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The Perfect Boss

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by ghemant, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. ghemant Moderator

    There were about 70 scientists working on a very hectic project. All of them were really frustrated due to the pressure of work and the demands of their boss but everyone was loyal to him and did not think of quitting the job.

    One day, one scientist came to his boss and told him - Sir, I have promised to my children that I will take them to the exhibition going on in our township. So I want to leave the office at 5 30 pm.

    His boss replied "OK, You're permitted to leave the office early today"

    The Scientist started working. He continued his work after lunch. As usual he got involved to such an extent that he looked at his watch when he felt he was close to completion.The time was 8.30 PM. Suddenly he remembered of the promise he had given to his children.

    He looked for his boss,,He was not there. Having told him in the morning itself, he closed everything and left for home.

    Deep within himself, he was feeling guilty for having disappointed his children.He reached home. Children were not there.His wife alone was sitting in the hall and reading magazines.

    The situation was explosive, any talk would boomerang on him. His wife asked him "Would you like to have coffee or shall I straight away serve dinner if you are hungry.

    The man replied "If you would like to have coffee, i too will have but what about Children ??" Wife replied "You don't know ?? Your manager came here at 5.15 PM and has taken the children to the exhibition "

    What had really happened was ... The boss who granted him permission was observing him working seriously at 5.00 PM. He thought to himself, this person will not leave the work, but if he has promised his children they should enjoy the visit to exhibition. So he took the lead in taking them to exhibition

    The boss does not have to do it everytime. But once it is done, loyalty is established.That is why all the scientists at Thumba continued to work under their boss eventhough the stress was tremendous.

    By the way , can you hazard a guess as to who the boss was ????????

    He was none other than Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, President of India.

    Hemantgiri S. Goswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
    "Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami
  2. Adriaan New Member

    Sorry, but I don't find that a particularly uplifting story. No matter who this boss later turned out to be (and this does sound a lot like a PR fairy tale) he sounds like a self-centered person who doesn't care that his staff are neglecting themselves.
  3. ghemant Moderator

    Hi,<br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Adriaan</i><br /><br />Sorry, but I don't find that a particularly uplifting story. No matter who this boss later turned out to be (and this does sound a lot like a PR fairy tale) he sounds like a self-centered person who doesn't care that his staff are neglecting themselves.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />its not a fairy tale . its a true story ... and a boss is our President Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam.<br /><br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Regards<br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br />
  4. satya Moderator

    Wow, great to hear another true tale about Dr. Kalam.
    Thanks Hemant.

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  5. ghemant Moderator

    Hi ,
    Its really honour for we ppl that Mr.Kalam is with us.. he is the only in Nation for whom every one respects and salute him. Proud to have a President like him.


    Regards.

    Hemantgiri S. Goswami
    ghemant@gmail.com
    "Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami
  6. FrankKalis Moderator

    Sorry, but I had to google on his name. Are these his sites? <br /<a target="_blank" href=http://presidentofindia.nic.in/>http://presidentofindia.nic.in/</a><br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.abdulkalam.com/index.jsp>http://www.abdulkalam.com/index.jsp</a><br /><br />It certainly looks different from politician homepages I'm used to. I've never seen an official government site linking poetry, songs and stuff like that on the homepage. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  7. Adriaan New Member

    Hm, don't you guys know about PR, 'spin doctors' and the like? Don't believe everything you hear, especially about people in power.
  8. FrankKalis Moderator

    Haha, you know how many people it takes in California to change a light bulb?

    25, one to screw the bulb in and 24 to share the experience.

    --
    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  9. ghemant Moderator

    Hi,<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Adriaan</i><br /><br />Hm, don't you guys know about PR, 'spin doctors' and the like? Don't believe everything you hear, especially about people in power.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />Adriaan..<br />actually Dr.Kalam does what he says their are too much to tale about him but can't everything he is very very closer to every ppl even from slums ,poor , scientists all ppl live in india love them he is very genuine ppl ... really <br /><br /><br />Hi Frank,<br />as Dr. Kalam write poems , stories , novells and lots about science you can find them on the net.. as he is President of India ,yes its official site of our President Dr.Kalam.<br /><br /><br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />][:I]<br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br />
  10. Adriaan New Member

    Yes, and I'm sure he actually lives in the slums.
  11. ghemant Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Adriaan</i><br /><br />Yes, and I'm sure he actually lives in the slums.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />] yes he is a son of fisherman and he turns as President of India, he lives in Delhi in President's House . if you can google about him..he is awarded docterate from 30 top most university from globe... and its not a joke and not an easy work / achievment. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br />
  12. Adriaan New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ghemant</i><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Adriaan</i><br /><br />Yes, and I'm sure he actually lives in the slums.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />] yes he is a son of fisherman and he turns as President of India, he lives in Delhi in President's House . if you can google about him..he is awarded docterate from 30 top most university from globe... and its not a joke and not an easy work / achievment. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">About his humble dwellings - I thought as much.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />About the doctorates: I think you will find the vast majority are honorary degrees (HC). Usually if a head of state visits another state, they check if he already holds an honorary degree in that country, and if not, they arrange that he makes a portentous speech at a prestigious university and award the doctorate at the end.
  13. ghemant Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Adriaan</i><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ghemant</i><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Adriaan</i><br /><br />Yes, and I'm sure he actually lives in the slums.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />] yes he is a son of fisherman and he turns as President of India, he lives in Delhi in President's House . if you can google about him..he is awarded docterate from 30 top most university from globe... and its not a joke and not an easy work / achievment. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote">I thought as much.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />no you cannot think out of it ! [8D][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br /><br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br />
  14. FrankKalis Moderator

    Guys, please don't let this discussion get out of control! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Remember, TGIFF again.<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  15. Madhivanan Moderator

    Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is an extraordinary person


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  16. satya Moderator

    Keep your cool on Friday.... lets not waste forum resources for unnecessary discussion.

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  17. Adriaan New Member

    He may well be an extreaordinary person, but all this PR spin doesn't exactly help me believe that.
  18. FrankKalis Moderator

    Well Adriaan, probably we here in Europe have a different mindset towards this.<br /><br />Disclaimer: Please note that I did say "different", not "better" or "worse". <br /><br />Satya is correct. We should rather enjoy that it's Friday again. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  19. Adriaan New Member

    My mindset is indeed that I am infinitely more impressed with a person who holds one degree than with one who holds a dozen.<br /><br />But okay, I'll get off my soapbox pronto.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />][XX)]<br />
  20. FrankKalis Moderator

    Actually I'm neither impressed if one holds 1 degree, 2 or 30. To me a degree is hardly more than a piece of paper and doens't imply anything.

    --
    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)

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