A post by Pat
The entrepreneurial spirit is as universal as bad bosses. Wang Bang-yu [No comment], a 27-yr old computer engineer in Taiwan, quit his job because he couldn’t stand his boss who, he says, kept stepping on him. To release his emotions he decided to stomp on his boss, so to speak. Wang Bang-yu drew the outline of a doll on the bottom of his socks and inscribed the outline with “my ex-boss” then went on a therapeutic stomping spree. It worked. He felt much better.
Feeling better, but being unemployed, Wang Bang-yu thought there might be some money in these voodoo socks so he’s marketing them. In addition to the original “my ex-boss” palliative inscription, voodoo socks are available to stomp out anger against “my ex-boyfriend”, “my ex-girlfriend” and, most ingeniously, names of politicians. I think that last one may have big potential for a US market.
Wang Bang-yu, 27, from the southern city of Tainan, told cable TV channel TVBS on Wednesday that he resigned from a hi-tech company earlier this year because his boss ‘stepped on me all the time.’
Two months after launching his business, Wang has sold 500 pairs of voodoo socks. He plans to expand the business by taking direct orders from customers.
Wang’s business is running so well, he no longer feels anger at his ex-boss. Rather, he’s grateful the falling-out helped launch his new career.