage “in the workplace” provided the shirt has a collar. This is a case where I may grudgingly follow the letter of the law – or in this case corporate policy – and yet overtly fly in the face of its intent.

I have a couple of times dressed in full (though unarmed) pirate garb and gotten away with it. Halloween doesn’t count, but I was the only one celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day in the office this year.

Hmm… While men are not allowed to wear shorts (in a blatant example of corporate gender bias!) there is no mention whatsoever of wearing a kilt. I don’t see any mention of chainmaille for that matter either.

Eye of corporate bureaucrat. Sharp stick. Some assembly required…
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 23:04 (UTC) (Link)
I will say only this:

If your wardrobe choices are consistent with longstanding tration and legend regarding kilts, I must never, nver, nver know.

Oh, and "Shorts for men are not appropriate for men at any time"???

Third floor for the department of recuncancy department on three!
(Anonymous) at 2007-11-22 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
Fear not my friend! In the unlikely event I were ever to wear a kilt, I would be updating tradition somewhat. I wonder if plaid boxers would be considered men’s shorts for a man under [company redacted]’s policy?

Yeah, I think they think they are a good writer since they takeded the on-line version of corporate writing for dummies 1010101. *rolls eyes*
herrbgone at 2007-11-22 22:10 (UTC) (Link)
* Herr forgets to logg in - again ^ *

Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-23 10:51 (UTC) (Link)
Dave -- yeah, yeah, no foolin, it's Dave -- you and "plaid boxers" are not allowed to occupy the same space in my brain within six hours of one another. I'm sure I've told you this. Yes, even if you're referring to pugilists who have done fabulous things with woad.
scribhneoir1 at 2007-11-21 19:54 (UTC) (Link)
excellent! you look so happy...I really need to get a proper clock for work, d'you think there's one the starts a countdown and then starts screaming at me to step away from the desk and run when it's time to leave....don't mind me....overtime today....
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-21 23:05 (UTC) (Link)
Didn't you, like just get this job?
scribhneoir1 at 2007-11-22 19:07 (UTC) (Link)
well...yeah...don't get me wrong, it's going well, but there's just something about still being at work when it's completely dark outside that just makes me want to put my head on the desk. ;)
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-11-23 10:52 (UTC) (Link)
You make a very good point.
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