Tiger Oil Memos

Have you seen the Tiger Oil memos? Whoah, Nelly!

It’s “…a total of 22 enormously entertaining memos; all sent by, or on behalf of, the firm’s incredibly amusing, painfully tactless, and seemingly constantly angry CEO — Edward ‘Tiger Mike’ Davis — to his staff.”

Here’s are some of my favorites.

On gossip:

Idle conversation and gossip in this office among employees will result in immediate termination.

Don’t talk about other people and other things in this office.


I can swear – you can’t:

I swear, but since I am the owner of this company, that is my privilege, and this privilege is not to be interpreted as the same for any employee. That differentiates me from you, and I want to keep it that way. There will be absolutely no swearing, by any employee, male or female, in this office, ever.

No celebrations:

Per Edward Mike Davis’ orders, there will be no more birthday celebrations, birthday cakes, levity, or celebrations of any kind within the office. This is a business office.

If you have to celebrate, do it after office hours on your own time.


I can’t believe that company isn’t around anymore :o)

Hat-tip to Peter Billingham for telling me about these!

Also – it made me think of this classic Simpsons moment:

One thought on “Tiger Oil Memos”

  1. I do not find these memos amusing at all. I have worked for too many of this kind of trash. This is not some isolated, nostalgic bit of fun. These kinds of memos go out to 1000s of employees EVERY DAY. And the irony is that it never occurs to those jerks that they NEED their employees more than the employees need them. Maybe that is why that company is OOB.

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