Pilot fish is in the weekly staff meeting with all his co-workers when the boss asks fish for the status of his current task.
"I explain we have a series of related failures that we have just started investigating," says fish. "I tell him we have the error code, and explain how the error code helps narrow the investigation.
"Boss tells my co-workers, 'He knows that because of his years of experience in the job. But a normal person would only need one or two days to learn that.
"As everyone in the room sits open-mouthed at the insult, all I can think is, 'At least he just told me how much notice I need to give when I tender my resignation.'"
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