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My name is John. I work in an office.

Despite the fact that my employer makes full use of email, telephony, instant messaging and other forms of modern communication, my immediate manager seems to prefer to interact entirely via post-it note.

Like many managers, he is an idiot.

ThreeΒ years ago I started saving his notes in a desk drawer. I’m not sure why.

This blog contains some of my favourites.

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  1. Oh my God! You’re T. Coraghessan Boyle! Please send me an autograph and photo (preferably naked… the photo not the autograph). And don’t ignore me Boyle. I know where ya live.

  2. This is so hilarious! Thank you for living through his idiocy so that the rest of us can laugh about it. You are a true hero.

    I’m definitely coming back for more.

  3. Felicia permalink

    Thank you for sharing! Totally Hilarious!!!!

  4. I felt that I was the only one subjected to an idiot boss and was having an exceptionally hard time dealing with his idiocracy. Thanks for helping me get through today, I’ll be nice to him and keep my job, but I am inspired to start a text blog… of all his idiot text.

  5. I should start collecting the emails that my boss forwards to me that I already recieved because I was in the original sent list but she wouldn’t know because she never checks.

    Thanks for these. They are priceless.

    • p.sawyer permalink

      Me too! Hate it when I get forwarded an email twice. For goodness sake, just check the To/CC list before sending it… There are only like 10 names there!

    • cbamom permalink

      Better to email them to yourself at home, and leave them in your computer at work where they are. Also clear them out of your sent list. You never know when the higher-ups get access to your computer. NOT worth getting fired over or ruin your references if you leave.
      My wise co-worker once told me “Nothing on THIS computer belongs to you, only to Company” and “Never put anything in your email/FB/text/blog, etc that you would not want to see on a billboard along the highway.”

  6. This is great. I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog.

  7. Soooooo hilarious!
    I went through that phase before, when the internet at the office wasn’t working properly.

  8. Your blog is great. Thanks for the entertainment.

    May I use some of your blog posts as examples in the Writing 12 class I teach? They illustrate that lack of clarity and specificity may have unintended consequences.

    Thanks.

    • Please, help yourself.

      If you need more, just let me know. I quite literally have a desk drawer stuffed full of them.

      • Sam permalink

        Refreshingly excellent usage of ‘literally.’

  9. I -heart- little yellow notes! But I don’t like them from my boss either!

  10. Congrats of being Freshly Pressed! Your blog is my blog’s twin! I save notes from my students but my notes are not annoying.

  11. question? Is your new found popularity going to get you in trouble at work? I hope not!

  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog! You’re hilarious! Keep it up!

  13. OMG!!
    It’s just… so incredible!!

    I never read something so stupid…
    It doesn’t make me wanna found a job after school X)

    However, I’ve to tell you how much I laugth when I read your blog. I’ll be back, cause it make me happy =D

    ++

    ps: I’m French, so I’m sorry for my bad English =p

  14. Thank god for freshly pressed… I dont know what I’d have to have googled to have found this blog otherwise! Brilliant! xx

  15. hellyamber permalink

    gold! just had to say that.

  16. I love this. Only wish I had the guts to post all the stupid things my “friends” bosses say. Because my boss is WONDERFUL! Seriously she is. Do you believe me? I’ll never tell.
    Keep up the good work!

  17. What’s most funny is that if your boss re-read his notes, he probably wouldn’t see the humor or the lack of clarity. So true of management – if you have the ability to do, that doesn’t mean that you are necessarily suited to directing others to do. Too many managers are barely keeping their own stuff together and completely unable to step back and really letting their direct reports thrive.

    Good luck!

  18. I’ve just found this blog really amusing. Keep on posting your boss’ crazy post-it notes. Btw, I’m a post-it girl, too hahahaha πŸ˜€

  19. si0pa0 permalink

    this blog is EPIC! πŸ˜€

  20. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.
    If ever I needed a new blog to subscribe to, this is it.
    Keep posting those little gems.

  21. Great blog and the titles for each post are a terrific hook. I want to see a picture of your desk drawer with the stack of the stickies! πŸ™‚

  22. sweatybetty2011 permalink

    genius – what a fabulously creative blog! I have had many ass hole bosses over the years – luckily I have a very nice one now!!

  23. I agree with sweatybetty, take a picture of the drawer! This is my new favorite blog. Thanks for showcasing how someone can take something as simple as a Post-It Note and turn it into passive aggressive warfare.

  24. humbirdhum permalink

    It’s been a while since I have had so many out-loud chuckles! Thanks for saving what seemed to be detritus, because they are really golden nuggets!!

  25. Oh I just laughed fr a good 5 minutes reading this! I look forward to more!

  26. alastor993 permalink

    I love your blog! Keep it up please, so you can keep making me laugh!!!!

  27. I loved it. Your frankness/courage is appreciated.

  28. Congrats on Freshly Pressed! I’m so glad you were because I otherwise would not have found you. You are my new favorite chuckle of the day! THANKS!

  29. OMG! So glad you got “Freshly Pressed.” (Congratulations!) I needed to laugh today. Your blog is hilarious; I subscribed. I agree, your boss is an idiot. Thanks for sharing.

  30. Amy W permalink

    Your site is hilarious. I found it as I was quickly fading out during a lecture, needless to say it had me and those around me cracking up for the last 15 min or so of class. Please keep it up…

  31. This is the most hilarious blog I’ve never seen. I officially declare myself your fan!!

    Beth (Barcelona-Spain)

  32. You are my new favorite person! This reminds me of Office Space and the fax machine…too bad you can’t beat the crap out of Post-its (or your boss) with a bat!

  33. antiqueshoes permalink

    the best things are always communicated via post it note!
    so efficient, so direct! haha.
    thanks for sharing

  34. So funny! πŸ˜€

  35. O-M-G this is the most hilarious thing ever! Sadly, because I could be posting these same notes. I feel like you work for the same boss I do. Totally brilliant idea for a blog! Bravo! I’ve got to go read more, but just wanted to tell you I will continue to come visit anytime I need a laugh.

  36. Hi John,

    This is just sooo hilarious. I cracked up every time. Thanks for making this. So sorry about your boss πŸ˜€

  37. Great blog to “hang out” on. thanks.

  38. Hello there! I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog and am thus giving you the Versatile Blogger Award! Keep up the good work! πŸ˜€
    http://abattybroad.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/versatile-blogger-award/

  39. Are you making this up as you go along?

  40. So funny! I am so glad that I found your site!

  41. What a novel idea for a blog–I love it!

  42. These are great! I can’t stop laughing.

  43. Anonymous permalink

    Laughed out loud. But I have to ask, how do you get away with it? I would think some brown-noser would tattle.

  44. LisaaLinh permalink

    A brilliant concept. Love the blog!

    – BitchinRants.com

  45. Bradley permalink

    Incredible! Your sense of humour is exactly like mine. Check it out!

    bradleytakesthebus.com

  46. Manager woes are a common epidemic… Love the hilarious take on it! LOL =))

    -thechroniclesofaneternalmisfit.wordpress.com

  47. Where are you John? Please don’t tell us your boss stopped posting the notes!!

  48. alwaysseason permalink

    These are priceless! πŸ™‚

  49. Shiniangel permalink

    I completely love your blog and those notes and encourage you to post more. I was litterally laughing so hard i was holding my belly. So please. I love those (yes i already started ot share your link around, for my friends to laugh a good time). Thanks a lot to you (and your manager ) to make us laugh

  50. Today my stupid boss bought a new cell phone. Last night he dropped his in his pool. That should have been the end of it. It wasn’t. He put his phone in the dryer thinking it would fix it. Now he’s out a phone and his dryer needs servicing to remove the tiny shards of glass when the phone screen smashed apart.

  51. Love your blog! Very funny!
    I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogging award – congrats!
    http://fayehicks.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/kreativ-blogger-award/

  52. I love this blog. Your boss’s stupidity makes great posts, surprisingly. Cheers.

  53. Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

  54. This is awesome. I’ll be perusing this tomorrow at work for sure.

  55. i love this blog so much. i should not read it at work as i can’t stop laughing. your boss is a dingbat.

  56. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing and letting us all laugh at your unfortunate situation. If I had a boss like that I would have to staple his next post-it note to his mouth!

    P.S. What happened to the real post-its?

  57. bloggingreadingwriting permalink

    I must admit, I have never laughed so hard at post-it-notes before. Well done.

  58. I’m gonna pee myself!

  59. The Economic Vegetarian permalink

    awesome sauce! you can probably do a small one-man show with these post-it notes series

  60. Your boss is genius. You should leave him a post-it note saying so.

  61. I nominated you for The Liebster Award. Your blog makes me laugh out loud. http://thethirtyyearoldme.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/yowzaliebster-award-nomination/

  62. I laughed so hard I hurt. Thanks for this blog and please post the rest of your post it collection.

  63. bigblue45 permalink

    This is a great idea. Funny stuff!

  64. Oh dear! Rarely have I stumbled upon a such consistence of hilaiousness. Kudos, and keep up the excellent work! Absolutely worth unintentionally snorting out one’s coffee through ones nostrils…

  65. Hi John, I have nominated you for the Sunshine award at
    http://lahacienda.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/sunshine-award/

  66. This is one of the cleverest, funniest blogs I’ve ever come across…it is hysterical, and I can see how it could be so, so true…wow…they always say truth is stranger than fiction…perhaps its also funnier too! πŸ™‚

  67. The notes are priceless. I cannot decide whether they are the product of an excellent imagination, or if your boss actually got promoted by mistake

  68. I am an accountant but not your steroetypical accountant. My stereotypical accountant boss uses printer/copy papier and highlighters to draft financial masterpieces which could easily be done in excel. He calls these number artworks “hand jobs”. How do they get to be bosses?

  69. These are hilarious! Are they actually real?!?!

  70. Where are your posts!!! Get to work!

  71. charlieemaria permalink

    Absolutely hilarious posts! Great work!

  72. This is absolutely hilarious! Keep posting! Can’t believe some of the stuff! Haha!

  73. Great stuff! I love your snarky comebacks to each note. Reminds me of all the things I think in my head at work when people ask me stupid questions. Has your boss ever found out about this blog?

  74. Hello! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Which means I enjoy your posts and think everyone should read your awesome stuff! If you want to pay it forward to blogs you admire, you can check out the details on my post: http://importantramblings.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/versatile-blogger-award/

  75. My Crazy NY Post-Grad Life permalink

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this is amazing. Looking forward to reading more!!

    <3, Charlotte

  76. susiesanchez permalink

    This is hilarious! I too am burdened with an idiot boss unfortunately her inability to spell or in fact even write legibly make it impossible for me to share her gems!sigh!

  77. JimNero009 permalink

    This is exactly why the internet is awesome. Just happened to stumble across this gem and my only complaint is that there aren’t enough posts! Haven’t laughed quite so hard in a long while, so thank you πŸ™‚

  78. I think you’re a genius for putting this together in a blog so I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, not that you need any help gaining followers, but I thought my readers might like discovering your blog as well so I linked to you here :
    http://littleblissbook.com/2013/09/01/oopsididitagain/
    Do with it what you want.

    Rakhi, xx

  79. Thank you for making me laugh on this Friday afternoon.
    BTW, my boss must be related to yours.

  80. This blog is hilarious – definitely brought a laugh to my day! I look forward to reading more.

  81. Idiot bosses are my very favourite kind of idiots. Thank you for sharing, these notes are wonderful

  82. I can only guess when God created intelligence your boss was not around!!!

  83. Its been a long time since I laughed this hard and this long!! I don’t know anything about idiotic bosses, but stupidity is stupidity!! Please keep posting more!! πŸ˜€

  84. I can’t stop laughing, thank you for this blog! hahaha

  85. Saggitario permalink

    HI everybody!

  86. Moytura Skywatcher permalink

    I’d prefer post-it notes to the sideways looks of total intolerance for my obvious stupidity. But these let me put it all in perspective! (I guess that’s what happens when you have a young know it all PhD for a boss, and a middle aged PhD as her subordinate.) Thank you for the laugh, just what I needed.

  87. This is incredible! I thought I was the only one that sees idiot managers every single day LOL

  88. I now have to reapply my mascara. I really don’t have time for that. Thanks, a lot, dude!

  89. Great job with this. It was eye-rollingly funny. I should send you some of my previous boss’s e-mails. They’re really horrid.

    Hey, if you have a sec, check out my blog http://1styearofmarriage.com/

  90. Thank you for sharing John! They are hilarious. You have quite a following – has your boss discovered this blog?

    • So far no. He still hasn’t figured out how to turn on the lights in his office so I think I should be able to coast through to retirement undetected!

  91. Thanks for a good deal of laughter! I have mentioned your blog on mine and recommended it there for English language students. Keep the laughs coming, please!

  92. I love you blog! It makes me laugh wen I need one during the day. I’m not sure if anyone has asked this of you,but have you thought of writing a book using your Post-It-Notes from your boss? It would be a best-seller!

    Thanks again for making me smile!

  93. Jered Blanchard permalink

    Funny. Thanks for sharing!

  94. I was a new fan of yours and it seems that right when I began following, nothing more showed up in my Reader from you. Tonight I came here directly to see if you were posting new material but the paper boy just wasn’t hitting my front porch, so to speak. But as far as I can discern, you’re on a break? Hope all is well. Really enjoy your concept!
    Stephanie

  95. I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award because I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I think as many visitors as possible should come and be put into stitches, I feel guilty keeping the jokes to myself. So I put you on blast at my blog http://americanainjustica.wordpress.com/
    Come check it out if you are so inclined…
    blue skies
    – j

  96. What luck.. stumbling onto your blog by mistake and finding the hilarity that awaited.
    You Sir are brilliant!

  97. Nomibug permalink

    Ha ha ha, you’ve made my day. I can always use a funny blog in my inbox. Thanks.

  98. Thanks for sharing.. humour In the face of such adversity is a sure fire winner. πŸ™‚

  99. Wonderfully simple concept for a blog! I have a feeling this will be my daily laugh from now on πŸ˜‰ Linda.

  100. I hope if you’re being stalked by Post-its, they are at least the pretty colored ones!
    I served in corporate America for 11 years and Post-its were definitely part of the culture. I liked the itty-bitty ones, just enough room for a few choice letters πŸ˜‰
    AnnMarie
    I look forward to sticking around and reading some more…

  101. Thanks so much for the several spontaneous outbursts of laughter I experienced reading through your notes.

  102. Funny stuff. Your blog made me ink πŸ˜‰

  103. πŸ˜€ Hilarious,… thanks John…I hope your manager hasn’t seen this.. πŸ˜‰

  104. Gerri permalink

    Very funny! Thanks for this!

  105. thekellygeorge permalink

    This is ingenious. Do you really have 3 years worth of post it notes?

  106. Very funny! I’ve had employers like this too, but sadly I don’t have the convenient proof your boss has so frequently left behind. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  107. Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Inspirational Blogger Award! You can find the post here:
    http://sophpearl.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/the-inspirational-blogger-award/

    I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  108. Awesome Blog John. Looking forward to see many more post it notes. Me too suffering from a horrible boss … Thanks for sharing fun. Nice to meet you….:)

  109. This blog is all-too hilarious! I know this is kind of a shameless plug but I’m going to be starting my own blog soon and I took a few ideas from the layout of this one!

  110. This is fantastic. One time my boss called me in late for work; but said it wasn’t my fault after I showed him that on the schedule, instead of writing my name, he just wrote “salads”.

  111. What a fabulous idea! I can’t wait to read more.

  112. I was looking for something funny and THIS was it. You boss is a complete f*cking idiot! Oh my! I can’t even begin to imagine the stuff you haven’t shared with us. No wonder you made a blog … you were going to explode with all this passed on idiocy! Thanks for sharing! I wish you strength every day of this job with this cretan. πŸ™‚ … and don’t quite your job, I’ve got to keep reading this post-its!

  113. quit … not “quite” your job … ooops!

  114. I agree your boss does appear to be an idiot. And that makes him eligible for membership of the Institute of Mediocre Management. Please sent him to http://www.Dicklannister.com as we can help him excel at being a Dick. Great site BTW !

  115. OH how I wish I had thought of this last year. It would be entitled “texts from my boss”, however, as she thought that it was an appropriate form of communicating with – and sending abusive messages to – her staff throughout the working day. I got summoned to her office whilst extremely busy, for not responding. She was the head of an Early Years department. I was a teacher.

  116. sudebaker permalink

    I think we had the same boss! Only mine left things like: “2:14 a.m. I’ve been working on the Project Tracking spreadsheet and the numbers are all wrong. I’m taking a nap in the back office. Wake me when you get in.” And I’d find him on the floor of the back office, asleep on a roll of paper towels.

  117. I like Dilbert very much…
    …and your blog reminds me a lot of this typical office….life!
    I will keep an eye on all the new post-it you will post there!
    In case you might like something about a weird country….please feel free to have a look at my poor blog (geoch1.wordpress.com).

  118. Love your blog – can’t stop laughing (out loud, btw). Step by my blog, hope you like it! (still laughing, but I’m serious, step by my blog!)

  119. Hi there! Just wanted you to know that I think your blog is great and I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! (no pressure to accept) Take a peek: http://wp.me/p5queU-5Y
    ~Lisa @ Cuppa Sunshine & Sugar

  120. Sandhya permalink

    John,
    Loved your blog! It is too funny! keep them coming!

  121. This is absolutely the BEST thing I have discovered today! Part of me wishes my boss did this!

  122. thesourmangoes permalink

    Blogging your idiot boss! *salute*

  123. This is hilarious! Thank you for enriching my week.

  124. This blog is the big brother I never had, but wish I did.

    I will be here often. Thank you. Just, thank you. πŸ˜€

  125. I can’t believe that you get these on a regular basis. Do you ever respond to any of these notes? I’m not blessed with patience like some of my friends are, but how do you not lose it when you get these? I would have wrecked the office if I were you! XD LOL

  126. As a Personal Assistant, this page is my new favourite thing!! If we all got together and collected all the crazy emails, post-its, texts voice mails, etc. our bosses have sent us, we could probably open a pretty kick-ass museum!

  127. Hazzar! freshly pressed! absolutley hillarious and thoroughly addictive!
    That’s my ab workout done for today, what an utterly brilliant blog, i shall be looking forward to more. Thank you for making a grey work day shine!

  128. Best part: Your boss is an idiot. LOL! You would be great to interview for my blog!
    I know you have a good why you hate your job story to tell!

  129. Your blog left me in stitches! How WONDERFULLY original and freaking funny! Made my day, I’ll be back! Perhaps use your site for some ice breaking humer for the next “staff meeting”.

  130. Oh Dear God! Rolling in the floor laughing at my typo… Please do not post!

  131. And I am The Boss….lol, lol, lol better chcek my own sexual harrashment policy

  132. I just read through all of your post its, and I am now crying with laughter at my office wondering how you have not punched this person. I do know that I am glad you have saved these post it notes.

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