The Boss in Spain

My evil boss attended the annual global sales meeting held in Spain at some beach resort. Even before my boss got back – I had received numerous emails and phone calls about her.  When the sales force returned to the office first–they could not stop making snide remarks about my “Dumb Barbie Boss”.

Apparently while in Spain, she took the term “pool-side mixer” quite literally and decided to show up at the mixer–hosted by our chairman and the board of directors and attended by managers from around the world—wearing 5-inch heels and an itsy bitsy bikini. She was the vice president for the company’s America operations. Everyone else was wearing shorts with tees or polos.

The story goes that she pranced around the mixer and then even got drunk. Now don’t get me wrong–the evil thing had a fab shape–so I am sure that she looked amazing in a bikini. But that is the point. When a bunch of horny sales guys complain about a chick in a bikini, you know that really means some serious boundaries were crossed.

They called her “Bimbo Boss” until she finally got fired.

Comments (13)

SarahMay 10th, 2010 at 10:23 am

not quite sure how this makes the boss evil or your job terrible….

MMMichelleMay 10th, 2010 at 10:29 am

Ah, she must fit into the “I look good so can run around like this no questions asked” group of people. They seem to never understand whats appropriate…

EmmaMay 10th, 2010 at 11:14 am

Wow and to think the most inappropiate dresser in my office was a coworker who wore crocs and got sent home! I can’t imagine how someone would think a bikini would be work appropiate attire. That is, unless the business specializes in adult entertainment!

RichMay 10th, 2010 at 11:25 am

Why does this make your job bad?

pnaMay 10th, 2010 at 11:55 am

this was not well-written, nor did it belong on this site, given the amount that was said about the job itself or how the boss treated the OP (zilch). maybe if this site was called “bosses i’d like to gossip about”…

AndrewMay 10th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Why is was she evil? WHY?!

AndrewMay 10th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Eew. I mean why was she evil? WHY?!

rawrMay 10th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Is there more to her “evilness” that the OP didn’t mention in her story? Yeah, that is really damn stupid behavior on her boss’ part, but I’m not quite sure how it negatively impacts the OP’s job.

mayflyMay 10th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Your boss made a mistake, sure. But it’s pretty extreme to call her a “dumb Barbie” for wearing a bathing suit to a poolside party at a resort, and nonsensical to claim that the incident somehow made your job terrible.

ijojuMay 10th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Is your boss younger than many in the office? If you’re just highlighting her lack of experience I don’t see how she’s evil.

efaneoMay 11th, 2010 at 6:31 am

Sounds to me that this was written by a man, unhappy that he had a woman for an “evil” boss.

zomboidMay 11th, 2010 at 7:09 am

i don’t think a man would utter the phrase “the evil thing had a fab shape”…

rawrMay 11th, 2010 at 7:17 am

Maybe he would if his advances were rejected? Eh?

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