Most people who work in an office environment have experienced the time-dragging agony of a team bonding course. Seeming like they will never end, the presenters are usually sickeningly upbeat despite the audience nearly failing asleep. While the presenters smile and try to get everyone enthused, things took a wrong turn at a team bonding session at an Accounting office when a co-worker blurted out some hard truths.
“It was your run-of-the-mill team building session, with stuck on name badges and various trust fall games – nothing out of the ordinary. Until we got to the part where we had to come up with a three-word vision statement, that’s when things took a turn. One of the guys, Ron, thought it was all rubbish and ended up telling them so,” said office worker, Sue Bicule (27).
As the course coordinators read out the groups three-word vision statements, they were left red-faced when they read Ron’s out to the group: ‘This is horseshit.’
“Yeah, the course coordinators weren’t too pleased,” said Sue. “But, on the plus side, it did get the biggest laugh of the day and the energy in the room really lifted.”
While the bosses tried to convey how unhappy they were with Ron at the next break, he had already left early to go outside and smoke.
“Every office has a guy that just doesn’t give a shit and ours is Ron. If anything, when you think about it, it’s management’s fault for trying to get a guy who doesn’t give a shit to give a shit. It never works.”
At present, management are still waiting to speak to Ron about the incident, but he has taken a long-weekend off work – calling in sick on a Tuesday saying he won’t be back until next Monday.