Thursday, October 29, 2009

Little Novels

Here are some little novels that you'll see hidden in the workplace:
  • The person who routinely plays dumb in order to avoid embarrassing others.
  • The team members who devote most of their time to sabotaging one another.
  • The manager who long ago mistook timidity for deliberation.
  • The employee who hates the workplace so much he won't leave until it is perfect.
  • The executive who secretly longs to be an artist.
  • The director who measures personal success solely in dollars.
  • The burnt-out case who is just going through the motions.
  • The grizzled veteran who barks at people but genuinely cares for them.
  • The smiling chief of staff who'd cut your throat for a quarter.
  • The young supervisor who has better judgment than several department heads.
  • The quiet technician who is a vast reservoir of untapped knowledge.
  • The lawyer who keeps nudging top management to do the right thing.
  • The worker who has been looking forward to retirement from the first day on the job.

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