‘Real Life Michael Scott’ Contest finalists

1. Jenna

It wasn’t so much that my boss for my internship last summer was awkward or incredibly open about his personal life, it was that he didn’t treat us like college-aged unpaid employees. Half the time, we were his personal slaves, booking his vacation to California for him and his son. The other half of the time, we were his frat buddies(keep in mind, he’s 50). He took us all to his house one night for a bbq, and force fed me tequila. The last night we worked for the summer, he turned the office into a giant beer pong tournament. Oh, and did I mention that he was such a compulsive self-tanner that he literally was a sickly dark shade of orange. All and all, exactly what you would expect from a nationally recognized political consultant.


  1. Ew! JB’s story is completely disgusting and horrifying. And while I sympathize, I have to go for Pu’u’s story…still horrifying, but funny. Does that make any sense, even? Horrifying, but funny?

  2. they are all pretty good, but Andrea’s sounded the most like Michael to me. I nearly choked on my juice when i read the ‘are you okay – cause you look jaundiced’ line. i can so see Michael saying that!

  3. I had to vote for Andrea too cause it reminded me the most of Michael Scott. Good luck contestants!

  4. I think maybe some of these bosses watch The Office solely to get inspiration from Michael Scott..

    It’s hard to choose on this one!

  5. props to lauren. “my pants are like burger king. home of the whopper.” that sounds an awful lot like michael gary scott. i could see him saying that followed by his uncomfortable michael scott laugh!

  6. These are hysterical! I’ve gotta give it to Bozagaz though. The wife on the motorcycle? Completely Michael! But I’ve gotta congratulate all 10 of the finalists. I mean, you survived a real life Michael Scott!

  7. I feel so bad for you all. Especially JB. It’s a tough call but I have to give it to Andrea. A replica of the Office.

  8. that was actually relatively easy…all i had to do was look at andrea’s a 2nd time. hers was utterly perfect!

    the others that i thought came close were #s 5, 9, and 10. (though the one with the dirty shirt could never happen to michael-he always comes to work looking as close to perfect as possible!)

  9. While I was hoping my tale of Michael Scott-like horrendousness would be a finalist (trust me, I could have used it…I’m still working for the guy), I’ve got to say these stories are great, and any one of them is a deserving winner. I voted for Angelo because I just had the clearest picture of Michael saying that to Oscar!!

  10. I voted for Brandi. “Quotation marks don’t mean what you think they mean.” Heheh. Too funny.

  11. Andrea – you should be a consultant for the show. “You look jaundiced” wow. just wow.

  12. I have to say…I laughed out loud (in my office) when I read “You look jaundiced”. Oh my my.

  13. This is SUCH a hard pick!!! I really did not beleive that there were bosses out there like MIchael Scott, boy was I wrong!! Thank goodness I work with somewhat NORMAL people! Even tho my day would be a lot more interesting if I worked with someone like Michael Scott!!

  14. While I would kill myself if I worked for Brandi’s boss, I have to hand my single vote to Andrea…it sounds like a script for an upcoming episode. Between the jaundice and the Baywatch reference, I don’t think we can get much more Michael Scott.

  15. Yay! I’m excited to make the cut. I agree that my boss being gross and dirty isn’t very Michael-esque, but I just couldn’t keep that to myself (=.

    Thanks for letting me share him with you! What a fun contest.

  16. Wow I was in the top 10!!

    I’ve been sick for the past week and didn’t even get to vote. Feels good to have an idiot boss after all…good job everyone!!

    And Andrea…you poor thing…your psychological damage is far worse than my physical abuse…well deserved!!

  17. Congrats to everyone. It would be nice to see the final results…even if it’s on a percentage basis. Please?

  18. Congrats to Andrea, but I gotta admit (chiming in late, admittedly), that I think JB had it a lot worse.

  19. Is there going to be a Real Life Dwight Schrute contest? I nominate my husband!

  20. Aw, thanks, everyone! This made my month.

    In all fairness to my boss, he’s not entirely like Michael. He’s actually incredibly competent at his job. And he’s a super nice guy that I consider a friend. He’s just…well. You read the stories.

    Once I get the DVDs, I’ll have a viewing party…anyone who lives near me is welcome to come!

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