When he does come into work he brings his dogs, even though we work in a laboratory, and then uses the dogs as an excuse to leave early. He never works more than a six hour day, and when he is here he spends most of his time on Skype and his new iPhone.
On top of all that, I know that he makes 33% more than I do. I want to tell his dad (my boss), "I work at least 40 hours a week, I'm here every day, and I'm productive, what the hell?"
Are you smoking something? This guy is going to be the head of the company one day. It has nothing to do with merit. It has to do with Dad. He's giving the kid "a taste of the business" before he ups him to vice president, then to executive vice president, then to COO and then, when Dad is ready, to the CEO of the whole thing.
Guess what he'll do then? Spend most of his time on Skype and his next-gen iPhone. Just do your job and work hard and get there the old fashioned way -- by being fantastic and noteworthy. Of course, he's doing things the old fashioned way too, but that's beside the point. And don't waste any energy being aggravated about this thing. You think George W. Bush is President right now because he was just the best man in the United States for the job?
Last updated December 20 2007: 1:13 PM ET