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Great Place to Work… Make it Hell/Heaven

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by ramkumar.mu, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. ramkumar.mu New Member

    Great Place to Work… Make it Hell/Heaven
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    A small story about Great place to work…

    A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said," Lord,I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.

    The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water. The

    people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful,but because the handle was longer than their arms, they

    could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."

    They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump,laughing and talking. The holy man said, "I don't understand"." It is simple said the Lord, "it requires only one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other. While the greedy think only of themselves."

    Moral:

    Its people's attitude that makes our place of work, a hell or heaven to them!! 'Help and Seek Help' this makes all the difference to each individual's life...and makes our lives hell or otherwise. Success and happiness is all about effective team-work.....make it a great place to work



    Thanks,
    Ram

    "It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."
  2. Adriaan New Member

    Problem with this kind of story is that they usually focus on a dilemma, and most of the time one can think of a third option that negates the dilemma ...

    In this case it's simple: you don't have to hold the spoon by the end of the handle in order to eat.

    To me, the moral to this story is this: the people in "heaven" depend on others to feed them, because they won't see that they have other options, and because they won't think for themselves.
  3. satya Moderator

    It's the good works, the good life, the good heart of a person that determines whether they're "saved".

    I believe in our ability as humans to be truly giving and kind and compassionate. I believe that if the impossible came true, if there IS a heaven, all people who do good works, regardless of faith, will be welcomed.


    Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
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  4. ramkumar.mu New Member

    Everybody in heaven and hell are tied to a spoon by God which is not removable [8D]


    quote:Originally posted by Adriaan

    Problem with this kind of story is that they usually focus on a dilemma, and most of the time one can think of a third option that negates the dilemma ...

    In this case it's simple: you don't have to hold the spoon by the end of the handle in order to eat.

    To me, the moral to this story is this: the people in "heaven" depend on others to feed them, because they won't see that they have other options, and because they won't think for themselves.

    Thanks,
    Ram

    "It is easy to write code for a spec and walk in water, provided, both are freezed..."
  5. Adriaan New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Everybody in heaven and hell are tied to a spoon by God which is not removable[8D]<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">Sorry, can't quite give you that [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />] - the story says "They were holding spoons with very long handles".

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