35-year-old accountant Simon Williams has received a formal written warning today after yet again mistaking a work meeting for a party.
Williams, who has worked at Michael & Ridgely for the last two and a bit years, has been repeatedly told to stop attending work meetings in a party hat and letting off party poppers while his coworkers are talking.
HR representative Emma Matthews told us, “It’s been difficult to be understanding towards Simon because let’s face it, it’s VERY difficult to mistake a work meeting for a party. Yet he keeps on doing it, time after time.
“I was actually in the first meeting where he got it wrong; he tried to get the sales managers to get up and join his conga while they were explaining why we were 10% below forecast for the quarter.
“He looked genuinely shocked when people wouldn’t join him. It’s like he genuinely believed he had been invited to a party. What sort of moron thinks like that?
“I can’t imagine anyone who is borderline competent at their job could ever mistake a work meeting for a party. That would be ridiculous, right?
“We’d like to get rid of him, to be honest, but he’s well connected and some important people seem to like his eccentric style – plus he went to the ‘right’ school and all that – so we’ll have to wait for the higher-ups to realise he’s a complete liability.
“Judging by the looks on their faces this morning, it won’t be long before he’s shoved out the door.