February's Disgruntled Employee of the Month: Kenna Purnis
Gary Newbrunswick: Kenna, you're in our acquisitions department, is that right?
Kenna Purnis: That's correct.
GN: Tell us a little bit about what you do there.
KP: Well, I acquire things.
GN: Right. But what kind of things?
KP: Well, I acquired a great Tiki statue for Mr. Brockie's office at a Kiwanis sale last week - he's very happy with it. For Mr. White, I recently acquired a specific seat cushion he wanted that's shaped sort of like a horseshoe. I spend a lot of time looking for bargains on eGad or -
GN: Waitaminute, that's what you do?
KP: Yeah, mostly.
GN: I didn't think that was what someone in acquisitions did.
GN: Who trained you?
KP: Well, nobody trained me really, they just told me to start acquiring.
GN: Well, I'm pretty sure that's not what someone in acquisitions does.
KP: Well, what does someone in acquisitions do?
GN: I uh... I think it has to do with one company buying another company.
KP: Oh... wow.
GN: So you should start working on that.
GN: Glad we could straighten that out.
KP: Say, if I was doing the entirely wrong job for all this time, how did I get picked as employee of the month?
KP: What do you do, just randomly pick some employee without even paying attention to how well he or she does his or her job?
GN: It's a lot faster that way.