Keith Olbermann update: No one wants to work for the world’s worst person

by editor on May 11, 2011

This is one of the best stories we’ve ever heard. Keith Olbermann is denying it –- repeatedly denying it, we might add –- but you tell us if it doesn’t sound 100% probable.

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Pompous. Arrogant. Angry. Nasty. Bitter. Self-centered. Sounds like the perfect boss.

The New York Post reviews the current situation at Current TV:

Gasbag Keith Olbermann can’t seem to wrangle staff for his Current TV show, “Countdown.” Still in need of an executive producer and other staff, famously difficult Olbermann has crawled back to his contacts at MSNBC, many of whom he offended while there, to beg for staff. “Everyone is laughing,” said a source. “They would never leave the network to work for him.”

Pompous. Arrogant. Angry. Nasty. Self-centered. Bitter. Fired from every job he’s ever had. Sounds like the perfect boss.

Applications now being accepted at Current TV.

Source: New York Post

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Brad

Actually, his staff at MSNBC left the station when Olbermann left to join him at Current TV because they were loyal. Olbermann stated recently that he admired them for doing that, and he never was able to give them the proper thanks and apology to them because the network fired him and had him leave so quickly. So this story has false information

Paden
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Paden

Maybe Rachael MadCow will hire Olberman as her bitch 🙂

hisham
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hisham

BwahahahaLOL!

Steve
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Steve

Is there a way we could set up a countdown ticker (similar to the Nat’l Debt clock) that could show 1) how many days until Olbie’s show is due to start, and 2) how many people he still has to con/hire to get the thing working?

The possibilities for football-style office pools is huge.

Many an Olbie-Employment Revolving Door app, tracking it in real time – one new one started today, but four left…

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Seems Keith thinks more of himself than other do. What’s next for Blow hole Olberman, maybe a gig on NPR at midnight.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

NPR? His trouble would be with the HR department. HBO with a Bill Maher type show maybe, but they already have that show.

StrinaM
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BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *GASP* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *GAAAAASP* HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

When you think about it, it is kinda peculiar for Olberman to try and poach people from MSNBC…. To recall Groucho Marx’s famous quip, “Olberman shouldn’t hire anybody that would be stupid enough to work for him!”

hisham
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hisham

I had a boss once that was, for intents and purposes, Keith Olbermann. He tried very hard to get me fired but couldn’t because I was the go to guy every time shit happened, and in a federal penitentiary, shit happens a lot! If it’s not inmates it’s staff, and if it’s not staff it’s visitors, and if it’s not visitors it’s contractors and it’s always a juggling act and it’s always an emergency. Every department had a go to guy and I was that guy for the education department. It helps to know your stuff, especially when your boss wants your head on a platter. Worst three years of my non-military life! He quit, finally, said the pressure was too great for him…I stayed! I figured, what the hell, as long as people aren’t shooting at me and there’re no bugs in my coffee, what’s to be upset about, where’s the pressure? People who have to work for day-whores like Keith Olbermann give meaning to the phrase, “The Patience of Job.”

RKae
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RKae

I’m the go-to guy at my job, but my managers and supervisors love and worship me. It’s my fellow Teamsters who want to kill me. This morning I suggested to my boss that things were going to get behind rapidly, so I should go start my setup chores early. I was instantly scolded by 2 union thugs who told me that I should never volunteer information or make any suggestions that would make the place run efficiently.

Smash every union. Every last one. Destroy them.

hisham
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hisham

RKae, I am with you there. Now all we have to do is organize and give these union thugs a taste of their own vile medicine.

whiskeyriver
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whiskeyriver

Excuse me me for asking RKae, I have never been a union thug, if the union where you work was gone for good would you still have a job? Only those of you in the know can inform us that don’t know.

RKae
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RKae

Funny you should ask. Yes. I did the job non-union for many years, then the union moved in on me. My position as supervisor was eliminated and I was demoted to ordinary pawn. My hours were cut. I was given no seniority for the years that I had worked, so I was at the bottom of everything… even though I knew the entire operation inside and out. Now raises are based solely on time served instead of merit. I liked the merit system better.

“Would you still have a job?” you ask? Are you suggesting that there’s some job out there that simply can’t exist without a union? Odd.

KimmyQueen
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man that sucks!!! they should kiss you on the you know what for not going batty on them.

RKae
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RKae

Thank God I write brilliant books, so I’ll have a ga-jillion bucks someday!

(I sure hope I’m not joking.)

RockingHorseGuy
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Yes, there ARE some jobs out there that wouldn’t exist in a non-union environment. That would be the jobs where you don’t do anything, and get paid for it. Kind of like working for the government.

StrinaM
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Wow! Seems almost like you work in a communist country, RKae. My sympathies.

RKae
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RKae

At the moment, I’m working on a screenplay about life in the old Soviet bloc. Researching the topic is scary. …Scary in the familiarity of it!

SSDD
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SSDD

It’s bad enough that he’s a loser frigging liberal, but Olbie is also a dick. That fact makes him a pariah among his own kind.

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

As Keith’s career goes over the cliff.

Schadenfreude baby, I love it.

RKae
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RKae

When I was touring the Tower of London, the guide told us of a job called “Groom of the Stool” – the guy who wiped the King’s butt and cleaned off his little wooden chair when he was done crapping. (Where we get the term “stool,” by the way.)

I would prefer that job.

Plain Jane
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Plain Jane

That is funny RKae.

KimmyQueen
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LOLOLOLOL

YT
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YT

I thought that was his job in a 21st century sense if Obama is to a king and wiping his ass is to covering it.

Joe Redfield
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Joe Redfield

There are some jobs humans won’t take.

RockingHorseGuy
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Maybe he could get some illegal aliens to work for him. I hear they’ll do jobs Americans won’t do.

KimmyQueen
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Way to keep it topical. Gold Star.

The Obumbly Obomster
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The Obumbly Obomster

I wouldn’t work for Olberman. I prefer to make an honest living. Working hard and earning a proper pay check. Unfortunately, more and more of it is going off to support teenage drug addicted mommies.

DJ
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DJ

“…more and more of it is going off to support teenage drug addicted mommies.”

The thing is, there’s hope for them. Olberman, not so much.

KimmyQueen
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Notice in the story that he is the only one denying it…

danybhoy
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danybhoy

The only person, THE ONLY ONE, who likes him & considers Olbermann a good guy & a good workmate is Dan Patrick. I heard that from Patrick on his radio show a couple of weeks ago. They both used to host ESPN SportCenter back about 20-25 years ago. They worked very well together, & it was good TV. Olby’s a-hole personality worked at ESPN because it was sports. Once he crossed over into news/politics, & the human resources era in the workplace really took hold, it marked the real begining of the end for him.

Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath

Nelson points and goes,

Ha ha!

Babydoll102187
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Babydoll102187

“Countdown” till he’s out of a job…..

perlcat
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…and Nielson just heads straight to the toilet whenever his name is mentioned..

sifi
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sifi

Sounds 100% probable to me.
I can’t stand to watch him much less work for the schmuck.