The title of this post could have been "Fact is stranger than fiction".
This event happened in a tier 1.75 degree college in Bangalore. The college hired an executive assistant for the principal. The 40-something lady was apparently cool in interviews.
The principal of this institution was in for a rude shock on day 2, when she came with the copy of a memo he had dictated. It was ALL CAPS. He politely asked her why this was the case. Her take was that she will make it normal when the final print, after corrections, is taken.
He insisted that he get a normal copy for review, and she responded out of the blue: "THEN YOU DO IT."
The poor principal was a bit shaken by this turn of events, and he politely tried to tell her why some things needed to be done the way they are supposed to and not how someone feels. The following dialogues are verbatim:
Assistant: IF YOU TREAT US LIKE DOGS, YOU ARE ALSO A DOG.
Principal: What are you talking about? Mind your words.
Assistant: I AM MINDING.
Principal: Please go home.
Assistant: IT IS MY HOME. I DON'T NEED YOUR PERMISSION TO GO.
I don't know how this conversation ended, but the assistant quit(sort of fired) that day and the principal went on a two day leave.
If any of you have done recruitment, and have lived to enjoy the brunt of your infinite wisdom in the workplace later on, please join me in my prayer:
Lord, let me continue to make mistakes in hiring, but NOT LIKE THAT.