the boss to dilbert: why didn't you tell me about this problem earlier?
dilbert: because you would have made decisions based on incomplete information and ruined my career.
the boss walking away: okay, i didn't realize that was obvious.
wally: this week i didn't do any work because there is no point in trying. in the unlikely event i did something useful, it would be ruined by the massive incompetence of my co-workers.
boss: i pay you to act as if you are trying.
wally: oh, in that case, i worked hard this week.
boss: our stock is down because seventy-three subordinates accused our ceo of inappropriate behavior at work. so i can't give you a bonus even though your work was excellent.
co-worker's head explodes: Boom!!!
Carol: how'd he take it?
Boss: grab some paper towels.