Albert was a middle-aged man (54 at the time of his introduction) who the Pointy-Haired Boss hired so Path-E-Tech Management could "win an award for being one of the best places to work with one foot in the grave.", even though Albert was only 54. The PHB kept trying to cater to the need of the elderly for Albert, mistakenly believing that he was elderly. He told the PHB that his last job was designing computer chips, but he misunderstood, thinking he designed either chocolate chips, or Poker chips. He seemed to be on friendly terms with Asok, feeling him all about his childhood, and how his only toy was bark.