OK, so I'm working on this project that involves doing a really lame and repetetive task that a monkey could do. I jokingly asked my boss earlier today if we could maybe hire a monkey to do it, because this task was sucking my will to live. I even volunteered to clean up the poo the monkey was bound to fling when it got as bored with the project as I was.
Anyway, I was just talking to the boss again, and I said that I'd considered asking for a temp to come and do this job (seriously, it involves saving attachments off of approximately 5,000 emails, every single one of which is a zipped file...and then unzipping them) but had decided against it because I don't think that we'd get a temp who would last through more than an hour before getting bored and quitting. Boss then tells me that he's sure I'm right, especially based on his bad history with temps.
This is seriously the worst case of inappropriate temp placement I've ever heard of. Apparently, bossman called the temp agency and asked for them to send someone to do data entry...nothing else, just data entry.( You'll never guess who they sent...Collapse )