Him: Can my manager find out how much money I make?
Me: Are you asking me if your manager knows your salary?
Him: Yes. Can she see that?
Me: Yes. She knows what she is paying you.
Him: Does she need permission to see that?
Me: No. Why?
Him: Because I don’t want her to know what I’m making.
Him: It’s none of her business.
Same guy, later the same day:
Him: I’m going to be late tomorrow since I have that meeting tonight.
Manager: What meeting?
Him: The one that’s about an hour away with so and so.
Manager: What’s the purpose of the meeting? Did I ask you to meet with them?
Him: No. I set up the meeting about two months ago so that I can tell them about my new job here.
Manager: What new job?
Him: I do new stuff here. I started changing my job about two months ago.
Manager: I have no idea what you are talking about. Your job has not changed.
Him: Yes it did. I changed it. I’m really good at what I do now. And I’m going to need a company car here soon. I’ll talk to finance and let you know what they say.
Moral of the story? This guy has serious CEO potential.