A worker at a top global telecommunications company had let his productive side slip to such an extent, that, once his supervisor realised just what was going on, he was told to:
"pull your finger out!"
The instruction was barked at Richard Wilson in no uncertain terms by his supervisor, Gary Nobbs at the Dudley office of the telecommunications company.
Wilson had become somewhat 'disillusioned' with the job, and had started to display a rather lackadaisical approach to his duties. He looked out of the window a lot.
Nobbs, after examining the 'Weekly Output' figures generated by his computer, saw that Wilson had been slacking. He told the waster:
"If you can't hack it, clear your desk and start looking for something else that suiits a lazy bastard better!"
The case is currently being heard by an Employment Tribunal.