Dateline: Houston, circa 1977. Edward ‘Tiger Mike’ Davis is the perpetually-angry CEO of the now-defunct Tiger Oil Company. I can just imagine the innocent office happenings that instigated diatribes like the one below.
Transcript follows, more memos at Letters of Note.
DATE: December 22, 1977
TO: All Employees of Tiger Oil Company and Tiger Drilling Company - Houston Office
FROM: Edward Mike Davis
What the employees of Tiger Oil International, Inc. do is none, of your business! You work for Tiger Oil Company or Tiger Drilling Company when it comes to employment procedures or anything else. Tiger Oil International is a separate company and wholly run as a separate company.
If you are not happy working here, I suggest you get a job somewhere else, but you cannot work for Tiger Oil International without my approval.
Any conversation of unhappiness or unrest among my employees pertaining to this will mean immediate termination.
EDWARD MIKE DAVIS
P.S. On days you have to work, and you think you should be off, you wear slouchy dress attire. That will not occur in the future. You will wear proper dress attire to work always. Also, all employees should have the proper attitude to coincide with proper dress, especially on those days when you're working and think you should be off.