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The Perfect Boss . .

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by dineshasanka, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. dineshasanka 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 . . .




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  3. Adriaan New Member

    How people can have an analytical mind, and yet never question a PR story about someone in power ...
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