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Boss Emails Workers Telling Them They’re ‘getting On My Tits’

Boss emails workers telling them they’re ‘getting on my tits’

The boss of a recruitment company has gone on an email rant to all staff accusing them of “getting on my tits” by playing too much ping pong, dressing sloppily, and taking too many sick days.

He then threatened that they would see their “sorry arses fired” if they didn’t improve their performance.

Angry email went viral

Marcus Wood, director of Sydney-based Mars Recruiting, (pictured above) has apologised for the angry email rant, after it went viral on social media.

It was titled “Friday observation” and was sent a week ago, but was soon leaked online.

It read:

“Morning guys, Quick observation that is really getting on my tits.

  1. Endless ping pong during CORE BD business hours – especially from people with no money on the board.
  2. Not even bothering to put a suit on or pretending to look the part (again with no money on the board).
  3. Some of you are taking more sick days than Tom Hanks during the dying days of Philadelphia… again with no money on the board.

“5 or 6 of you are REALLY GETTING ON MY TITS in this office – you are a cost, you are demanding and exhausting, and you don’t even look like you are trying.

“If 5 or 6 of you don’t pick up your game massively you will see your sorry arses fired and slung out the door.”

Boss blames Scottish heritage

A spokesperson for Wood blamed his Scottish heritage.

“He uses the British colloquialism ‘getting on my tits’ in place of ‘getting on my nerves’”, the spokesperson said.

Mr Wood later apologised to staff:

“It seems I am being an online sensation for how NOT to communicate – and in hindsight, I agree!! I do value you all, but I am sure you get my sentiments in wanting you to reach your full potential, even if my delivery in this case was not at my loquacious best.”

Bosses need to be careful how they communicate with staff

Miles Heffernan, Director of Litigation at Industrial Relations Claims, said bosses needed to be careful how they manage and communicate with staff.

“All bosses get frustrated with their crew from time to time, but it’s important you keep your cool, and never swear and make threats – especially in writing,” he said.

“Managing people is one of the hardest things you can do, but that’s why bosses are paid more than everyone else – they have to be able to handle pressure without blowing their stack.

“In this case, it seems Mr Wood quickly recognised that he had overstepped the mark with his email, and apologised to his staff, was he was also able to have a laugh at himself.

“I’m sure he won’t make the same mistake again.”

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