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October 2010, by Lauren Fletcher - Also by this author

That’s Not the Company Car

Managers at a manufacturing plant were assigned a company vehicle; however, during the business day they were to leave the keys in the vehicle or with the fleet manager so vehicles could be dispatched to run errands.


One day, a shop employee needed to pick up a part. The fleet manager suggested the staff member drive her company pickup truck since the keys were already in it.

The employee returned an hour later complaining about the pickup not running well. He complained that he couldn’t see how the manager made it home and back in that old thing and suggested the company buy a new vehicle. 

Once the other shop employees realized what had happened, everyone in the office started laughing. Unknown by the shop employee, the company had just bought a new pickup and sold the old one to one of its supervisors who had apparently left the keys in the truck that day.  The employee had utilized the wrong vehicle. When the laughter stopped, the fleet manager had to call the supervisor to let him know what happened, offer him gas money, and ask him not to leave his keys in his personal truck.

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