Millennial boss tries to joke with Gen Z employees, gets reported
Late last week, an assistant manager at a design agency called Creative Business Boys (CBB) was reported to HR by his subordinates.
Funny Talukdar joined as an assistant manager at the agency earlier this year, and has been eager to make a good impression on the young workforce he's been tasked to supervise.
"At every stage of my life, wherever I have worked, I was the office jester. They called me the humour mill," said Funny Talukdar, fighting back tears of sadness as well as laughter. "But these young runts are all about political correctness and respecting individuals these days. I've been trying to target someone to bully so that all of them combined would turn against this person and we could all have regular laughs at their expense, but apparently bullying is out of fashion these days."
"Funny bhai is hardly ever funny, all his jokes are either about bullying people or some dad joke that all of us stopped laughing at in 2017," explained Zaziza Zuzza, 16, a representative of the employees said to have reported their assistant manager.
"The last straw was when he went into graphic details of how he was NOT going to beat up one of us," said Zuzza. "We decided to report him because we had had enough."
The HR department at CBB was having a field day because of the uniqueness of the situation at hand.
"We normally just ignore HR reports, because there is literally nothing we can do. This is a strange case because no subordinate has ever dared to report their supervisor in the history of our organisation, so we don't even know if we should ignore it. We have been considering taking action against the individuals who lodged complaints to deter this sort of crybaby behaviour in the future," said Bogol Baja, head of HR at CBB.
"We are also going to investigate how so many young employees were hired in this organisation, as it is proving to be detrimental to the hard mentality and culture of robustness fostered by us," said Bogol. "While it's easier to hire younger people for the peanuts we are willing to pay them, I'm sure there are older people who will willingly work for us for low pay because of the added toxicity and freedom of making any joke they want."