A Lesson In Proving Your Boss Wrong

Have you ever been in a position where you thought a task your boss made you do was a complete waste of time?

This was the case for a Showpo employee, who was convinced spending 2 hours every Monday morning preparing a weekly report email was a waste of time. Why? Well, she had a sneaky suspicion no one was reading her emails. 

She was right. 

To prove her theory, she decided she would include a fake announcement in her email, to gauge if anyone responded i.e had read her email. 

They did not. 



I’ll zoom in on the last line of her email so you can see it better.  This was sent on the 23rd of April. 


Her very exciting and not unbelievable news was completely ignored by her team, proving her suspicions true. She wondered how long it would take for someone (out of her team of 18) to read her email / acknowledge her news in any form. So what followed was a VERY quick pregnancy over the next month, with absolutely zero fucks given by her team…

April 30th


May 7th


May 14th


May 28th


The jig was finally up with her last email. Someone finally read her report and Jordan was celebrated the following day on the birth of little Malachy. 

Unfortunately for this hilarious staff member, while her prank proved a) hilarious and b) her point – she was informed by her manager that she would indeed still be required to send her weekly email. 

Once she comes back from maternity leave of course. 


Kelly McCarren. 



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