By Anonymous - United States - Deatsville
Today, my boss is still refusing to fire my psychotic coworker, who's made it his mission to insult, annoy, bully and threaten me every day into making me quit. My boss is convinced the guy just has "assburger's" and that the company would get sued if we fired him. FML
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  NeatNit  |  32

I say either the boss thinks that's how it's spelled, or OP has never heard of aspegers and just typed it up the way he heard it. My bet is on the latter! how would OP learn of his boss's mistake if it were the case?

By  MidnaLink  |  32

You have no reason to put up with this. I'd highly suggest a very wide, and hopefully short job hunt. And while he might not have "assburger's", he certainly does have "asswipe" syndrome.

By  chosha_fml  |  25

Start recording on your phone every time this coworker is near you, then play the recordings to your boss and say they can be used as evidence if he tries to sue.

By  qdawg06  |  23

I'm in awe that someone who thinks 'assburgers' is an actual disorder is in an authority position of a business.

  BrotherPhil  |  32

#87, some people do - it varies. The hard 'g' is German pronunciation, as Hans Asperger was Austrian, but in English the 'e' afterwards usually makes the 'g' soft. To be completely OCD about it, in the UK it's technically Asperger syndrome, as the use of the possessive indicates that a condition is named for the patient rather than the doctor.

  mememelll123  |  8

excuse me? I am English and have an education and have friends with Aspergers, so therefore I can safely say that in England most people pronounce it the way I said.

  BrotherPhil  |  32

I hear it both ways - mainly the "right" way from people in the community (eg the support group that I help with, or other campaigners), and with a soft g from the general public. I tend to use it either way my self, depending to whom I am speaking. I wasn't saying that you were wrong, just expanding on the difference.