Like most of you, I've heard my share of employee horror stories over the years. Drawing on personal experience, I once reported to someone who, over the span of just two years, accumulated more harassment complaints than a Kiss concert in a nursing home. Needless to say, that was not an employment memory I would press between the pages of a scrapbook.

Another company was so tethered to a meeting culture that one of the vice presidents actually suggested with a straight face that we schedule a meeting -- in order to determine the best time to schedule the real meeting.

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