2/15/14

Surrounded By Elves (at my office)

Dwarven Staff Meeting
I was CEO of an organization that was involved in a merger last fall. I am now the COO of a combined bigger organization. The beauty of this merger is that each organization brought something that the other organization lacked...and no one lost there job in the process. Nothing but  upsides.

The downside is that I am surrounded by elves. As someone who leans in the dwarvish direction, I find it distressing. Our head finance guy is a serious gamer (poker, video, wargames, Magic, but not RPGs), but has confessed to me that he is elvish in nature. One of our program directors, a direct report to me, plays tabletop RPGs but she she often plays elves. 

It seems like the attorneys missed something during the due diligence phase of the merger. I am finding it quite distressing. Maybe it was better when no one around at work played games and I just kept it all to myself. I do have HR on speed dial, just in case the elves create a hostile work environment. Which they always do. 
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9 comments:

  1. I would say that you should take comfort because now you're the special snowlfake, but that's a situation that only an elf takes joy in..

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    1. That's right. I don't need to feel special...I am a dwarf.

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  2. I love the label: "elves and their nonsense."

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    1. I am glad you caught that. I am not sure those things get noticed, but I figure at least I make myself laugh.

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  3. Sounds like you have quite an infestation. You might want to spray for them.

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    1. Like maybe a "Stinking Cloud." No...wait...arrgh...I can't cast that. Although, I can create one, given the proper meal the night before.

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  4. Lower the top of the doorways to 50". Duh.

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    1. Also, cover all the windows. No sunlight, no elves.

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    2. Alas, my office is on the second floor. We have no basement. Who builds buildings like this? It should have a two-story basement.

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