#%*! up of the week

I once worked with a team of people that celebrated the biggest mistake or embarrassment made by someone that month.  You got a trophy that was yours for the month, until – you hoped – someone did something significantly dumb enough for it to be passed on to their desk.

It was proudly displayed.  It was done with good humour and a recognition that mistakes are what makes us human.

If the Fairfax newsroom doesn’t have such a tradition, they should start one, and Amy Maas can be its inaugural recipient.

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  • http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/ Pete

    There are times when you really want it to say “Fairfax Staff” – heh

    • Clareta

      what Harold replied I didn’t know that a person able to profit $6273 in one month on the internet. visit site

  • notrotsky

    Does these payments apply to Len brown and Bevan ?

    • wanarunna

      I don’t think his member was extended for long enough to qualify.

      • notrotsky

        Yes good point

  • notjaffa

    How could unFairfax possibly decide who had made the biggest f@#k up of the month? With the number of possible contenders, it would be a logistical nightmare!

  • Pissedoffyouth

    Yay more money for fuck-ups!

  • Bart67

    Actually, this fuck up would be a contender.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/9519595/No-invite-Tutu-not-attending-Mandela-funeral

    (Note to John Minto, this is how you do it, with some bloody class and style, and I bet the organisers are now looking at each other and wondering “How the hell did we forget Desmond?”)

    • hookerphil

      Guess Hone will be able to go in his place

  • Bart67

    Actually, this fuck up would be a contender.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/9519595/No-invite-Tutu-not-attending-Mandela-funeral

    (Note to John Minto, this is how you do it, with some bloody class and style, and I bet the organisers are now looking at each other and wondering “How the hell did we forget Desmond?”)

  • John

    What’s that dear? move the kids in with Gran and get some more income, hey great idea!!

  • cows4me

    An early Christmas present for pedophile’s ? Mind you I’m not sure how much they care for the children that aren’t theirs let alone the ones that are theirs.

  • Cowgirl

    That was unfortunate.

  • Cowgirl

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11172690
    Apparently they can’t spell ‘caption’ anymore either – is anyone proofing this stuff? The mistakes are so frequent that I’m beginning to think not.

    Ironically it’s misspelled in the caption.

  • Mr_Blobby

    Heroes for bringing up your own family because your own children cant.???Didn’t go so well the first time did it.

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